May 4, 2021

Medical Marijuana Cards:
How to Get One & Why You Should

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For years, getting access to a medical marijuana card was the only way to legally purchase cannabis in California or any other state. Now, with recreational or adult-use cannabis legal here in CA, anyone over the age of 18 can get access to it or without a medical marijuana card.

So the question is— is there still any benefit to getting a medical marijuana card in California?

In fact, having a valid medical marijuana card doesn’t just let you get cannabis if you’re over the age of 18. It also can help save you a lot of money, access higher doses, and get exclusive rights you may not get otherwise. Plus, you can now get approved for one in just ten minutes online with our partner, FadeMD Medical Marijuana Cards.

Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of getting a medical marijuana card and how to get yours today!

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Benefits of Medical Marijuana Cards

If adult recreational cannabis use is legal in California, then why should you get a medical marijuana card? Here are four big reasons you should consider.

Save Money
Cannabis purchased for adult-use or recreational purposes comes with what’s known as an excise tax of 15% of your purchase price. This can quickly add up when it comes to larger purchases. But cannabis purchased using a medical cannabis card isn’t subject to the excise tax. In a single purchase of $400, that adds up to savings of $60. Over time, you could be saving hundreds of dollars in tax payments alone thanks to your medical marijuana card.

Get Special Housing, Employment, & Other Rights
A medical marijuana card can grant you some special rights when it comes to housing, employment, or other areas. These rights can vary on a case-by-case basis, but one example is that in some instances you may have a better chance of getting housing that’s more medical cannabis-friendly than it is for recreational use.

Get Cannabis Products Under the Age of 21
If you’re older than 18 but haven’t quite reached age 21, a medical marijuana card would allow you to purchase cannabis before the adult-use age limit of 21 years. That said, you should keep in mind that there are some special rules that apply to medical marijuana card holders that are under the age of 21— for example, you may need to be accompanied by someone 21+ when visiting an adult-use cannabis retailer.

Access Higher Doses & More Products
A medical marijuana card can sometimes give you access to products with higher doses than what’s available to recreational customers..

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The Simplest & Fastest Way to Get a Medical Marijuana Card

If you’re interested in getting a medical marijuana card, the good news is that it’s a lot easier, faster, and cheaper than you think.

At FadeMD, you can talk to a licensed doctor online for just 10 minutes and receive instant approval if you qualify. Besides being the fastest way to get your medical marijuana card, these are some of the other things we love about the FadeMD platform:

No appointment required. Just sign up through your computer, phone, or tablet
Spend as little as $39 to get your card.
Easy renewal each year to keep your card active
Meet with a doctor online as soon as you finish your application
Download your medical marijuana recommendation card instantly as soon as you’re approved
Check in to verify that your card is legally valid at anytime through the website

If you’re ready to start enjoying the benefits of your own medical marijuana card, including at the Pottery, get started now at FadeMD!

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