CBD Legal States Policy

Medical Cannabis Policy State by State: California

What is the legal status of cannabis in California?

One of the most liberal states in the union, it’s no surprise that California has been at the leading edge of cannabis reform for the past several decades.  In 1996, California became the first state to institute a working medical marijuana policy.  Patients suffering from the below-outlined conditions can possess any amount that their doctor recommends.  In addition, there is a generous concession that allows for any chronic condition to be covered if a doctor sees fit, even if the law doesn’t explicitly name it as a qualifying condition.

Additionally, in 2016 California passed a recreational law, providing protection for any and all use of Cannabis, including all CBD-dominant products, in amounts up to 6 ounces, and this is a mandatory minimum for municipalities, meaning they can raise this limit but not restrict it.

Hemp-derived CBD oil is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than 0.3% THC by weight, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

Eligible Conditions:

  • AIDS,
  • anorexia,
  • anxiety,
  • arthritis,
  • cachexia,
  • cancer,
  • chronic pain,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • glaucoma,
  • migraine,
  • persistent muscle spasms,
  • radiation therapy side effects,
  • seizures,
  • severe nausea,
  • any other chronic disease on the recommendation of a physician.