Advice

  • Do get a written recommendation signed only by a currently licensed California physician (M.D. or D.O., not a chiropractor).

  • Do have your doctor note how much you need (e.g. 2 grams/day) and your method of ingestion on your recommendation. (Note: number of plants is not a recognized recommendation.)


Medical Uses for Marijuana

In response to California's Prop 215, the Institute of Medicine issued a report that examined potential therapeutic uses for marijuana. The report found that:
"Scientific data indicate the potential therapeutic value of cannabinoid drugs, primarily THC, for pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation; smoked marijuana, however, is a crude THC delivery system that also delivers harmful substances...

State vs. Federal Perspective

At the federal level, marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, where Schedule I substances are considered to have a high potential for dependency and no accepted medical use, making distribution of marijuana a federal offense....


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