WHY YOU NEED A CALIFORNIA MEDICAL MARIJUANA IDENTIFICATION CARD
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"The event is for ages 18 and older. While a California state medical marijuana recommendation or card is not needed to attend, one is needed to enter the on-site medicating area." - Coachella Music Festival featuring Ice Cube and Major Lazer
There are many reasons why you want Medical Marijuana ID. As the headline says, Concert goers who want to light up can do so legally now. Getting busted for a joint, while unlikely is still an annoying possibility. You never know if you'll run into a good cop or a bad cop, there are plenty of both out there.
6 Reasons Why should I have MMJ ID?
- MMJ-ID provides power protection from prosecution. MMJ Card holders are allowed to possess, consume, transport and grow Medical Marijuana within the guidelines specified in Proposition 215 and other statutes. See further reading for every statute and law relating to MMJ in California.
- Everyone connected with Medical Marijuana love to see ID. It makes their job easy. Vendors, officials, law enforcement, strata council members, what have you can all see, in a flash, this person is OK.
- Your valid MMJ ID card allows you to prove you're a legal patient that is allowed to purchase Medical Marijuana ate at any Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Cannabis Club, Cooperative or Delivery Service in California.
- With a flash of your ID, you can smoke at events and concerts in designate medication areas.
- You can leave your Doctor's recommendation in your car to show police you're legal if stopped and use your ID while active in public areas. Note that police won't necessarily let you go to your car to get your documents.
- You've got backup. If you lose your Doctor's recommendation you have your card.
How to Qualify to get MMJ ID in 30 minutes or less.
First - To qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card, you must be an adult California resident,
Acceptable ID includes Driver's license, Residents State ID, passport. Foreigners that live in California can get a MMJ-ID card too. They simply need to get a California Driver's license. It's not so difficult. Canadians and Mexicans only need a passport and a bill or some other document that shows they are living in California.
Second - A licensed California doctor must recommend Medical Marijuana in writing. According to State law, described in Proposition 215, MMJ patients must have a qualifying medical condition. Most major diseases automatically qualify patients for MMJ. California Doctors commonly recommend MMJ for Cancer, Chemo, Epilepsy, MS, psychological disorders, stress, anorexia, ADD, PMS, nausea, Parkinson's. Click here to for detailed information about each condition/symptom and how Medical Marijuana can help.
Third - Once you have a Recommendation letter you can apply for a MMJ Card. Several counties, walk-in clinics, websites provide MMJ-ID Cards. Prices vary, internet providers are by far the fastest and cheapest. You want to make sure you're dealing with a legit operation, many a vendor has been busted in the MMJ business.
Getting MMJ ID over the Internet is Legal
The Medical Board of California encourages Doctors to use telehealth (online medicine), provided that the standard of care is equivalent or superior to an in clinic visit. In the case of Medical Marijuana Doctor's evaluations, teleconferencing or internet applications meet this requirement. In practice, Telehealth actually raises the quality of medical services because the rapid and efficient processing of routine cases frees up a lot of professional's valuable time.
Examples of how MMJ ID Card works in the Field.
Case: Neighbor complains about Pot smoke and calls the police.
When the police arrive at your door, you just show them your MMJ ID card and you don't have to let them in your house to create god know what kind of mayhem. In many good cop's minds, they don't want to be bothered with small time marijuana use. They would rather go after a real criminal and save the day. So, in effect, you're having MMJ-ID helps THEM, they check out the complaint, and see that all is in order, and everyone is on their happy way.
Case: Officer finds you smoking a joint near your car.
Your recommendation is locked in your glove compartment. It the officer is paranoid, he won't let you get anything out of your car, such as a handgun. If the cop in question does not like your ass, he is not obliged to let you in your car to get proof you are legal. Remember, under Federal law you are in possession of an illegal narcotic. It is illegal to possess, cultivate, or transport cannabis.
Case: Employed at a company that tests for Drugs
Medical Marijuana is not legal in all states and countries. As the various California companies have international, national and local roots, workers must comply to a variety of standards for employee drug use. A Doctor's recommendation for Medical Marijuana and MMJ ID card may or may not protect you from termination at your place of employment. However the cost of MMJ ID is negligible and offers effective protection in many cases.
Also, companies may be in violation of the law by dismissing and discriminating against an Epilepsy sufferer that needs the medicine to work and even stay alive. The best thing to do is to get your doctor to ask your employer, in confidence if legal Medical Marijuana use will result in termination. Your doctor may be able to get you an exemption - so they can avoid a lawsuit. What a horror show it would be if a large company was subject to a class action lawsuit by its employees over smoking weed.
Divorce - Custody Nightmare involving Weed
When it comes to Divorce and separation, you better believe the sage advice: all's fair in love and war (not). Your Ex can play the "drug" card, you're not worthy to hang with the kids because you're a worthless pot smoking, drug using bump. Equipped with an MMJ Card, you can call BS on those charges. What would your reply be when you're in court, battling for your kids. Without the a Cannabis Card or Recommendation, in court, what are you gonna say? Yes, your honor, my Ex is right, I was too lazy to get ID. Now you know it, don't go there.
Medicinal Use - Get your Medicine
The reason Medical Marijuana was legalized is because many prominent and powerful people wanted legal access. These elites knew Medical Marijuana works. As we move forward, more medicinally potent strains are available to afford outstanding results in "untreatable" conditions such as Cancer, Alzheimer's, Dementia, AIDS, and Parkinson's.
MMJDoctorOnline Notes: You don't have to go book an appointment with a doctor or stand in line at a walk-in clinic. Medical Marijuana patients new and old can apply online to get: legal Medical Marijuana Card, licensed Doctor's evaluation and recommendation, growers permits, document verification and renewals. Everything is done online in minutes - and patients don't pay until they are approved to legally possess, grow, transport and medicate with Medical Cannabis in the State of California! Click here to see all our more than affordable packages.
FURTHER READING - MMJ-ID & MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW
Regulations & Statutes