Where to Start

Do I still need a medical marijuana card in California if cannabis is legal?

On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 was approved by California voters, making recreational marijuana legal for adults age 21 and over. However, the law does not come into full effect until at least January 2018.  That means, you still need a medical marijuana card if you wih to purchase cannabis in California/

See a Medical Marijuana Doctor Online

Obtaining your medical marijuana card is simple.  You can either get one from your primary doctor, visit a medical marijuana doctor evaluation center or see a medical doctor online. 

Buying From a Dispensary

You can find local dispensaries by using directories like weedmaps.com. You can either visit a despensary location or, some dispensaries now deliver.  Before you buy any product;

  1. Research dispensaries in your area.
  2. Bring cash, your ID and Medical Marijuana Card and know the drill
  3. Research marijuana strains based on the effect you are seeking
  4. Know your consumption methods (beware of edibles)
  5. Relax and and don’t be afraid of asking questions

The Different Ways To Smoke and Consume Cannabis

Hand Pipes

These are probably the most common smoking device in circulation today and generally favored for their convenience: they are small, portable, and simple to use. Hand pipes have grown into an artistic expression and are available in countless creative forms and styles, both for decoration and functionality (such as disguise pipes that imitate everyday objects)

Water Pipes

Water pipes come in slightly different variations, including but not limited to bongs and bubblers. Like hand pipes, these come in a variety of styles and designs but increase in sophistication by incorporating water.

Rolling Papers

Generally, these are used to smoke joints or blunts. Joints are cannabis rolled in a paper, the composition of which varies across an assortment of plants including but not limited to hemp, bamboo, and rice.


This is one of the less common methods of smoking cannabis and is generally associated with smoking shisha, the American term for wet tobacco.


Vaporizers are the logical choice for moderate to experienced and/or health-conscious cannabis consumers. A vaporizer steadily heats herbs to a temperature that is high enough to extract THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, but the temperatures are too low for the potentially harmful toxins that are released during combustion.


Tinctures are a liquid cannabis extract used by consumers looking for dosage control and fast-acting effects without the health risks associated with smoking.

Ingestable oils

Ingestible oils are a happy medium between edibles and concentrates: they are swallowed and digested like an infused product, but often have the consistency of oil. These oils can either be eaten or put in easily-ingested capsules.


Edibles can be defined as any food that contains cannabis, whether or not the cannabinoids are bioavailable. These products have longer onsets and tend to cause powerful full-body, psychoactive effects.


Topical cannabis administration utilizes full cannabis extract — a thick oil that has been decarboxylated to activate cannabinoids. Once cannabinoids are activated, they can be absorbed through your skin.