Guide To Medical Marijuana | Buddy Boy Brands

11/3/2017

What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is known by a plethora of names: Medical Cannabis, Medical Mary Jane, Medical Weed and more. No matter what you call it, medical marijuana is rapidly becoming the only way for cannabis consumers across the country to legally grow, purchase, possess and consume cannabis in all of its wonderful forms, without the fear of legal prosecution.  

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been used to alleviate a variety of medical issues for centuries. Medical marijuana has been proven useful in treating a variety of conditions including: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Dementia, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Epilepsy and more.  

The benefits of medical marijuana, regardless of your condition, vary from person to person and are specific to a your symptoms and current health condition. Many people have reported incorporating cannabis into their health routines has had a positive effect on their lives.

How Do You Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Depending on the state that you live in, the process for approval and the cost of obtaining your medical marijuana card can be very different. The amount of time it can take to receive your medical marijuana card can be anywhere from 3 months to more than a year.

Every state where Medical Marijuana has been legalized, has it’s own application process.  This can be found on the Attorney General or Secretary of State’s website. We have provided links to all the State resources below for your convenience.

Medical Marijuana In Colorado

Buddy Boy Brands can assist you with the process of obtaining your Medical Marijuana Card from A to Z. We partner with doctors for medical recommendations, can help you fill out applications, switch over your caregiver ship, and provide a $120 in store credit for new patients or naming us as your caregiver.

Medical Marijuana States

There are currently 29 States in which Medical Marijuana is legal and only 2 states with pending Medical Marijuana legislation and/or ballot initiatives.

Alaska Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 1998 – Ballot Measure 8 (58%)
  • 1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

Arizona Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2010 – Proposition 203 (50.13%)
  • 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

Arkansas Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2016 – Ballot Measure Issue 6 (53.2%)
  • 3 oz usable per 14-day period

California Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 1996 – Proposition 215 (56%)
  • 8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants

Colorado Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2000- Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
  • 2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

Connecticut Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S)
  • 2.5 oz usable

Delaware Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2011- Senate Bill 17 (27-14 H, 17-4 S)
  • 6 oz usable

Florida Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2016 – Ballot Amendment 2 (71.3%)
  • Amount to be determined

Hawaii Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2000 – Senate Bill 862 (32-18 H; 13-12 S)
  • 4 oz usable; 7 plants

Illinois Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2013 – House Bill 1 (61-57 H; 35-21 S)
  • 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days

Maine Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 1999 – Ballot Question 2 (61%)
  • 2.5 oz usable; 6 plants

Maryland Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2014 – House Bill 881 (125-11 H; 44-2 S)
  • 30-day supply, amount to be determined

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2012 – Ballot Question 3 (63%)
  • 60-day supply for personal medical use (10 oz)

Michigan Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2008 – Proposal 1 (63%)
  • 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

Minnesota Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2014 – Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 S; 89-40 H)
  • 30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana

Montana Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2004 – Initiative 148 (62%)
  • 1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings

Nevada Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2000 – Ballot Question 9 (65%)
  • 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2013 – House Bill 573 (284-66 H; 18-6 S)
  • Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period

New Jersey Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2010 – Senate Bill 119 (48-14 H; 25-13 S)
  • 2 oz usable

New Mexico Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2007 – Senate Bill 523 (36-31 H; 32-3 S)
  • 6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)

New York Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2014 – Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 A; 49-10 S)
  • 30-day supply non-smokable marijuana

North Dakota Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2016 – Ballot Measure 5 (63.7%)
  • 3 oz per 14-day period

Ohio Medical Marijuana

  • House Bill 523 (71-26 H; 18-15 S)
  • Maximum of a 90-day supply, amount to be determined

Oregon Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 1998 – Ballot Measure 67 (55%)
  • 24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2016 – Senate Bill 3 (149-46 H; 42-7 S)
  • 30-day supply

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2006 – Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 H; 33-1 S)
  • 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

Vermont Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2004 – Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)
  • 2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)

Washington Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 1998 – Initiative 692 (59%)
  • 8 oz usable; 6 plants

Washington, DC Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2010 – Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote)
  • 2 oz dried

West Virginia Medical Marijuana

  • YEAR APPROVED 2017- Senate Bill 386 (74-24 H; 28-6 S)
  • 30-day supply (amount TBD)

The list of medical marijuana States will surely continue to grow as the application of cannabis as a legitimate medicine continues to be validated.

What Makes The Best Medical Marijuana Dispensary?

Choosing a Medical Marijuana Dispensary is an important decision.

Many patients pay very close attention to the quality of the product produced by the dispensaries that sell them. Often times this is even more important than the price, meaning they will pay more for a better or more potent product.  

The best medical marijuana dispensaries will offer high quality products, with discounts and incentives for their patients. In addition a variety of products combined with knowledgeable budtenders is of the utmost importance, because finding the best medicine for your particular health issue may take some experimentation with different forms of medicinal cannabis.  

Forms of Medical Marijuana

Many medical marijuana start their journey by trying out cannabis flower.  However there are many forms of medical marijuana and a variety of ways to consume the different products.  

Forms of Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Edibles
Today you can find everything from medicated cookies, popcorn, crackers and nut mixes to lollipops, ice cream, gummy bears and chocolate bars.  Culinary artists have evolved so much that most cannabis products taste amazing with non to very little cannabis flavor in the edibles themselves. Edibles are popular among patients who prefer not to smoke cannabis, are discrete, and offer a range of health benefits.

Cannabis Concentrates
A “dab” is a cannabis concentrate (hash oil, budder, shatter, wax, etc.) that you heat to a high temperature using a torch or concentrate pen and inhale. Concentrates can contain as much as 90-95 percent THC, so they are a great way to experience a higher dose of psychoactive compounds. Also, for those patients whose treatment requires ingesting a large amount of cannabinoids, cannabis concentrates are a efficient and enjoyable solution.

Cannabis Beverages
There are cannabis-infused teas, coffee, juices, smoothies, sodas and more in both carbonated and uncarbonated forms.

Cannabis Topicals
A popular form of non-combustible medical marijuana is topicals. Most topicals come in CBD or a combination of CBD/THC.  

Cannabis Tinctures or Sublingual Sprays
Extracted cannabinoids are mixed into an alcohol, glycerin solution or MCT Oil (Medium-Chain Triglyceride), which in many cases is coconut oil. These sublingual products usually come in a small bottle. Just squirt or spray it under your tongue and let it absorb through the thin tissue of the mouth.

 

Buddy Boy Brands values the opportunity to introduce new medical marijuana patients to the many cannabis products. We offer doctor referral services and even a $120.00 in store credit for new patients/new caregiverships.  Check out our There is a lot more to learn about medical marijuana, stay turned to our 4 part series.  Next week “The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana”. 

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