Here we have produced a brief overview of the existing medical marijuana laws in the state of California:
Regulations related to caregivers:
A person gets the designation of a caregiver when his or her name is mentioned as a primary caregiver of a qualified patient. A caregiver is responsible for the health and safety of the medical marijuana patient he or she is serving. Caregivers must be of the age of 18 years or more for getting the permission of working in California.
Who can be a qualifying patient?
According to the Proposition 215 approved in 1996, a person must have any one of the medical conditions listed below to become a qualified medicinal cannabis patient:
- Severe and persistent pain
- AIDS or HIV
- Multiple Sclerosis
Other conditions may also be treated using cannabis if suggested by the physician.
What are the limits of possessing and cultivating medical cannabis?
Initially, no limit was set by the laws of California, but with the passing of SB420, a patient or his caregiver is allowed to:
- Cultivate up to six mature and twelve immature cannabis plants
- Possess up to 8ounce of usable cannabis
The limits can be increased when recommended by the doctor.