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California Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

1996

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been "deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician"

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

No possession limits specified

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, but no cultivation limits are specified.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

No, but some cities locally regulate dispensaries.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Cal. Health & Saf. Code, §11362.7 (2003)
  • Cal. Health & Saf. Code, §§ 11362.7 - 11362.83 (2003)
  • California Compassionate Use Act 1996, Cal. Health & Saf. Code, § 11362.5 (1996)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, primary caregiver is the individual, designated by a qualified patient or by a person with an identification card, who has consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health, or safety of that patient or person. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older (unless the primary caregiver is the parent of a minor child who is a qualified patient or a person with an identification card).

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information on California's medical marijuana law, please contact:

California NORML
2261 Market Street #278A
San Francisco, CA 94144
(415) 563-5858
http://www.canorml.org/

For detailed information on county or municipal medical marijuana guidelines, please visit:
http://www.canorml.org/medical-marijuana/local-growing-limits-in-California

For a list of California doctors who recommend medical cannabis, please visit:
http://listings.canorml.org/medical-marijuana-doctors-in-California/list.lasso

For a list of California medical cannabis providers, please visit:
http://canorml.org/medical-marijuana/California-collectives-and-dispensaries-guide




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