I have had a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana since the year 2000.
Now, out of concerns for my privacy, I decided to let my California drivers license expire. To verify my identify, I am now using my U.S. Passport Card, which functions almost like a passport, is valid for 10 years and is issued by the federal government.
But when I try to enter my local dispensary using my Passport Card as photo ID, they refuse to admit me. The collective's staff claim that "the law"--they don't know which one--forces them to require photo ID issued by the California DMV, to prove California residency.
But nowhere in the Compassionate Use Act (CUA) is California residency nor photo ID required--right? And the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) says photo ID is VOLUNTARY for patients.