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Medical Marijuana forums; OK, I have talked with several members here about MMJ, but I still have a few questions. Mainly, they are ...
How Do I Go About Getting A Cannabis License? [CA]
OK, I have talked with several members here about MMJ, but I still have a few questions. Mainly, they are just about the process of getting the recommendation.
First, it has been established that I might be elligible for MMJ because of chronic insomnia and chronic back pain.
Second, I know that I must visit a physician and get a recommendation for MMJ for these ailments.
From my meeting with the doctor, what do I do? I've heard others with their licenses talk about bringing their "papers" to the clubs and whatnot, but where does it go after the meeting with the doctor?
How do I go about getting the state card, as described in SB420?
Basically, after I meet with the doctor, what all do I have to do in order to "join the club"?
Also, for extra verification, is anybody absolutely sure that the MMJ will not disqualify me from teaching in a public institution (high school or community college)? I know that a person's medical history is supposed to be private, but I don't want to take any chances.
Thank you for your help and concern.
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I live in Oregon but did a goggle search and found a link that I think will be very helpful to you. Look:
California Medical Marijuana Program - Responsibilities
First, there is no licence required in California, nor is it a requirement that you register with your county under SB420. All you need to do is to take your medical history to a cooperative doctor and get a letter of recommendation. Keep the original in a safe place, like in your safe. Make copies ... keep one stapled to the inside door of your growing cabinet and one in your glove compartment. When visiting the clubs, just show them a copy of your letter and your driver's licence. There is no need to discuss your medication of choice with your employer, unless, of course, they drug test. As long as you are following your county's guidelines under SB420, and have your letter, you are good to go. You cannot be touched unless you sell or give to others unless you are a caregiver.
If you are close to either Ventura or Santa Barbara and need a doctor, PM me.
Last edited by ViRedd; 12-28-2006 at 10:46 AM.
i would give up my right testicle to live in cali. I have had enough of the rust belt!
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While Vi is correct that you don't HAVE to get a an official card in order to be protected, I would still recommend making the drive to Oakland to get one. It just makes things easier. Most clubs accept the card as the only piece of "stand alone" i.d. that you need in order to get in. Also, you are a lot less likely to have a hard time with law enforcement if you have the card; most cops know about the card and how it works, but they aren't real impressed with a note from a doctor, and they will take your weed and arrest you anyway.
As far as your employer, that area of the law remains to be tested. I have a friend who applied for work with the Dept of Corrections, and self-disclosed that he was a medical pot user. He was automatically disqualified. I don't think it will be long before this aspect of medicinal use is tested in court.
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I want to see who has the balls to write off their growing supplies against their taxes owed as a medical expense. *lol*
LOL ... Would like to see that.
I file my income tax return with a couple of Schedule C's for my pot businesses. I deduct all expenses related to growing, including power and water. I even deduct my mileage for making deliveries. My growing floor area is deducted as a home office!
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What about lighters, rolling papers, bongs, roach clips, stash boxes, baggies, grinders, pipes, stones, vaporizers, (need to itemize those on my taxes) LOL
so basically there is no way that you can just become a grower for the hospitals as a small buisness?
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