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Medical marijuana is generally obtained by approved patients from medical marijuana dispensaries or cooperatives. These operations most often are forbidden from charging money for the sale of the drug, but they commonly are permitted to charge membership fees or other types of fees to people who obtain their medical marijuana there.
Other patients obtain medical marijuana directly from their physician, primary healthcare provider, or other medical professional. Also, most states allow medical marijuana patients to grow there own marijuana for medical purposes, with some limits placed on how much they may grow at any one time. Many medical marijuana patients avoid dealing with dispensaries and cultivate their own marijuana.
Some states expressly forbid the distribution of marijuana, even for approved medical reasons.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified medical marijuana lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local medical marijuana attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.