What are the requirements for obtaining medical marijuana in California?
You cannot obtain medical marijuana in California without a valid, current recommendation from a medical doctor or a specialist licensed in California, and also be a resident of the state of California. We do not make referrals; however a general list of doctors who provide letters of recommendation may be found at the California NORML site. Click here. Please also note that insurance does not cover either medical marijuana evaluations by a physician or any orders placed for medical marijuana.
What do I have to provide the first time I use L.A. Medical Delivery? What about after that?
The first time you want LA Medical Delivery to delivery medical marijuana to you in the Los Angeles area, you need to fill out the on-line application and provide the required documents. If you do not have a scanner, you can take a clear smartphone photo and e-mail us the documents. The documents required are a PDF or JPG scan of your original recommendation letter and a valid California ID for our files, as well as a picture of you holding your driver’s licence. On your first delivery, our driver will need to see the original letter and a the matching ID. You will also need to sign two papers to formally join our collective. For all subsequent deliveries, you just need to show your ID at the time of delivery. Before each delivery your letter expiration date is re-checked. We will notify you when your letter is close to expiring as a reminder. We advise you ALWAYS to carry a copy of your recommendation with you for legal purposes. If there are any questions, the letter of recommendation will be verified through the doctor and not through us.
What is the minimum amount of medical marijuana that I can order, and what is the maximum?
In general, the usual minimum is a quarter ounce (7 grams) and the max we will provide is 1 oz. First time patients are generally limited to a half-ounce. Please refer to Proposition 215 for more specific information.
Am I allowed to give or sell the product I buy from you to anyone else?
NO! Under California law, use of medical marijuana is for verified patients’ use only. Patients acknowledge and agree that they will use it for their own personal use and will not sell it to others. Caregivers, however, who have their own verified letters of recommendation may provide product to another patient with a valid letter recommendation.
Is possession in California legal under Federal law?
No. Possession, cultivation and use of marijuana, even for medical purposes, and even with a doctor’s recommendation, are still illegal under Federal law. The state of California however supports the use of medical marijuana.
Do you submit my records to any government agency?
NO. End of story.
What is your general delivery area?
Please go to our LOCATIONS page for more information about specific delivery areas. In general, we service from Notrh to Santa Monica, East to the to the 405 and South to Redondo Beach.
Section 1. Section 11362.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
11362.5. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.
(b) (l) The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows:
(A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person’s health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.
(B) To ensure that patients and their primary caregivers who obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
(C) To encourage the federal and state governments to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need of marijuana.
(2) Nothing in this act shall be construed to supersede legislation prohibiting persons from engaging in conduct that endangers others, nor to condone the diversion of marijuana for nonmedical purposes.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no physician in this state shall be punished, or denied any right or privilege, for having recommended marijuana to a patient for medical purposes.
(d) Section 11357, relating to the possession of marijuana, and Section 11358, relating to the cultivation of marijuana, shall not apply to a patient, or to a patient’s primary caregiver, who possesses or cultivates marijuana for the personal medical purposes of the patient upon the written or oral recommendation or approval of a physician.
(e) For the purposes of this section, “primary caregiver” means the individual designated by the person exempted under this act who has consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health, or safety of that person.
Sec. 2. If any provision of this measure or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the measure which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this measure are severable.