The people of California passed proposition 215 (Compassionate Use Act of 1996). This establishes that California physicians and patients who follow certain guidelines in recommending or approving the medical use of marijuana are immune from sanction or criminal prosecution. This website will act as a guide to determine if you qualify to get a recommendation for medical marijuana in the privacy of your own home.
"We have many proven methods for reducing the demand for drugs. Keeping drugs illegal reduces their availability and lessens willingness to use them. That is why this Administration firmly opposes the legalization of marijuana or any other illicit drug. Legalizing drugs would increase accessibility and encourage promotion and acceptance of use. Diagnostic, laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological studies clearly indicate that marijuana use is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects, and legalization would only exacerbate these problems."
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In order to better serve our many patients in San Diego County, we pleased to announce that we reopened our San Diego office. Dr. Bob Blake took over Medical Marijuana of San Diego (MMSD), Medical Marijuana of Orange County (MMOC) and Medical Marijuana of Los Angeles (MMLA) from Dr. Alfonso Jimenez on April 23, 2009. If you have a current recommendation issued by Dr. Jimenez, YOU ARE STILL COVERED for the full term of that certificate by Dr. Blake. He has all of your records is now supervising the Medical Marijuana Treatment plan provided to you by Dr. Jimenez.
You are entitled to a free replacement certificate. Although you must currently come to the Dana Point or Los Angeles office for our FREE certificate replacement service, you will soon be able to use our new San Diego office for replacements, renewals or new patient evaluations.
Should your medical marijuana recommendation be challenged by law enforcement, Dr. Blake will stand behind the letter of recommendation written by Dr. Jimenez whether or not you have obtained a replacement certificate. When he took over MMOC, MMSD and MMLA, Dr. Blake became the physician following the condition for which you received your medical marijuana recommendation.
The staff at MMOC, MMSD and MMLA look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Dr. Blake can: Discuss, fully and candidly, the risks and benefits of medical marijuana with patients. Recommend (or Approve, Endorse, Suggest, or Advise, etc.), in accordance with their medical judgment, marijuana for patient use. Record in his patients' charts discussions about and recommendations of medical marijuana. Sign a government form or otherwise inform state or local officials that he has recommended medical marijuana for particular patients. Testify in court or through written declaration about recommending medical marijuana for a certain patient. Educate himself about the medical benefits of marijuana, its various clinical applications, and different routes of ingestion. Dr. Blake cannot prescribe medical marijuana. This includes writing a recommendation on an Rx form. Dr. Blake cannot assist patients in obtaining marijuana. Dr. Blake cannot cultivate or possess marijuana for patient use. Dr. Blake cannot physically assist patients in using marijuana. Dr. Blake will not recommend marijuana without a justifiable medical cause. This website does not endorse or promote the sale of marijuana. This includes any link to a site that transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, gives away, or offers to transport, import into this state, sell, furnish, administer, give away, or attempts to import into this state or transport any marijuana. It is a felony to sell, transport, or distribute any amount of marijuana in the State of California or Hawaii. Any attempt to purchase marijuana illegally maybe punished by imprisonment in the state or federal prison or a fine. Any person who uses Prop 215 as a 'smoke screen' with intent to sell marijuana is considered a felony, and anyone convicted of such crime will be harshly punished. Respect Prop 215! CONANT v WALTERS