- 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.
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.
- A- After obtaining your recommendation, you are legally entitled to grow, possess, consume, and transport cannabis as your medicine. This is only a California state law; the federal government does not recognize medical marijuana.
- 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.
- A- Absolutely not, here at Cat City Care 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A- At this time medical insurance companies do not cover your evaluation or the cost of your medication.
- 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.