How can I get Medical Marijuana?

  • A- To get your Medical Marijuana you must receive a written verifiable recommendation from a California board licensed physician. Once you have your doctor’s recommendation you can legally grow, consume & possess your medicine under California State Law Prop 215. A physician can write a recommendation for any condition for which cannabis provides relief. However, most physicians recommend cannabis for symptoms associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and many serious diseases and ailments.

How do I become a medical marijuana patient in California?

  • A- California law states you must have a recommendation for the medicinal use of cannabis from a licensed physician. A physician may write a recommendation for any ailment for which cannabis provides relief. However, most physicians write recommendations for symptoms associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and many other serious illnesses.

Once I’m a legal Prop215 medical marijuana patient, what rights do I have?

I just failed a drug test. If I get a recommendation now, will it help me?

  • A- No, a recommendation from a doctor is valid only from the date written; therefore it would not relate to any past court dates or drug tests. A recommendation cannot and will not be backdated.

When I get a medical marijuana recommendation will my name be on government list?

  • A- Absolutely not, here at 4th street Medical we respect our patient’s privacy, we are in compliance with the HIPAA privacy agreement. Your records remain safe and confidential, they only way a patients records would be release is if it was requested by the patient.

How many plants can I cultivate with my Medical Marijuana Recommendation?

  • A- The quantity of plants and medication you can possess varies from county to county. If your county does not have a higher limit, you may possess eight ounces of cured cannabis, six plants in (mature) flowering, or up to twelve plants in the (immature) vegetative state. No city or county may adopt limits lower than the amount aforementioned. We strongly recommend that you check (SB420) for your local guidelines.

Is it true that the federal government does not recognize medical marijuana recommendations in California?

  • A- Yes, this is true. The federal government does not recognize California’s medical cannabis laws. Cannabis possession, cultivation, and use are illegal under federal law – even for qualified patients. The State however does support the use of medical marijuana as an alternative treatment and California’s medical cannabis laws remain fully in force and unaffected by this conflict.

Will my medical insurance company cover the recommendation?

  • A- At this time medical insurance companies do not cover your evaluation or the cost of your medication.

Does local and state law enforcement recognize medical marijuana and its patients?

  • A- To the delight of medical marijuana supporters, the California Highway Patrol has agreed to stop taking cannabis from motorists in routine traffic stops who have a doctor’s recommendation. Attorney General Bill Lockyer affirmed that medical marijuana use is sanctioned by California law, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. CHP officers were told in an Aug. 22 bulletin of the new policy, which now allows patients traveling on state highways to have as much as 8 ounces of marijuana if they had a certified user identification card or written approval from a physician.