The joints are as nice as the weather. But first you’ll need some joints. Thankfully, the state of California and the city of LA in particular have made it exceedingly easy to get marijuana through their very accommodating medical marijuana program.
Medical marijuana is nothing new to California. It was first approved by voters in 1996, and since then, the laws have only continued to get more generous and more liberal. In Los Angeles today, joints are only slightly more difficult to get than tacos.
There are two simple steps in the process. First, you’ll need to get a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana. It’s quick, easy and inexpensive. So don’t worry if you’re not on chemo. Something as simple as headaches or depression will qualify you for a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation.
Second, you’ll need to take your doctor’s note to any of LA’s approximately 12 billion medical marijuana dispensaries or co-ops. Fill out some paper work, promise to keep everything legal, and you’ll pretty much be allowed to buy as much weed as you want. And it’s all perfectly legal.
While the steps are simple, the booming medical marijuana economy has flooded the market with choices. Lots of online medical marijuana forums and sites are meant for aficionados — growers, activists and lifestylers. The “foodies” of marijuana.
Casual smokers and newcomers have different needs. Basically, you need to know what to look for in a good medical marijuana doctor and a good dispensary. It’s usually pretty simple: prices, selection and quality. But with all the choices on today’s marijuana marketplace it can be hard to know where to look.