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The Low Down on Medical Cannabis Cards

The People’s Medicine encourages BIPOC cannabis consumers to educate themselves on the benefits of being a medical card holder.

Contributing factors to low Numbers of cannabis prescriptions in the BIPOC community

If we pull ethnic data on individuals who hold medical cannabis cards we will find that they are overwhelmingly Caucasian.

Medical Card

Medical cards have associated costs and are acquired through prescriptions from primary care physicians.

Hospital
Black, LatinX and Indigenous people often are without quality healthcare and work multiple jobs which makes preventive care difficult. Most hospital visits are to the ER.
Pain

Historically and in the present day Black and LatinX people are thought to have a higher pain tolerance by medical professionals.

Propaganda
Due to propaganda Black, LatinX and Indigenous peoples’ consumption is publicly viewed differently.

Understanding the emotional trauma and financial loss caused by the disparate policy enforcement of the war on drugs, we owe it to ourselves to take advantage of all available relief.

Conditions Associated with Trauma Induced by the War on Drugs

•PTSD    •Anxiety    •Migraine    •Eating Disorders    •Insomnia    •Inflammatory Bowel Disease

PROs of having a medical cannabis card by state

Being a medical card holder offers benefits in the areas of lower purchase costs, possession limits, potency limits and a more favorable view with law enforcement.

  • Higher Possession limits (8 oz vs 28.5 grams / 8 grams of concentrate)
  • Higher Potency Limits (No limit vs edibles are 10mg of THC per serving)
  • Higher Home Grow Limits (6 mature & 12 immature…more with doctors recommendation vs 6 plants)
  • Lower Costs (No sales tax vs 8.5%)
  • Legal Protection (Medical consumption is still viewed more favorably than “recreational”)

Note: Impaired driving laws are Under the Influence (DUID) meaning one has to test as affected or under the influence of THC by blood test.

View eligible medical conditions for California >

  • Higher Possession limits (2.5oz per 14 days vs 30 grams / 5 grams of concentrate*)
  • Higher Potency Limits (No limit vs 500mg in infused products)
  • Higher Home Grow Limits (6 mature & 12 immature…more with doctors recommendation vs 6 plants)
  • Lower Costs (1% vs 24-38% taxes based on THC and product type)
  • Legal Protection (Medical consumption is still viewed more favorably than “recreational”)

*Limits for possession and potency are halved for non-residents

Note: Illinois has per se drugged driving law enacted for the presence of THC in blood above 5mg/ml or 10mg/ml for other bodily fluids.

View eligible medical conditions for Illinois >

  • Higher Possession limits (4 oz vs possession of 10 grams or less is decriminalized)
  • Higher Potency Limits (N/A)
  • Higher Home Grow Limits (6 flowering, 6 non-flowering and 6 clones)
  • Lower Costs (No comparison but 4% goes to Vets)
  • Legal Protection (Recreational is not regulated)

View eligible medical conditions for Missouri >

  • Higher Possession limits (60 day supply based on med recommendation/ 3oz & 24 grams of concentrate)
  • Higher Potency Limits (Dictated by medical recommendation…adult use being regulated)
  • Higher Home Grow Limits (6 mature plants vs 3 plants for a single or 3 mature and 3 immature for two adults)
  • Lower Costs (7% tax vs Adult use is being regulated)
  • Legal Protection (Medical consumption is still viewed more favorably than “recreational”)

Note: Impaired driving laws are Under the Influence (DUID) meaning one has to test as affected or under the influence of THC by blood test.

View eligible medical conditions for New York >

Things to consider before applying for your card

  • Cannabis treatment is not recognized by Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Can’t own a firearm
  • The Dept. of Transportation doesn’t allow use even with a card. If you test positive, normal consequences apply.
  • Difficulty or inability to obtain government employment

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Kenya Daugherty
— Kenya Daugherty —
Senior Executive Assistant

“As we are in a patriarchal culture of ‘symptom addressing’ versus healing and curing, it is even more important that we re-educate ALL peoples of color of the many benefits of plant medicine including medical Cannabis. The true need to heal our bodies — symbolically in addition to literally is real and extremely crucial to our survival of this trauma based land of laws. Supporting and encouraging access to medical cannabis is a start. ”

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