Medical History and Medical Marijuana

Today I am sharing a letter from on of our visitors to our site. As he posed a very interesting question about building up a medical history, before you can be prescribed medical marijuana.


Considering I was unsure of the answer, I decided to le the community answer the question. The following is the exact email I received:

Hello my name is John, I live in Texas, but plan on moving to california, in orange county, if all goes well.

I have been having insomnia, since my son who is 17 soon to be 18 got his girl friend pregnant, I am worried about his situation, he has been ordered to court for a child support/custody hearing.

Also have headaches, back aches from an injury when i was younger, and muscle spasms in my legs. I am 48, as i get older the pain is more present than it was when I was younger.

I have no medical history of my insomnia, spasms, or headaches, no medical insurance. So I just cope with these chronic symptoms.

My question is, would the lack of a medical history for these problems exclude me from getting a prescription for medical marijuana in orange county, CA?

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  1. ATTENTION MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS, HOW TO VERIFY A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTORS CLINIC, STATE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY Department of Consumer Affairs DMUND G. BROWN, Jr., Governor,                   MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, Licensing Program                                   June 14, 2011, It has come to the attention of the California Medical Board that there are a wide variety of Medical Marijuana Evaluation clinics that are operating in an UNLICENSED capacity, which is clear violation of State of California Law, and is an offense punishable by CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, FINES, INCARCERATION and LOSS OF ALL CA MEDICAL LICENSES. The State of California Medical Board is currently investigating all UNLICENSED and ILLEGAL Medical Marijuana Clinics who are issuing Marijuana Recommendations to patients in violation of California Law., The law clearly states that not only is the physician required to have their medical license RENEWED and CURRENT, but the clinic where patients are being seen is also required to have RENEWED and CURRENT Factious Name Permit., As a matter if California Law it is your legal obligation to educate your volunteers and  your patients and to ensure that the medical marijuana clinic where they receive their recommendations:,    1. Are Operating LEGALLY;,    2. Are LICENSED to practice medicine in the State of California by evidencing a RENEWED and       CURRENT Factious Name Permit License Number,    3. Are in compliance with State of California Medical Board rules and regulations as well as in              compliance with California Law., ONLY A LICENSED CALIFORNIAPHYSICIAN can own, control and operate a medical clinic (I.e., practice). It is against California Law, for LAY PEOPLE (I.e. unlicensed persons) to operate, own, control, a medical clinic. The law clearly states that the medical clinic must be organized as a Professional California Corporation which can only be obtained from the State of California by a Licensed physician., If a LAY PERSON (I.e., unlicensed person) is known to or represents that they own, control and/or operate a medical practice, they will be CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED to the fullest extent of California Law., It is Your LEGAL OBLIGATION to Verify EVERY Medical Marijuana Clinic:, As required by California Law Proposition 215 & SB 420 it is your legal duty to VERIFY every recommendation for every patient prior to allowing that patient entry into your dispensary.  If a patient DOES NOT have a valid recommendation, they CANNOT enter and obtain medication., It is your LEGAL OBLIGATION and LEGAL RESPONSIBLITY to VERIFY every Medical Marijuana Clinic to make sure that they are LICENSED and operating LEGALLY in order to protect patients and to ensure that ILLEGAL Medical Marijuana Clinics STOP OPERATING and stop endangering the lives and health of patients who seek medical help for their medical problems and believe that they are visiting a LEGAL and LICENSED medical marijuana clinic., STATE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY – Department of Consumer Affairs                      EDMUND G. BROWN, Jr., Governor,                  MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, Licensing Program, June 14, 2011, ________________________________________________________________

    HOW TO VERIFY IF A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTORS CLINIC IS LICENSED, TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 1. When does a Medical Marijuana Clinic need a fictitious name permit?,    A. If you are a LICENSED PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, practicing under a fictitious, false or assumed name in any public communication, advertisement, sign or announcement., Example: ìABC Evaluation Centerî., 2. How do I Verify a Medical Marijuana Clinic to Make Sure They Are Legally Licensed to Practice Medicine in the State of California?,    A. Please visit: http://www.medbd.ca.gov/,    B. Then please click on the LICENSEES TAB on top or go to:,         http://www.medbd.ca.gov/licensee,    C. On the left side (Quick Links) please click on Fictitious Name Permit or go to:,         http://www.medbd.ca.gov/licensee/fictitious_name.html,    D. Click on Name Search for Fictitious Name Permit:,    E. Enter the EXACT NAME of the Medical Marijuana Clinic as advertised in the Business Name                       field to search for a valid Fictitious Name Permit, meaning that the FNP Permit is (I.e., License                     Renewed & Current); Example: ìABC Evaluation Centerî.,        I. If your search reveals the EXACT NAME of ABC Evaluation Center as advertised by                       the Medical Marijuana Clinic and the FNP licensed in RENEWED and CURRENT,                                               this constitutes a LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLINIC;,        Ii. If your search DOES NOT reveal the EXACT NAME as advertised of ABC                               Evaluation Center and NO RECORDS RETURNED is the result and ABC                                            Evaluations Center DOES NOT have a FNP License Renewed & Current, that means                            that this medical practice is OPERATING ILLEGALLY and in clear VIOLATION                                                of California Law and California Medical Board Rules and Regulations;,        Iii. Such ILLEGAL and UNLICENSED medical clinics marijuana clinics will be                                                    INVESTIGATED and CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED to the fullest extent of the                                           law;,                  Iv. Furthermore, ALL recommendations that are issued by ILLEGAL and                                               UNLICENSED medical marijuana clinics will be REVOKED without notice., In closing, recommendations issued by UNLICENSED/ILLEGAL medical marijuana clinics are INVALID and will be REVOKED. It is estimated that over 100, 000 patients in the State of California have been issued recommendations by ILLEGAL and UNLICENSED medical marijuana clinics. For further questions, call the State of California Medical Board Licensing Program at (916) 263- 2382 or (800) 633-2322., STATE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY – Department of Consumer Affairs    EDMUND G. BROWN, Jr., Governor,
    MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, Licensing Program, June 11,

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  3. Another good post. I posted a plug for this website at mine. So, I think many people forget the points you are making.

  4. To answer your question about getting the recommendation, no, you will not. However, it's my opinion that the way things are being operated now is about to change hugely. I have yet to see a dispensary or delivery service that operates in true compliance with SB420. These are not patient groups, they are fronts for marijuana selling. With two other principals, I've helped start the Medical Marijuana Buyers Club (www.medicalmarijuanabuyersclub.com), a true non-profit with more on the agenda than selling cannabis. You're welcome to visit but must be in specific cities to join and access members area.

  5. It is so sad that such a letter would've never been written here in Germany because marihuana is still completely ilegal here. My nephew has suffered from prostate cancer (thank god he beat the illness) and medical marihuana would've helped a lot to ease the chemo side effects

  6. HI MY COMMENT IS MORE OF A QUESTION.SO ABOUT 2 OR 3 MONTHS AGO,MY DOCTOR ASKED ME IF I EVER TRIED MARIJUANA N I DID.SO HE ASKED ME HOW I FELT AFTER,CAUSE I HAVE A BAD HEART W/A METRONIC DEFRIBULATOR NARROWING OF MY SPINE,DISKS NNOW GOUT.HUG……SO I TRIED IT N I'M 60YRS OLD.SO I HAD HI TELL ME MORE ABOUT BUGING IT LEGAL SO I COULD TRY N TAKE LESS DAM PILLS.SO I WILL BE GOING TO THE HEALTH DEPT.TOMORROW.I'M A LITTLE NEROUS,N HOPE I CAN NOW DO TRY IT AGAIN N HOPE IT HELPS W/THROWING UP RT AFTER I EAT.SO MY QUESTION IS DOES THE NEROUSNESS GO AWAY N DOES IT FELL FUNNY KING U R ALMOST pain FREE??????

  7. I'm from Southern California. It's easy to get your medical cannabis recommendation.

    Walk into any dispensary and they'll have cards and doctor recs for you, or simply look up medical MJ docs on the internet. It's not difficult, there are docs who specialize in medical marijuana rec's, and you don't need to show any "history." All you need to do is tell the doc you suffer from insomnia, stress, pain, whatever your symptom is. They don't really care about your history. You don't need medical charts or any documentation. All you need is the cash for the consult and the license.
    To get your card, you need the IDs the previous poster detailed.
    Cancer patient…if you live in California, nobody is going to come after you and take away your shit. As long as you have your license, you're legal, and frankly…nobody's looking to take weed away from terminal cancer patients. Try to relax and not be too paranoid. Mix in some Indica.

    Smoke up Cali!

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  9. I am considered a terminal cancer patient who has had 6 Abdominal surgeries and am still going through the horrors of chemo along with my abdomen healing from my recent surgery just 2 weeks ago. I just have a letter from my doctor and can't afford the official card (it's too expensive for me right now); I was nearly put on hospice care but begged to be given another chance at survival. Currently cannabis is keeping me alive by ensuring that I drink plenty of water or fluids and reminding me to eat as well as keeping the pain level down. I am dangerously thin and am also on a feed bag supplement. Do you think that I could be arrested for not registering properly?
    Please feel free to check out my blog for what I endure.

  10. you go to this website, http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/mmip/ you can find more information: here is an excerpt:

    Please bring the following:

    1. The original written recommendation from your physician on official letterhead, prescription pad, or Written Documentation of Patient's Medical Record. (English/Spanish)
    2. A completed original MMIC Application/Renewal Form (English /Spanish).
    3. A government-issued photo identification (i.e. California State Driver's License, a California State ID Card, United States Passport, Veteran's Administration ID Card).
    4. The following TWO current forms for proof of Residency in Los Angeles County are required.
    1. The current photo IDs listed above.
    2. A current utility bill or California motor vehicle registration with your name and current address, mortgage payment receipt, cellular telephone bill, voter registration, bank statement or automobile, property, life or health insurance documents. P.O. Box address is not acceptable for address verification.
    5. Regular application fee is $153.00 or ($76.50 for approved Medi-Cal participants). Payment can be made by cash, check, or money order and payable to "Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health". If you choose to pay by cash, exact change is appreciated. Application fees are non-refundable.

    i am in the process of getting my son's id card, see his story at http://www.squidoo.com/medical_marijuana_for_minors

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