The benefits of having a medical marijuana card in a state where cannabis is legal for recreational use can be significant. As you may know, 15 states have now legalized adult-use MMJ, and when this happens, people stop getting their marijuana cards, but relatively few patients opt against it because they miss out on paying lower costs or being able to purchase higher quantities than those who are over 18 with an ID that shows proof that say they’re at least 21 years old (and even then, there are some restrictions).
Medical marijuana is not only a healthier alternative to prescription drugs but also saves you money in the long run. When states began legalizing medical cannabis, patients have found that it could be cheaper than buying from recreational retail outlets or ordering through websites like Leafly, where prices are typically higher due to taxes on products.
Medical marijuana patients in many states receive tax breaks when purchasing cannabis. The price of products for medical cardholders can be as low as 15% and still include sales tax, while recreational customers pay between 37-45%.
Higher Possession limits, purchase limits, and capacity to grow marijuana:
Medical marijuana patients in California are granted more access to cannabis than recreational users. For instance, an MMJ cardholder can purchase up to 8 ounces of medical-grade weed per day, whereas a Recreational Consumer is limited to just 1 ounce. But, of course, with this privilege comes responsibilities; because there’s no way for them (or anyone) other than you!)to know what your state allows or forbids when it comes down to possession limits before busting out some bud at home.
Some states have different requirements for medical versus recreational users. For example, in Colorado, only three plants can be grown at one time by the state’s medicinal marijuana patients even though they are allowed to grow up to six total (3 mature and three immature). But in other parts of America where it is still illegal or considered controversial, such as California, you can get your hands on just about any type of pot plant with relative ease!
Lower Age Restrictions:
It is illegal to use or possess recreational cannabis in all states, but there are exceptions for those who have prescriptions. In addition, younger patients can legally receive medical marijuana if they meet certain requirements and restrictions across their state’s program guidelines. These vary by location because each has its own set up with different rules about how old you need to be before becoming eligible as well what type of condition qualifies like epilepsy versus cancer treatment options, among other things, so anyone interested must know their local laws before applying.
Traveling out of state is easier:
Some people travel to states that offer reciprocity for medical cannabis with their out-of-state marijuana card. This can be useful if they need access while traveling or want an extra level of security in case anything happens on the way there, such as being stopped by law enforcement and asked about your drugs (even without doing something wrong!)
As of now, 15 states have implemented a system where adults can legally purchase and consume marijuana on their own without any medical assistance. When these new laws took effect in 2020 (or earlier!), many people who want access to cannabis but don’t need it for medicinal purposes might stop getting marijuana cards-but those who do are missing out on some really great benefits like paying lower costs or being able to buy higher quantities than someone with a marijuana card could get before legalization came into play!