Medical Cannabis in Tustin, CA
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What Is Medical Cannabis?
Medical cannabis is a type of herbal medicine that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. Dr. Arturo Portales is legally authorized to recommend the use of medical cannabis to manage a variety of medical conditions and symptoms. Upon his recommendation and under Proposition 215, patients in Tustin, CA are able to apply for a medical marijuana ID card, which is valid for up to one year and purchase cannabis from dispensaries. Dr. Portales is highly knowledgeable about the laws regarding medical cannabis and can answer any questions you have about this form of treatment. If you would like to find out if medical cannabis may be beneficial for you, contact OC Medical Tustin to schedule an appointment.
How Does Medical Cannabis Work?
There are certain health conditions covered under the California Compassionate Use Act, also known as Proposition 215, that can be treated with medical cannabis, including but not limited to arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, migraines, nausea, seizures, and for other long-term symptoms that may be severely impacting your physical or mental health. Dr. Portales will go over your concerns one-on-one with you to determine if you may be a qualifying candidate for medical cannabis. If you qualify, there are a few different ways it can be administered, such as through consuming edibles or smoking. Since applying for a medical marijuana ID card is not mandatory, we do offer a signed document from Dr. Portales that should be accepted at dispensaries when you go to purchase medical cannabis.
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If you are looking for a more natural method of treatment for a chronic medical issue or symptoms you've been dealing with, medical cannabis might be worth considering. Medical cannabis is a safe and effective treatment that provides relief for multiple symptoms, like pain and nausea. At OC Medical Tustin, Dr. Portales will thoroughly evaluate you before he recommends the use of medical cannabis. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call our Tustin, CA office today.
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Medical Cannabis FAQs
How do I get a medical cannabis card?
After receiving a recommendation from Dr. Arturo Portales, you can choose to get a medical marijuana ID card by downloading the application form from the California Department of Public Health's website and filling it out. You will then need to make an appointment with the local health department, so you can submit your application in person, along with a copy of your signed recommendation from Dr. Portales, your driver's license or other proof of identity, and a piece of mail that proves your place of residency. You will also be asked to pay an application fee and have your photo taken for your medical marijuana ID. Afterward, you can expect to receive your medical cannabis card within the next 35 days.
Can I travel with medical cannabis?
You can travel within the state of California with medical marijuana in the car as long as you are carrying the legal limit of no more than eight ounces of dried cannabis, and the product needs to be sealed. It's also important to make sure you are carrying either your medical marijuana ID card or signed document by Dr. Arturo Portales containing his recommendation. If you are planning to travel by plane or go out of the state, it is illegal to have anything on you that contains more than 0.3% of THC.
Is medical cannabis safe?
Generally, yes. Medical marijuana is considered safe when taken responsibly and under the guidance of Dr. Arturo Portales. There are some side effects that may occur depending on the amount of the dosage you take, such as dizziness, increased appetite, and confusion. You are encouraged to speak with Dr. Portales regarding any side effects or concerns you have about taking medical marijuana. He may recommend a different dosage or method of delivery.