From January 2018, individuals 21 years and older will be able to purchase cannabis legally. But there’s a catch. Not every citizen will be able to buy it. The truth is that most cities are still not prepared to introduce the much-anticipated laws since the Bureau of Cannabis Control is still in the midst of developing an online system for businesses to apply for operating licenses.
- Do I still need a medical card, now that California has legalized recreational cannabis?
Apart from the fact that recreational users in cities such as San Fransisco are most likely to be unable to buy cannabis from January next year, medical cannabis users with a medical card can continue their MMJ use without a snag. On top of this, owning a medical card has numerous advantages over recreational users.
- What are the main benefits of buying a medical card? With a medical card, MMJ users can receive the following benefits:
25% tax savings on their marijuana expenditure.
Eight times the possession limit as compared to recreational users who are constrained by the one-ounce limit.
Growing limit of up to 100 square feet of marijuana plants.
Better access to cannabis products, price options as compared to recreational marijuana users.
Lower age limit for using cannabis ie. 18 years.
Legal protection in carrying medical cannabis on flights within California.
Entitlement to receive cannabis gifts and product giveaways from dispensaries exclusive to medical cannabis patients.
- How to become a medical cannabis user in California? California’s cannabis regulations mandate users to get a recommendation from a licensed physician before they can start using medical cannabis. In our quest to bridge the gap between patients and medical cannabis, we firmly believe that anyone who is medically qualified to use cannabis must have complete, legal access to it.
- What are the qualifying medical conditions for using medical marijuana?
Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in California include:
- Severe pain
- Muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis
- Seizures, including, but not limited to, those associated with epilepsy
- Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health
For a complete list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis, please refer to California Proposition 215, with revised Senate Bill 420.
- Can medical marijuana users grow/possess more than recreational users?
While recreational users can only grow up to 6 plants per individual, medical marijuana patients can grow up to 100 sq. feet of marijuana plants. Additionally, medical card holders can possess eight times the amount of marijuana (8 ounces) as compared to recreational users who can only possess one ounce.
- Can I carry medical cannabis while traveling on a plane?
Homeland Security’s Transit Security Administration considers air travel with cannabis to be illegal. But medical marijuana users can be exempted from this constraint when traveling to cannabis-friendly airports such as San Fransico and Oakland. Furthermore, even though all counties are legally required to permit minimum state limit, the maximum amount of cannabis MMJ users can carry can differ.
We advise you to check the concerned airport’s marijuana policy and always keep your medical card handy with you.
- Do employers allow medical marijuana use for employees?
California Supreme Court has allowed employers to reject applicants and fire employees who test positive for cannabis, regardless of their medical or recreational status. However, some employers can make certain exceptions if they present a valid medical marijuana recommendation. Support Cal NORML in their attempt to change this.
- Do I have to visit OnlineMedicalCard’s office to apply for a medical card?
Here at OnlineMedicalCard, our team of dedicated professionals strives hard to ensure swift, reliable and efficient services to our clients. Our doctors are at your service seven days a week to give you the medical attention you and your loved ones deserve. Although we do accept walk-ins, clients who choose to use our online application process can get an online medical evaluation from our doctors from Monday to Sunday, between 9 AM to 10 PM.
- Would my personal information stay confidential?
While applying for a medical card with us, stay assured of patient confidentiality and privacy. We maintain our records under strict HIPPA regulations, thus ensuring that your sensitive information is not revealed to a third party.
- Can I use my medical card in states other than California?
Besides the counties and cities of California, the medical recommendation issued by OnlineMedicalCard is accepted in Nevada as well.
- How to apply with OnlineMedicalCard.com?
OnlineMedicalCard’ s three-step application process takes only 10 minutes of your time and requires the user to-
Fill out the application form on our website.
Receive a video chat with our licensed physician.
Get your medical card on your email id in PDF format.
Visit our homepage to get started and start using medical cannabis at the earliest.