Since Proposition 64 went into effect in California on January 1, 2018, a Medical Marijuana Recommendation is no longer required to buy cannabis products at dispensaries that cater to adult/recreational-use clients.
But there are some reasons to maintain a Medical Marijuana Recommendation card in 2021. Here are the Big Four:
CAN‘ T SHUT DOWN CONVENIENCE: Medical marijuana dispensaries had a 21-year head start on recreational usage businesses in California. As of mid-2020, only about 40% of California's 1,440 dispensaries had a recreational license. That translates to 800+ more dispensaries available to Medical Marijuana Recommendation card holders than recreational users.
AGE: While recreational dispensaries only service clients 21+, medical dispensaries serve clients aged 18-20, as well.
PURCHASING POWER: Medical Marijuana Recommendation card holders get $5 off EVERY ITEM (with the exception of accessories) in our inventory. Regardless of which service you choose for your medical recommendation, most members find that their card pays for itself many times over each year -- and sometimes in a single shopping session!
OUR GRATITUDE: At our core, Marin Alliance CBC will always be a medical dispensary -- the original medical dispensary in America, in fact. We believe in the healing power of cannabis. Every medical recommendation member on our roster serves as a testament to local, state and federal politicians that we are an essential service within our community, and braces us further against the ever-changing winds of bureaucracy.
While you're free to use any of the legions of services available for obtaining a California Medical Recommendation, we've made an easy process even easier by partnering with two. As with all legit services, you only pay if approved.
NuggMD ($39 annually) has been a reliable partner over the years, and many of our members prefer to update their annual fee with the service that first issued their recommendation.
Greenleaf Care ($25 annually) is our new discount partner.