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medical marijuana license

Why get a medical marijuana license in San Diego?

It’s easy to get licensed!  Check out these benefits!

Years ago finding a doctor to write you a prescription for marijuana was quite the task. Many times you’d have to drive to the seedy part of town to find a less than reputable doctor. Then, you’d have to drive around to find an even shadier store to buy your stash! My how times have changed.

San Diego has never been a hotbed for hemp, marijuana, or cannabis products. Even with the recent change in state laws regarding marijuana, dispensaries aren’t exploding around the SD area. Most of that is due to some of the tough building business codes. Although, now that California has made recreational marijuana legal things are getting much easier. Places like the Medical Marijuana Evaluation Centers located in cities throughout California, including San Diego, are reputable offices where you can apply for a card.

What are the benefits of having a medical marijuana license?

  • Once you have your card you will have a variety of options and opportunities to purchase marijuana and cannabis products that you would not have access to without it. Some of these dispensaries are really top-notch, carrying a wide variety of some of the best products on the market.
  • Also, having a medical marijuana card is not only helpful in procuring marijuana but also with protecting you legally. If you are pulled over and subject to a search, your able to, without fear of penalty, allow an officer to look though your vehicle freely.
  • Remember however, you are restricted from using medical marijuana in the following places:
    • In any place where smoking is prohibited by law.
    • In or within 1,000 feet of the grounds of a school, recreation center, or youth center, unless the medical use occurs within a residence.
    • On a school bus.
    • As a driver or a passenger while in a motor vehicle or boat that is being operated, keep it in the trunk.

Can I travel with marijuana with a medical marijuana license?

Our nation is slowly changing its mind about marijuana use. Half the states have legalized it for medical purpose and very few for recreational use. So if you’re considering moving about from state to state and want to bring some marijuana along, you should probably reconsider.

  • First off, DUI and/or DWI can apply to marijuana as it can impair judgement. Also, you’ll have to consider those who are riding and driving with you.
  • Second, if you’re traveling on roads that might bring you near a state that doesn’t look favorably on any kind of marijuana use you’re going to want to leave your stash at home. Having your MM license is not going to protect you from the local authorities.
  • Lastly, if you’re flying, forget about it. Actually no, DON’T forget about it because if you bring it aboard a flight and it just happens to be in your luggage, during a search, TSA may detain you. In some airports the protocol varies and TSA, being a federal agency, has different rules than the state or city. So do a thorough check of all your luggage and if you plan to buy some on your trip make sure it won’t be an issue at any layover you may have.

What documents do I need to get a medical marijuana license?

  • Proof of Eligible Condition – This could be one of any debilitating illness like AIDS, anxiety disorder, MS, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Chron’s, Hepatitis C, PTSD, epilspey, and glaucoma. Be certain your condition is eligible with your doctor. Also you can check here:
  • Proof of Residence
    • Utility bill and/or rental agreement forms.
  • Valid California ID or DL
  • Doctors Prescription

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