Medical marijuana became legal in California in 1996. It was the result of the medical marijuana movement.

Medical cannabis refers to the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Cannabis has many well-known therapeutic and medically useful aspects, and those who use cannabis for this reason refer to it as medicine.

During the days of legalized medical marijuana, from 1996-2016, California had licensed medical marijuana dispensaries that served patients who were being monitored by a doctor.

To this day, people continue to advocate for the medical benefits of cannabis.