Medical Use of Marijuana by Adults
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My doctor just told me I meet the medical criteria for medical cannabis. I am hesitating and not entirely sure why. Can anyone share personal experiences of downsides of having a cannabis letter in one's medical chart? anonymous
I have had a cannibas card for three years, and I have not expeienced any downsides. Here are some considerations:
To get the card, you must show ''a government-issued photo ID''. It so happens that I have such an ID that is not a California Driver's License. For those who enjoy paranoid conspiracy theories, the worst case scenario would be that the California DMV would try to revoke driving privileges of those with medical cannibas cards. I know of a case where this happened some years ago in Nevada. But this is unlikely to occur in California.
Our state of CA is very irrational on the subject of cannibas. The social conservatives would like to continue prohibition, yet the libertarian and progressive folks regognize that it is very prevalent, without any notable problems. It is very likely that it will be legalized by ballot initiiative in November.
Why do you want/need the card? If it is for actual medical advice on the use of cannibas, that's one thing. But if you would like to - as I did - have a legal cover for getting stoned, it might make sense to wait and see how things go in November.
And BTW - those who say that a 100 mg dose of concentrated cannibas is an appropriate dose are badly mistaken. I am an average size woman, and 25 mg is plenty, or else I am too stoned to function. Card-carrying pothead