California Medical Marijuana Rules

California Medical Marijuana Rules

California does provide for the use of Medical Marijuana as long as you are compliant with the laws.

What is the number of plants allowed?

You can possess up eight ounces of dried Marijuana for Medical use.  You are also allowed to cultivate and own up to 12 immature or six mature Marijuana plants in addition to the dried Marijuana in your possession.  There are circumstances in which your physician can recommend that you be allowed to possess or grow more than these guidelines suggest.

What are the medical conditions covered under the laws?

Conditions approved for Medical Marijuana use include but are not limited to: 

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Migraine
  • Chronic pain
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea.
You might be interested in the California Department of Public Health

What are the legal protections?

You must have written or oral confirmation from a state-licensed physician stating that you have a qualifying condition. 

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What is the registration process?

The state does not recognize Medical Marijuana cards from out of state. It does not require California residents to register, but there is a voluntary registration option for your protection. 

More about the regulations

Final thoughts:  While California does allow for the use of Medical Marijuana, it is important to comply with the rules regarding possession and cultivation, as not doing so could cost you the right of using Medicinal Marijuana.