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    Marijuana Dispensaries in South Long Beach / Belmont Shore, CA

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The average price of an 8th in Long Beach 

    The average price of an 8th in Long Beach is $33. Some of the strains at this price include; Trident Kush, Krafted Kush, Critical OG, Wedding Cake, Grapes, Dragon Breathe, Banana OG, Cookie Dough, and Marathon OG. Other strains include; Bonzai at $48, Sweet Thang at $46, Illuminati OG at $50, Jack Herer at $38, Blue Dream at $45, Silver Cloud at $60, Jedi OG at $30, and Quest at $44.

    The most popular strain in Long Beach

    The most popular strain is Jack Herer. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid with a spicy pine scent. The trichome count is high; hence, the plant is sticky to handle. Blue Dream is another favorite strain among consumers in Long Beach. It has the scent and flavor of sweet berries.

    Laws and regulations in Long Beach

    • Only 32 medical marijuana and adult-use dispensaries can operate at any given time in Long Beach.

    • Adults 21 years and above can purchase and possess cannabis so long as they have a valid government-issued ID.

    • Only licensed dispensaries and delivery services are allowed to sell cannabis products.

    • Adults over the age of 21 may purchase and possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis. 

    • Consumers must specify whether they want adult-use or medical cannabis.

    Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Long Beach

    Medical patients over 18 years can possess up to 8 ounces (226.8 grams) of dried cannabis and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis only if they have a doctor's recommendation. Adults 21 years and above can possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of dried cannabis and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis as long as they have a valid government-issued ID.

    Difference between a storefront and a dispensary 

    A storefront is oriented to the adult-use segment while a dispensary serves the needs of medical marijuana patients.

    In a storefront, customers may purchase cannabis products without medical necessity. Conversely, in a dispensary, the budtender may discuss the best cannabis products to treat the symptoms or condition of the medical marijuana patient.

    Difference between adult-use, or recreational and medical marijuana

    Adult-use cannabis is consumed without any medical necessity, while medical cannabis is used to treat certain conditions.

    Adult-use cannabis products are assessed excise, state, and local taxes, while certain taxes are waived for medical marijuana patients.

    Adult-use cannabis products are usually sold in storefronts while medical marijuana is sold in dispensaries, although in Long Beach, dispensaries are licensed to sell both medical and recreational cannabis products.

    Medical patient benefits in Long Beach

    • Medical marijuana products are not taxed at the same rate as adult-use cannabis and are more affordable. 

    • Medical patients can possess up to eight ounces (226.8 grams) of cannabis compared to one ounce (28.5 grams) for adult consumers.

    • The age limit for adult cannabis consumers is 21 years, whereas, for medical marijuana patients, it is 18 years. Therefore, patients below 21 years old can access medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of their conditions.  

    Medical marijuana information in Long Beach

    Obtaining a medical marijuana card in Long Beach is simple. You need a medical marijuana recommendation from a licensed doctor to gain access to dispensaries in Long beach. 

    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 Long Beach, 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 Long Beach tax revenue go? 

    Long Beach tax revenue is used for funding government projects and supporting social programs. Some of these projects include maintaining roads and other infrastructures. It also finances education programs, such as creating awareness about the health benefits of medical marijuana. The remaining portion is used to preserve public safety within Long Beach.

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