California Was the First

Jan 31, 2013 Legalization
California Was the First

In just three years United states will reach an important anniversary – 20 years since medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996.

California Was the First

In just three years United states will reach an important anniversary – 20 years since medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996. 

The legendary Proposition 215 (also known as Compassionate Use Act), which was passed with 5,382,915 (55.6%) votes in favor and 4,301,960 (44.4%) against, allowed patients with valid doctor to possess, use and cultivate medical cannabis for personal consumption. The usual conditions treatable with marijuana include – arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, HIV or AIDS, epilepsy, migraine and multiple sclerosis.

Today legalization in California is reaching some really new levels. The state has around two thousand dispensaries, co-operatives, wellness clinics and taxi delivery services, that help patients to get their medical cannabis. In addition to this the state hosts a number of marijuana-themed festivals and is about to implement new marijuana vending machines. Who knows, maybe California is just a step away from legalizing recreational cannabis like Washington and Colorado recently did.

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