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How to get permission to grow marijuana for medical use in California

The California Department of Public Health has launched the medical marijuana program to register beneficiaries of the race, race and purchase of marijuana for medical purposes. The program issues an ID card that records qualified patients and their carers. Carrying the card is voluntary but valuable because it identifies the owner as a protected marijuana user under Proposition 215 and the California Senate Bill 420, and the card can complicate the problem with the police.

How to get permission to grow marijuana for medical use in California 2

credit: pkripper503 / iStock / Getty Images Physicians prescribe marijuana for a number of serious conditions.

Instructions for individuals

Step 1

Get a doctor's recommendation for a certain amount of marijuana. There are no legal restrictions on this amount, but a doctor who prescribes excessive amounts may apply to the State Medical Committee.

Step 2

Collect the required information. These include your doctor's recommendation, proof of identity, e.g. A California driving license or valid ID, as well as a proof of residence, such as a lease or mortgage, a California car registration or utility bill.

Step 3

Apply in person to your local health authority for your card. Present the required information, fill out a form, take the photo and pay 50 €.

Step 4

Get your medical marijuana card. The card carries your photo and a unique identification number.

Instructions for cooperatives

Step 1

Join a group of other people who have prescribed marijuana and are a non-profit collective or co-operative for marijuana development.

Step 2

Get approval from the state salesperson board to collect your sales tax. The cooperative must collect and pay sales tax on all marijuana sales.

Step 3

Get additional urban or regional business licenses. Requirements vary from site to site.

Step 4

Create a request for participation and verification. Each member of the cooperative must either have a medical marijuana ID or otherwise provide the necessary information. Referral physicians must provide proof of identity and authorization status.