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5 Facts that you Need to Know about a Medical Marijuana Card

Medical Marijuana Card

The Definition of a Medical Marijuana Card

A Medical Marijuana Card is a legal document expressing the authorized permission granted to an individual resident that allows them to both use and possess highly-regulated and specified amounts of Marijuana for the treatment of medical malady or illness; a Medical Marijuana Card is issued by the State legislature responsible for the jurisdictional oversight and administration of Medical Marijuana usage.

The Terms and Conditions of a Medical Marijuana Card

A Medical Marijuana Card allows an authorized holder the legal permission to both use and possess Medicinal Marijuana, which is a strain of Marijuana plants and Marijuana seeds that has been deemed as valuable and effective in the treatment of a number of illnesses including certain types of cancer and glaucoma.

Medical Marijuana can be prescribed to specific patients residing in specific locations upon being granted expressed permission from an approved and accredited health professional; however, any activity that takes place involving Medical Marijuana existing outside of its intended usage is a punishable offense.

States that Issue Medical Marijuana Cards

As of June of 2011, 17 States permit the conditional – and varying standards and practices contingent on the legality of the usage of Medical Marijuana, as well as the possession of a Medical Marijuana Card honored and authorized by the State respectively; these States include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

A Medical Marijuana Card whose use and possession is undertaken in a legal fashion is permissible with regard to applicable jurisdictional statutory legislature; in order for the possession of a Medical Marijuana Card to be considered as such, the holder will be required to obtain the expressed permission granted from the Jurisdictional Government applicable to that individuals place of residency, as well as the prescription of the # in question from a certified medical practitioner.

The illicit or fraudulent usage, possession, or purchase of Marijuana considered to be controlled substances undertaken without either of the requirements listed above will typically result in a variety of criminal charges equivalent to criminal charges associated with illegal drugs.

Medical Marijuana Card Misuse

In the event that you have been made aware of the illegal usage, sale, cultivation, or possession of Marijuana undertaken through the misuse of a Medical Marijuana Card, you are encouraged to come forward and report these offenses to local law enforcement agencies stationed within your respective residence.

Although the prospect of reporting such events may seem frightening and intimidating, a wide variety of law enforcement agencies offer the opportunity for individuals to submit anonymous tips and reports concerning illegal activity involving Medical Marijuana Card:

The misuse of a Medical Marijuana Card can take place in a wide variety of methods including fraudulent usage, misappropriation, and the illicit sale of legally-prescribed Medicinal Marijuana

Please contact the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) their telephone number (202) 307-1000 or your local ‘Crime-Stoppers’ organization if you have any information

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