The cannabis card allows the holder to use, store and, in some cases, grow cannabis in states that have legalized marijuana as a form of medicine. There are currently 15 states where licensed physicians can recommend cannabis for the relief of illness, chronic symptoms, or certain ailments. Each of these fifteen states has its own laws that govern the prohibition, distribution, cultivation, or use of medical marijuana. Typically, the cannabis card provides protection to the holder against prosecution by the state police, although since the federal government still classifies cannabis as a drug, no protection is provided at the federal level. Consequently, even if the user complies with all state laws and is in the state itself, federal law enforcement agencies can arrest or fine them. And because each state where marijuana is legalized as a medicine has different rules, legal immunity in one state cannot be extended to another. Laws can also differ from county to county, and since there is no uniform federal law governing the use, possession, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis, a person must be familiar with the laws of their state and county.
Marijuana dispensary cards are issued by licensed physicians who are licensed by the state to recommend cannabis as a medicine. Not all doctors believe in the medical benefits of marijuana, or believe that it is not yet accepted by the jury, and others will not ban it as a cure for moral reasons. Depending on your location and the widespread use of marijuana as a medicine, it can be difficult to find a doctor who recommends it. In some states and counties, especially parts of California, this can be quite simple. The infrastructure is well established and there may be many cannabis specialists who recommend using it after a quick review. With the large number of users and physicians willing to advise on marijuana treatment even with minor problems, there are increasing calls for marijuana legalization at the state level.
The cost of a cannabis card or medical marijuana card ranges from $ 50 to $ 120, and the expiration date ranges from three to twelve months, after which the user must receive another recommendation to continue ownership, use, or growing marijuana in accordance with state law. . On the marijuana card itself, there will be a photograph of the holder, the expiration date, the identification number, and the place where the card was issued (state and county). Most cannabis card holders use them primarily to buy medical cannabis in dispensaries, also called clubs, collectives, and sometimes shops or businesses. These dispensaries are exclusively licensed to sell what would otherwise be illegal. At the doors of these “clubs,” the owner shows his recommendation to a security officer who will allow a person in if determined to be in accordance with state or county law.