Q- How can I get Medical Marijuana?
A -To get your Medical Marijuana you must receive a
written or oral verifiable recommendation from a California board licensed
physician. Once you have your doctor’s recommendation you can legally grow,
consume & possess your medicine under California State Law Prop 215. A
physician can write a recommendation for any condition for which cannabis
provides relief. However, most physicians recommend cannabis for symptoms
associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain,
and many serious diseases and ailments.
Q- How do I become a medical marijuana patient in
A-California law states you must have a recommendation for
the medicinal use of cannabis from a licensed physician. A physician may
write a recommendation for any ailment for which cannabis provides relief.
However, most physicians write recommendations for symptoms associated with
AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and many other
Q- Once I am a qualified patient will I receive a card?
A- Yes, we issue all our patients a Medical Marijuana
Patient Verification Card.
Q. What are the advantages of getting the Voluntary
Medical Marijuana Patient Verification Card?
A- The Voluntary Medical Marijuana Patient Verification
Card is for your convenience; it is formatted to fit in your wallet and is
laminated with long lasting plastic. Collectives and law enforcement will be
able to identify you as a medical marijuana patient.
Q- What happens if my recommendation needs to be verified
after the office at 420cc closes?
A- At 420cc we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our
patients, we offer online patient verification 24 hours a day seven days a
week 365 days a year. If you choose to be verified by phone our offices are
open 7 days a week Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm, and Sun 10am-3pm.
Q- Can I be evaluated at 420CC if I’m not 18 years old or
A- No, you must be at least 18 years or older with valid
proof of age and identification in order to qualify.
Q- Once I’m a legal Prop215 medical marijuana patient,
what rights do I have?
A- After obtaining your recommendation, you are legally
entitled to grow, possess, consume, and transport cannabis as your medicine.
This is only a California state law; the federal government does not
recognize medical marijuana.
Q- I just failed a drug test. If I get a recommendation
now, will it help me?
A- No, a recommendation from a doctor is valid only from
the date written; therefore it would not relate to any past court dates or
drug tests. A recommendation cannot and will not be backdated.
Q- My job drug tests employees. Can my boss fire me if he
finds out that I use cannabis as a legal patient?
A- We recommend that you discuss these issues with your
employer or the Human Resources department. Ultimately, the status of your
job after drug testing is up to your employer.
Q- If I have a recommendation and I failed a drug test at
work, what should I do?
A- Let your employer know that you are a legal patient
under Proposition 215 Health and Safety Code 11362.5 and Senate Bill 420.It
is up to the employer whether or not it would affect the patient's
employment status. For more information please visit the CA NORML chapter at
canorml.org, this website contains detailed information on medical marijuana
law and provides a list of lawyers who specialize in medical marijuana law.
Q- when I get a medical marijuana recommendation will my
name be on government list?
A- Absolutely not, here at 420cc we respect our patients
privacy, we are in compliance with the HIPAA privacy agreement. Your records
remain safe and confidential, they only way a patients records would be
release is if it was requested by the patient.
Q- How many plants can I cultivate with my Medical
A- The quantity of plants and medication you can possess
varies from county to county. If your county does not have a higher limit,
you may possess eight ounces of cured cannabis, six plants in
(mature)flowering, or up to twelve plants in the (immature)vegetative state.
No city or county may adopt limits lower than the amount aforementioned. We
strongly recommend that you check (SB420) for your local guidelines.
Q- Is it true that the federal government does not
recognize medical marijuana recommendations in California?
A- Yes, this is true. The federal government does not
recognize California’s medical cannabis laws. Cannabis possession,
cultivation, and use are illegal under federal law – even for qualified
patients. The State however does support the use of medical marijuana as an
alternative treatment and California’s medical cannabis laws remain fully in
force and unaffected by this conflict.
Q- Will my medical insurance company cover the
A- At this time medical insurance companies do not cover
your evaluation or the cost of your medication.
Q- If I receive my recommendation where will I get my
Cannabis or medicine?
A-We cannot give out or discuss any information regarding
purchasing cannabis or medicine.
Q- I know marijuana helps me with my condition, but I
don’t have medical insurance and I have never seen a doctor. Should I still
make an appointment for an evaluation?
A- Here at 420cc we understand that some patients have no
medical history or cannot obtain their medical records. Based on the
physician’s discretion, he/she may give you a temporary recommendation and
have you fulfill specific requirements before your recommendation is given.
For patients that are underinsured we have a list of free clinics available
to all our patients. Please make an effort to obtain as much documentation
possible. This may include physician letters, MRI’s, X-rays, prescriptions,
medications or any other documentation related to the condition you are
seeking treatment for.
Q- How do I get my physician to send me my records?
A – You can follow these easy steps to get your medical
records. Contact your physician or hospital where you received treatment.
Inform them that you will be requesting your medical records. They will
inform you on what steps you need to follow. Typically, you will need to
provide your physician with a written authorization to release your records.
Ask for your physician’s fax number and fax your physician a release of
medical records form.
Q- If I receive a temporary recommendation will I have to
A- No, your initial fee covers one year of service with
the physician. You can come in for a follow up appointment up to one year at
Q- Does local and state law enforcement recognize medical
marijuana and its patients?
A- To the delight of medical marijuana supporters, the
California Highway Patrol has agreed to stop taking cannabis from motorists
in routine traffic stops who have a doctor's recommendation. Attorney
General Bill Lockyer affirmed that medical marijuana use is sanctioned by
California law, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. CHP officers
were told in an Aug. 22 bulletin of the new policy, which now allows
patients traveling on state highways to have as much as 8 ounces of
marijuana if they had a certified user identification card or written
approval from a physician.
Q- How do I become a legal medical marijuana patient?
A- You can call to schedule an appointment, make an
appointment online, and we accept walk-ins 7 days a week.
Q- What is the online verification program, does 420cc
A- Yes, we do offer online verification for our patients.
You can be verified 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Our online
verification program is quick easy and convenient for law enforcement and
co-ops verify a patients’ status. The online verification program does not
disclose any information about our patients. You are issued a patient id
number which allows you to be verified conveniently and discretely.