The passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 made California the sixth state to allow the recreational use of cannabis. Yet nearly two-and-a-half years into cannabis legalization, many Californians are still choosing to see a cannabis doctor. But why? California Municipalities Vs. Recreational Cannabis Sales The truth is, there are 332 California municipalities that have full bans on cannabis activities.
Here are the stats as of May 2018:
- 14% s allow recreational cannabis dispensaries.
- 19% sanction recreational marijuana deliveries inside their borders.
- 20% permit storefront medical cannabis dispensaries.
- 32% authorize MMJ delivery.
These numbers may change as legalization progresses but, as you can see, you’re clearly more likely to obtain legal cannabis with a medical marijuana recommendation.
Benefits of Being a Medical Cannabis Patient You enjoy several perks that just don’t apply to recreational users.
- Increased possession limits for all forms of cannabis.
- Potential exemption from state and local sales taxes.
- Less restrictive purchase limits at dispensaries and on cannabis delivery orders.
- Increased access to cannabis (as mentioned).
- Medical dispensaries offer first time patient (FTP) deals, which recreational users can’t receive.
- In some municipalities, you can grow more plants.
- Cannabis remains illegal for anyone under 21. If you are, you must get a MMJ card to legally partake.*
- Simple and dedicated medical service; with NuggMD there is no cost to find out if you qualify.
Read the full article at San Francisco Examiner