In California, Free Weed Available for Medical Marijuana Patients

In California, Free Weed Available for Medical Marijuana Patients

Companies and nonprofits in California have found a way around the lack of insurance coverage for medical marijuana prescriptions. By working in cooperation, they have established programs that allow those who meet certain criteria to get free weed for medical use. The criteria depends on the individual groups and the services they offer. For example, some groups focus helping women or veterans, according to the Los Angeles Times. All of them focus on providing support to low-income medical marijuana patients. People need these groups and the free weed they offer. Even though California made medical marijuana legal 26 years ago, it remains illegal at the federal level. That means when it comes to medical marijuana prescriptions, insurance companies won’t cover the costs. California’s Medical Marijuana Program California led the way on making medical marijuana legal. The state, which many now consider the worldwide capital of cannabis (or, at least, Los Angeles), made it legal for people to use marijuana for medical purposes in 1996. The state medical cannabis program gives people advantages over simply buying recreational cannabis. For example, the state allows people to buy products with more THC, buy more cannabis at one time and possess more cannabis. They also can grow plants at home, as needed for their medical conditions. People in the program obtain a medical marijuana ID card, then get a prescription from a doctor. The program covers a long list of conditions. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Anorexia Arthritis Cachexia (wasting syndrome) Cancer Chronic pain Glaucoma Migraine Severe nausea Persistent muscle spasms (for example, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis) Seizures (for example, epileptic seizures) The state also allows doctors to prescribe cannabis to treat “chronic or persistent medical symptoms” that limit a person’s ability to conduct major life activities or that create the chance of…

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