In California, medical marijuana is legal. But, only patients who hold valid MMJ cards can access the herb from dispensaries. So, you need to talk to a licensed doctor and receive a medical marijuana card.

Every state has different lists of MMJ qualifying conditions. In California, the list include Cancer, Anorexia, AIDS, Chronic pain, Spasticity, Cachexia, Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis, Seizures, including, but not limited to, those associated with epilepsy, Severe nausea, Glaucoma, Arthritis, Migraines, any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

With an MMJ card, you can buy marijuana products from medical dispensaries legally. Other benefits include—save money on taxes, lower age limits, and legal permission to grow marijuana plants for personal use.

The process to apply for MMJ card renewal is the same as that of applying for a new card. Schedule an appointment, talk to an MMJ doctor, and get your renewed card. For medical marijuana renewal, the fee is reduced to $45 from $59.99.