Q. Is it legal to use this service?
A. Yes. It is completely legal to have a medical marijuana recommendation in California, and this can be used in any licensed marijuana dispensary. It allows you to use marijuana as a medicine to treat certain health conditions. You can only obtain one of these recommendations from a registered health professional and this is the service that Pot Exam offered. You will be able to check our doctor’s credentials on the Medical Board’s website.

Q. Is it easy to access the doctor?
A. You can send Pot Exam an email at any time of the day that is convenient. Even if a doctor isn’t available to answer your email immediately, this will be done as quickly as possible, allowing you to ask any questions as soon as they come into your mind.

Q. How does the service work?
A. Our service essentially evaluates potential patient’s suitability for a medical marijuana recommendation. The process has been designed to be as simple as possible so that you can conveniently and cheaply apply for the paperwork that you need. If you want to know more about the process, you should visit our “How it works” page.

Q. What are medical marijuana cards?
A. Medical marijuana cards ensure that you can prove that you have a valid medical condition to allow you to use marijuana legally in California for medical purposes. This is in line with California’s Proposition 215. It is important to note that a medical marijuana card is not a doctor’s prescription but it is rather a legal document that you need in order to prove that you can use cannabis legally within California.

Q. How often should I renew my medical marijuana recommendation?
A. By law, you will need to apply for a renewal each year. You will be contacted around the time that your recommendation is due for renewal to remind you of this.

Q. Can I apply if I do not live in California?
A. No. Unfortunately, you will not be able to use this service if you do not have a valid proof of Californian residency or if you do not have ID that has been issued in California.

Q. Which conditions qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation?
A. You can refer to the Compassionate Use Act of 1966 for a comprehensive list of all the health conditions that are permitted, but this list includes:

Alzheimer’s disease
Eating disorders
Multiple Sclerosis

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