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The use of Medical Marijuana is legal in the state of California as long as the patient has had this medication recommended by a California licensed physician.
In November 1996, the voters of California passed Proposition 215, the “Compassionate Use Act of 1996.” The purposes of the act were “to ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where the medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person’s health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, Chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.”
“To ensure that patients and their primary caregivers who obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.”