Medical Recommendation

Medical MarijuanaIf you are a Medical Marijuana Patient you should continue to acquire your Medical Recommendation yearly.

 

Medical Marijuana Patients with Recommendation have the right to possess and cultivate more cannabis as per SEC. 139.

SEC. 139.
Section 11362.77 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
11362.77. 
(a) A qualified patient or primary caregiver may possess no more than eight ounces of dried cannabis per qualified patient. In addition, a qualified patient or primary caregiver may also maintain no more than six mature or 12 immature cannabis plants per qualified patient.
(b) If a qualified patient or primary caregiver has a physician’s recommendation that this quantity does not meet the qualified patient’s medical needs, the qualified patient or primary caregiver may possess an amount of cannabis consistent with the patient’s needs.

 

Medical Marijuana Patients with Recommendation have the added protection allowing the patient to operate a vehicle with cannabis in their possession as per SEC. 174.

SEC. 174.
Section 23222 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
23222. (a) No person shall have in his or her possession on his or her person, while driving a motor vehicle upon a highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 23220, any bottle, can, or other receptacle, containing any alcoholic beverage which has been opened, or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed.
(b) (1) Except as authorized by law, every person who has in his or her possession on his or her person, while driving a motor vehicle upon a highway or on lands, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 23220, any receptacle containing any cannabis or cannabis products, as defined by Section 11018.1 of the Health and Safety Code, which has been opened or has a seal broken, or loose cannabis flower not in a container, is guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).
(c) Subdivision (b) does not apply to a qualified patient or person with an identification card, as defined in Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code, if both of the following apply:
(1) The person is carrying a current identification card or a physician’s recommendation.
(2) The cannabis or cannabis product is contained in a container or receptacle that is either sealed, resealed, or closed.

If you are a medical marijuana patient and you have the State Medical Marijuana Identification Card, you are exempt from paying the state sales and use tax.

Click here to visit the States Medical Marijuana Identification Card website for more information – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/Medial-Marijuana-Identification-Card.aspx

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