Will California follow other states and go recreational? I certainly hope so and not necessarily so I can smoke. Let’s take that off my argument. My point is two fold. One is the sheer overlapping hypocrisies of legal alcohol and illegal marijuana for adult consumption. Two-Tobacco is legal and far more harmful by most any practical measure. If relative harm has any merit marijuana should be legal for adults.
Also I’d like to see the waste of law enforcement, court and custodial resources that attach to simple possession or sale of small quantities. Focus on heroin maybe.
Then of course we have newer tech that makes the act of smoking so much less harmful, odious and worrisome by way of secondhand smoke. Ever heard of second hand steam? Me neither.
I’m not here to suggest anyone start that has not. No more than I suggest tobacco or alcohol. Billions manage to have a good time & cope without inebriants. But if you are going to indulge, enjoy responsibly as they say. Support local growers.
Medical Marijuana Program
The California Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was specifically established to create a State-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Participation by patients and primary caregivers in this identification card program is voluntary. The MMP Web-based registry allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of a qualified patient or primary caregiver’s MMIC as authorization to possess, grow, transport, and/or use medical marijuana within California. The verification website is available on the internet at mmic.cdph.ca.gov
NOTE: The California Department of Public Health’s MMP does not have jurisdiction over medical marijuana cooperatives, dispensaries, or collectives. For questions related to these areas, please contact your local city or county business licensing office.