California Medical Marijuana Card allows medical marijuana patients the use of cannabis to treat symptoms such as AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine, persistent muscle spasms, including spasms associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, including seizures associated with epilepsy, severe nausea; Other chronic or persistent medical symptoms.
Medical Marijuana Card in California
California Cannabis Card or MMJ card allows medical marijuana patients to possess up to no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, S.B. 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana when recommended by a physician. The legislation also allows counties and municipalities to approve and/or maintain local ordinances permitting patients to possess larger quantities of medicinal pot than allowed under the new state guidelines. You must see a licensed physician to get your marijuana card prescribed prior to sending in the application form for the cannabis card to the state of California Dept. Of Health.
Caregivers Growing Marijuana in California
According to a Jan. 21, 2010 article titled “California Supreme Court Further Clarifies Medical Marijuana Laws,” by Aaron Smith, California Policy Director at the Marijuana Policy Project, the impact of the ruling is that people growing more than 6 mature or 12 immature plants are still subject to arrest and prosecution, but they will be allowed to use a medical necessity defense in court. California medical marijuana cards are for caregivers to grow cannabis and patients to use it legally.