Cannabis and Cannabinoids: How Medical Marijuana Helps

Among those using medical marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of painful illnesses and conditions, there is no question that medical marijuana works. The question for most is how medical marijuana works when many other potential treatments do not. Doctors believe that the answer lies in cannabinoids, the active ingredients in medical marijuana that are only found in the cannabis plants.

Can I Be Arrested If I Visit a Medical Marijuana Dispensary During a Raid?

Following the recent raid by federal agents at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, which trained people to work in the medical marijuana industry, we have had a flurry of Doobons visitors asking us questions concerning visits to medical marijuana dispensaries in California. Read our tips and options to consider in regards to dispensaries.

Marijuana DUI Field Sobriety Test

What is a Marijuana DUI?

A marijuana DUI (Driving Under the Influence) can be issued to any person guilty of driving while under the influence of marijuana to the point where it impairs their ability to drive to an “appreciable degree.” Because of the lack of ability to define “legal limit” with marijuana and guidelines as to what level of THC in the blood stream leads to impairment, most convictions are based on using police observations and outdated or inappropriate tests.

Legalizing Marijuana Is an Act of Compassion

Personally, of all the names of laws that exist in the United States, The Compassionate Use Act has to be one of United Patients Group’s favorites. This Act, also known as Proposition 215, was passed for seriously ill patients in California in 1996, affording them and their designated caregivers the right to obtain and use medical marijuana to manage and treat illnesses upon receiving a written recommendation from an approved physician within the state.

First Time Visit to a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Once you have your medical marijuana recommendation from a state certified health care provider, you can visit a marijuana dispensary. Going for your first time to a medical marijuana dispensary can be a bit overwhelming. Dispensaries will have a large variety of different types and strains of marijuana, as well as different kinds of medical marijuana products, such as edibles, tinctures, tonics, creams, etc. Dispensaries will also be able to show you all the different ways of using medical marijuana, i.e. smoking, vaporizing, edible & liquid consumption, etc.

Conditions That Qualify for Medical Marijuana Card in California

California is one of 17 states that have enacted laws favorable to medical patients seeking to use marijuana to relieve pain and symptoms from serious conditions where traditional drugs and treatments have been ineffective. A medical marijuana identification card offers those that are seriously ill a confidential method to verify to law enforcement officials that they qualify for the use of medical marijuana.