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    Marijuana Dispensaries in Bakersfield, CA

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The average price of an 8th in Bakersfield

    The average price of an 8th in Bakersfield is $35. Some of the strains at this price include Abusive OG, Beverly Hill Kush, Clear Cush, Diablo OG, Diamond OG, Diamond Glue, Godfather OG, Hello Kitty, Neptune OG, Paco, and Skywalker OG. Other strains include Backyard Boogie at $20, Orange Kush at $19.98, and Larry OG at $50.

    The most popular strain in Bakersfield

    The most popular strain in Bakersfield is Moon Rock. It has a sweet blueberry lavender aroma and its buds are chunky and nicely covered with a fat coat of resin. Cannabis enthusiasts also desire Church OG in Bakersfield. It’s an indica strain with the scent of spice and dank earth. 

    Laws and regulations in Bakersfield

    • Anyone 21 years and older can legally consume cannabis. 

    • Adults at least 21 years can possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or up to four grams of hashish. 

    • You must purchase cannabis products from a licensed adult-use, or recreational, cannabis dispensary. 

    • It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. 

    • It is illegal to use cannabis in public places such as restaurants, school zones, bus stations, etc. The best place to smoke cannabis is inside a private residence. 

    • Anyone 21 years and older can grow and maintain up to six marijuana plants in a secure location with no more than three plants flowering at any given time. 

    Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Bakersfield

    Any adult at least 21 years old in Bakersfield is allowed to possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of dried cannabis or eight grams of concentrated cannabis. Individuals over 21 years old can grow their cannabis plants. They can only harvest up to six cannabis plants with no more than three plants mature and flowering. It is prohibited to sell cannabis cultivated at home. 

    Difference between a storefront and dispensary

    A storefront is oriented for people looking to adult-use cannabis while dispensaries offer medical marijuana to patients with chronic conditions. 

    In a storefront, customers don't need a prescription from a doctor to buy cannabis. In contrast, in a dispensary, customers must have an order from a qualified physician to purchase.

    In a storefront, customers may purchase cannabis products without medical necessity and don’t need to discuss chronic conditions or diseases with the budtender. Conversely, in a dispensary, customers may discuss the debilitating disease with the budtender to ensure the customer is comfortable with the cannabis products. 

    Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is used by consumers to derive pleasure, whereas medical marijuana is used to treat underlying medical conditions.

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis may contain high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and strains are created with attention to the quality of intoxicating effects. Medical marijuana strains are developed with a focus on therapeutic potency, with higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD), which has been shown to have therapeutic benefits. 

    Consumption of adult-use, or recreational, cannabis doesn't require any directions from a certified physician. In contrast, medical marijuana is taken under the guidance and supervision of a medical professional.

    Medical patient benefits in Bakersfield

    • Patients with medical marijuana cards can access any dispensary in California to get cannabis derivatives. 

    • With a medical marijuana card, you avoid the increased adult-use, or recreational, cannabis sales tax (15%). 

    • Medical marijuana patients may possess up to eight ounces (226.8 grams) of cannabis and up to six mature plants or up to twelve seedling plants. 

    Medical marijuana information in Bakersfield 

    To get a medical marijuana card, you must meet with a doctor enrolled in the medical marijuana recommendation program in Bakersfield. 

    You can meet the doctor in person to confirm if you have a qualifying medical condition or opt for an online medical evaluation with a registered telemedicine clinician. 

    Once you get the medical marijuana recommendation, you report to the California Department of Health in Bakersfield, where you are enrolled in the Medical Marijuana Program. 

    You will then receive a valid medical marijuana card that can be renewed online when it expires. 

    Where does the Bakersfield tax revenue go?  

    Bakersfield cannabis tax revenue is used to fund various programs to improve the lives of its residents. One of the programs is drug abuse prevention through creating awareness of the dangers of drugs to health. Some of the revenue is also used to boost public safety within Bakersfield and the entire State of California.

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