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You must have a Valid California Identification Card every time you receive medication! All members must be a qualified patient under CA Prop 215, SB420 & H&S Code 11362.5, 11362.7, et seq., and a doctor has recommended, prescribed and approved the use of medical marijuana.

Medical cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis plant as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy, as well as synthetic THC and cannabinoids. This usage generally requires a prescription, and distribution is usually done within a framework defined by local laws.

 Medical cannabis may be legally used & cultivated by qualified patients in California under Prop. 215, provided they have a recommendation from a licensed physician.

EDMUND G. BROWN JR. the Attorney General for the State of California published the GUIDELINES FOR THE SECURITY AND NON-DIVERSION OF MARIJUANA GROWN FOR MEDICAL USE in August 2008.

JAN I GOLDSMITH the City Attorney for the city of San Diego published the  REPORT TO THE COMMITEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES RE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA on July 24th, 2009.

DAVID W OGDEN the Deputy Attorney General published the MEMORANDUM FOR SELECTED UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS regarding investigations and prosecutions in states authorizing the medical use of marijuana on October 19th, 2009.

State law (SB 420) establishes voluntary state ID card program plus Prop. 215 guidelines for possession and cultivation effective Jan 1, 2004. State minimum limit set at 6 mature or 12 immature plants and 8 ounces dried, processed marijuana, except where physician declares more is needed, or where local governments authorize more.  San Diego (also Chula Vista) city council guidelines allow up to 1 lb of processed marijuana, 24 plants in 64 square feet indoors; no outdoors growing allowed except in enclosed greenhouses.

Medical uses of marijuana: California law allows use for any serious condition for which marijuana provides relief. Over 250 different illnesses reported.

State ID card program for medical marijuana patients starts up in certain counties. 

Certain cities and counties have their own local Prop 215 guidelines. Medical cannabis supporters are pressing for the adoption of higher guidelines (such as the Sonoma guidelines, advocated by Safe Access Now).

Local ordinances regulate, ban, or license medical cannabis dispensaries in many cities or counties.

Cal NORML estimates over 300,000 medical marijuana patients in California (2007). 

Hashish is covered by Prop. 215 according to Attorney General ruling.

Cal state surveys show decline in student marijuana use since passage of Prop. 215.
State Supreme Court Mower decision protects medical marijuana patients (Jul 18, 2002).

Survey of Prop 215 patients shows chronic pain the top use for medical marijuana.

US Supreme Court Conant decision protects physicians who recommend marijuana for medicine (Oct 15, 2003).

Cannabis/Marijuana may impair a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery. 

Loitering on or around the collective/dispensary facility is prohibited by California Penal Code section 647(e).

  The diversion of Cannabis/Marijuana for Non Medical purposes is a violation of state law.

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