Weed dispensaries in Santa Monica, CA

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    Weed dispensaries in Santa Monica, CA

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The average price of an 8th in Los Angeles 

    The average price of an 8th in Los Angeles is $60. Some of the strains at this price include Black Orchid, Billy Kimber OG, Sweet Tea; Berry Pie, Loma Prieta, Nigerian Lemon Drop, and Lemon Bean. Other strains include White Runtz at $40, Wedding Cake at $35, Biscotti at $35, London Poundcake 50 at $30; Creamsicle at $45, OZ Kush at $55, and Church OG at $40.

    The popular strain in Los Angeles 

    The most popular strain in Los Angeles is Biscotti. It is an indica-dominant strain with a sweet and buttery aroma.  Creamsicle is another highly-sought after strain in Los Angeles. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is creamy with a vanilla citrus flavor.

    Laws and regulations in Los Angeles

    • Adults at least 18 years old with a valid Los Angeles medical marijuana card issued by the Los Angeles county can use cannabis products. 

    • It is illegal to use, eat, and smoke cannabis products in public places, or anywhere where tobacco smoking is prohibited.

    • Adults 21 years and older may possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of flower and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis.

    • Retailers must ensure they display a state license and a local authorization.

    • Driver and passengers are prohibited from possessing open packages of cannabis products while driving, riding or as a passenger in a vehicle.

    Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Los Angeles

    Adults 21 years and above can possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis products and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis. Individuals can also cultivate and harvest up to six cannabis plants, with no more than three mature and flowering. However, patients with medical marijuana cards can grow up to 12 cannabis plants, with no more than six mature and flowering.

    Difference between a storefront and a dispensary

    A storefront sells cannabis products for adult consumers without any medical necessity, while a dispensary offers medical marijuana derivatives to patients to treat health conditions.

    In a storefront, individuals must be 21 years older to purchase cannabis products, whereas in a dispensary, one needs a medical marijuana card to seek treatment. Even minors with medical marijuana cards or a medical recommendation from a doctor can also access a dispensary.

    Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is consumed without any medical necessity, while medical marijuana is used to treat symptoms or a chronic medical condition.

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis has intoxicating effects due to the high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Medical marijuana contains derivatives such as cannabidiol (CBD) intended to alleviate medical symptoms in patients.

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is often more expensive due to excise, state, and local taxes, while medical marijuana is more affordable because sales tax is waived on medical marijuana products.

    Medical patient benefits in Los Angeles  

    • Persons 18 years and older may use medical marijuana with the consent of a guardian or caregiver, while adult consumers must be 21 or older. Use of cannabis products with a medical marijuana card saves up to 15% in taxes.

    • Every California dispensary accepts medical marijuana cards.

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

    Medical marijuana information in Los Angeles

    To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Los Angeles, you must be a resident of California with a valid California ID to show proof of residency. If you don’t have an ID, then a passport or other documents showing proof of residency can be used. These documents can be a utility bill, a bank statement, etc. 

    You must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from a licensed medical marijuana doctor physically or online to get a recommendation to access dispensaries in Los Angeles..

    Once you get the medical marijuana recommendation, you report to the California Department of Health in Los Angeles, 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.

    Patients of any age can qualify for a medical marijuana card. If you are under 18 years, then you must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Where does the Los Angeles tax revenue go?

    Los Angeles tax revenue is used to finance education, health, and social services. Part of the funds is used to promote cannabis awareness programs and improve the security sector in Los Angeles. The remaining portion is channeled to the Social Equity Program, designed to help minority entrepreneurs build their cannabis businesses. The tax revenue is also used to develop infrastructure and maintain roads and railways in Los Angeles.