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What are THC & CBD?

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THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC, is the main psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol, usually refers to the naturally existing isomer of delta-9-THC.

THC has an extremely low toxicity and the amount that can enter the body through the consumption of cannabis plants poses no threat of death. It is generally considered impossible to overdose on marijuana, as the user would certainly either fall asleep or otherwise become incapacitated from the effects of the drug before being able to consume enough THC to be fatally toxic. In lab animal tests, scientists have had much difficulty administering a dosage of THC that is high enough to be lethal.

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Fees for Medical Marijuana

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All administrative costs for the Medical Marijuana Program, at both the State and county level are fee supported. 

Senate Bill 420 (Chapter 875, Statutes of 2003) requires the California Department of Health Services (CDHS), now the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), to establish application fees for persons seeking to obtain, renew or replace identification cards.  The state’s portion of the fee is required to be sufficient to cover the expenses incurred by CDPH, including start up and other costs.  Likewise, each county program may add their costs to the total fee to support expenses incurred by the county program

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Marijuana & Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana, whose botanical name is cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years. It was classified as an illegal drug by many countries in the 20th century. But over the past two decades, there has been a growing movement to legalize it, primarily for medical purposes.

Medical marijuana use has surged in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that allow its use. But states and cities are also wrestling with the question of what medical marijuana is, or should be.

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Medical Marijuana Program

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The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.  The web-based registry system allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of qualified patient or caregiver's card as authorization to possess, grow, transport and/or use Medical Marijuana in California.  To facilitate the verification of authorized cardholders, the verification database is available on the internet at www.calmmp.ca.gov.

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