Medical Marijuana Conditions for California - Are You Eligible?

Medical Marijuana Conditions for CaliforniaMedical Marijuana Conditions for California

Medical Marijuana Conditions for California - Qualifying Conditions:

Medical Marijuana Conditions for California are as follows (Updated February 6, 2020).


  • cancer,
  • anorexia,
  • AIDS,
  • chronic pain,
  • spasticity,
  • glaucoma,
  • arthritis,
  • migraine,
  • or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.

Physicians have recommended marijuana for hundreds of indications, including such common complaints as:

  • insomnia,
  • PMS,
  • post-traumatic stress,
  • depression,
  • and substance abuse.

Update January 2018 – California’s laws regulating cannabis were substantially revised in 2017 by comprehensive new legislation known as the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).

MAUCRSA establishes a uniform licensing regime for both medical and adult-use cannabis effective Jan 1, 2018. Consisting of two separate bills sponsored by the Governor’s office, SB 94 and AB 133, MAUCRSA supplants prior legislation known as MCRSA (formerly MMRSA), which applied only to medical cannabis. It also makes adjustments to California’s legalization law, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) a.k.a. Prop 64, consistent with the intent of the initiative.

Licenses under MAUCRSA being issued according to regulations promulgated by the Bureau of Cannabis Control and its affiliated agencies, the Department of Food and Agriculture (for cultivation) and the Department of Public Health(for manufacturing, packaging and labeling). Information is posted at the California Cannabis Portal.

Existing, non-licensed medical marijuana collectives, which are currently authorized by state law SB 420, will cease to be lawful starting one year after the Bureau posts a notice that it has begun licensing (HSC 11362.775(d-e) (January 9, 2019). After that, the only gardens that will be legal without a state license will be individual personal-use gardens or collective gardens for up to five patients, subject to state law and local control. Prospective commercial applicants are strongly advised to apply to the state Board of Equalization for a Resale Permit, and to prepare for seeking approval from their local governments. See the state Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation website.

Under Prop 215, medical patients and caregivers will still be entitled to grow however much is required for their personal medical needs under state law; however the courts have ruled that local ordinances can override state law. Non-medical growers are limited to six plants per residence by AUMA and locals cannot ban 6-plant gardens; however they can “reasonably regulate” them, including driving them indoors.

Under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, possession of any marijuana is a misdemeanor and cultivation is a felony. A Supreme Court ruling, Gonzalez v Raich (June 2005), rejected a constitutional challenge by two patients who argued that their personal medical use cultivation should be exempt from federal law because it did not affect interstate commerce. Despite this, federal officials have stated that they will not go after individual patients and they have not.

Medical marijuana patients are not protected while on federal parkland or forest land in California. There are reports of campers and those driving through federal land who are searched, charged with federal possession statutes, and had their medicine confiscated. A California medical recommendation is not a defense in federal court to these charges.

The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development allows local housing authorities to determine their own policies regarding medical marijuana use in HUD housing. Many don’t allow it. In rare cases, users may lose food stamps or other federal benefits if they’re discovered.

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