NEW TO MARIJUANA - THE CALI-NEVADA GUIDE
A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CANNABIS
What is marijuana? marijuana, also known as cannabis, weed, pot, bud. It is an herb, the vegetative part of the cannabis plant which contains psychoactive and medicinal substances, namely: THC, CBD, other cannabinoids, terpenes and other medicinals.
Marijuana has been used for thousands of years as a medicine, sacrament and health tonic. Only in the past eighty years has cannabis been declared illegal.
How can I take marijuana? You can smoke it, vape it, eat it or drink it.
How much do I take? Try a very small amount daily. Add more each week until the best benefits are achieved.
How long do the effects last? Inhalation lasts an hour or two, eating it lasts all day.
Do all forms of cannabis get you high? No, cannabis with mostly all CBD is non-psychoactive but is good for inflammation and seizures.
When cannabis was declared illegal by the government in 1934, the orthodox medical establishment refused to comply right away.
Today, cannabis is once again recognized by most Americans as a legal substance.
What are the short-term effects of marijuana use? marijuana: mental and physical effects, such as a "high" or "stoned" feeling, change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects: a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.
What are the positive health effects of marijuana? Here is a great medical marijuana beginner site with a lot of information in it.
What are the negative health effects of marijuana? Here are some trends and health effects direct from the Colorado state government.
How can I get marijuana? read this guide.
How to weigh marijuana? Buy a scale!
How can I use marijuana? Common methods of consumption: Combustion (smoking), vapes, edibles, and tinctures.
How to roll a joint? Classic ways to smoke marijuana. Click to see how.
First time getting high, help? Click this!
Conditions and Symptoms Commonly Treated with Cannabis - Millions of Patients in America
ADD & ADHD - Alzheimer's Disease - Anorexia - Anxiety - Arthritis - Asthma - Autoimmune Disorders - Bipolar Disorder - Cachexia - Cancer - Cardiovascular Disease - Crohn's Disease - Epilepsy - Fibromyalgia - Gastrointestinal Disorder (GI) - Glaucoma - HIV & AIDS - Hypertension - Migraines - Multiple Sclerosis - Muscular Dystrophy - Neurological Disorders - Parkinson's - Phantom Limb Pain - PMS - Psychosis & Schizophrenia - PTSD - Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) - Tinnitus Tourette's Syndrome
MMJDOCTORONLINE NOTES: We supply medical marijuana recommendations to new and established patients through a quick online telemedicine process. Telemedicine is endorsed by the California Board of Medicine, where the level of health care is equivalent to a visit to the clinic. Our process asks only the necessary questions, to determine if your conditions and symptoms qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation in the opinion of the acting physician. Patients don't pay unless they are approved. We also supply Cannabis MMJ ID and grower's permits for use at dispensaries, delivery services and other vendors throughout the State of California and in some precincts of Nevada as well.
HOW PATIENTS IN CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND OTHER STATES SAVE MONEY WITH THEIR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
I’m suffering from pain from a serious accident. I’m completely off the morphine and only occasionally use Norco, supplementing with OTC painkillers as necessary.
I live in a state with legal-recreational weed, but it was suggested that I get a card. The process will cost me $75 for one year or $125 for two years. So why do I want a medical card? Other than being able to shop from places that are “medical only”, what’s the benefit to getting a MMJ card?
Without knowing the state that's kinda hard to answer. Some states have lower taxes for medical users. Some allow medical users to purchase more at one time, allowing for better deals.
Sorry. Nevada. My research shows that I’ll save on taxes but will actually be able to purchase less with a card than I can purchase recreationally! But I don’t know whether there are other benefits, other than trying to keep my job (despite there not being any official protections) or not get screwed by my health insurance for whatever reason (though that might have been just a paranoid invention in my mind one day when higher than intended).
I just came back from Vegas. Love the setup/dispensaries there. Try xpost in r/vegastrees as locals will have more information as to the pros and cons. In my limited knowledge of the Nevada scene, most dispensaries have better prices and deals for medical users and I know you (medical) can buy and maybe possess more, not sure.
“Medical buyers are legally allowed up to two-and-a-half ounces of flower purchases every two weeks or the THC equivalent of concentrate .... Recreational buyers in Nevada can buy up to one ounce of flower per day, or one-eighth of an ounce of concentrates, edibles or other ingestible products. That allows them nearly six times as much legal weed in the same 14-day period as medical buyers.”
It’s not a problem for me, as I’m a pretty light user, apparently, but it’s still head-scratching ironic. And it would definitely limit the tax savings, if that’s the only benefit to a card in NV.
It’s not an ounce per day for recreational, it’s an ounce per visit. You can literally go in, get an ounce, put it in your car, go back in, get another ounce. So, if you needed more than your 2.5 ounces every 2 weeks allotted thru medical, you could always just go in and buy as recreational, but pay the extra 15% tax.
Wow, that makes no sense to even get a med card. The article did mention that other states that have legalized recreational use have noticed a decline in med cards. With all this being new, I'm sure that these points are being addressed, but we all know how long it takes the government to do anything.
In my state, the card is about $300 a year, but to buy legally it's almost a 28% tax, so it's about the same cost either way. Plus, my state still doesn't have any recreational dispensaries open yet (although they were approved by voters years ago) so cards are needed.
MMJDoctoronline Note: In California, an online doctor's recommendation and card is less than one third the above stated price of $300
Massachusetts. Our state is so corrupt, it's disgusting. Voters approved recreational marijuana a few years ago and we were supposed to have recreational dispensaries open by 2018, but so far, not a single one has even gotten started building or been approved. Voters ONLY approved around a 20% tax (if I remember correctly) and instead, the state decided to up the recreational tax to almost 30%. Voters voted to have the health department oversee marijuana and instead, our politicians decided to create a 5 person Cannabis Control Commission where 4 of the 5 members openly campaigned AGAINST marijuana being legalized. We still only have a single medical dispensary for more 2/3 of the state (Western and Central Mass), while Boston has 5-7 in the area, despite the fact that we were supposed to have at LEAST one medical dispensary in each county a few years ago. To go to the medical dispensary, it's about a 45 minute drive each way and I'm not nearly as far away as some in Western Mass are. To make it worse, they charge $15 a gram so for the recreational buyers, they will have to pay $15 a gram + almost 30% tax when we finally get some recreational dispensaries open.
California basically took what was a great system for 20 years and made it impossible to jump through the hoops required to make MJ that passes every test in a facility that meets every requirement and still make money. I think it's California being overly protective than anything nefarious, but yeah, it's bad here.
Medical MMJ was cheaper to produce/obtain and equally safe than it recreational. MMJ Cards are basically free.
California is WAYYY better than Massachusetts. I know people here in Mass who get shipments of weed from California and they pay barely anything. You guys are so lucky out there. The medical marijuana flower here costs 4-5x the cost versus California and other marijuana products cost even more. I'm jealous!
You won’t get reciprocity, per se, but medical use is far more recognized outside of your state. Even if it’s 100% illegal in that state, cops frequently will just move you along. Only the biggest hard asses are going to prosecute someone taking medicine.
We always have had at least one in the social circle to try the newest shit or concentrates when they got big but mostly for high dose edibles and oils
So you’re saying I could use it to make my way into new social circles?
Sorry, I was just explaining why at least one of us held one, otherwise there's better bud on the street.
Just a joke. No need to apologize.
It allows you to bypass a lot of the quantity limits as well as eliminating the recreational tax(in many states)... It might also give you more home grow rights or the right to have non-standard products.
I wonder if it might also give you the right to use in public.
Aside from that, it isn't 100? necessary if you aren't planning to use it consistently.
You might also look into r/kratom as a painkiller.
In Oregon usually the only benefit is that you don't pay the 20% tax on what you buy and you get first place in line.
If you have a food stamp card or military card you get a discount on the medical certification.
Ask yourself, how much do you intend on using during the year, and if you use more than an ounce or so, would your money be better used on concentrates, more for less tax.
Here in DC, it's legal recreationally but not legal to buy. So, there's no dispensary. Medical card bypasses that.