Okay, so I am 20 years old and live in the great and crazy city of Chicago, but will be making the life-changing decision of moving to California within the next year. At this point in my life I have figured out that moving there to grow is the right decision for me. I just have a few things I need confirmed and help with. 1. Once I move there, lets says after I sign a lease to a house, I can immediatly go and get a California liscence correct? 2. I will be needing this for residency to get my medical marijuana card. Which I will be able to get through a doctors appoinment where I pay the fee and show him my prescribed bottle of riddilin, for ADD/ADHD, correct? 3. Once you have a doctors recomendation can you start growing or do you need to wait to have the actual card? (how long does it take to actually have the card if you do) 4. This is my most important question I have been doing intense research on where to move to and have narrowed it down to the emerald triangle. I am not a hippie, just a goofy stoner, but love the hippie crowd. Where is the most stoner, hippie, and grower friendly.......mendocino, humboldt, somewhere else? I have looked into humboldt county alot, but have heard people keep to themselves, and I have heard Mendocino county is getting terrible with raids. 6. Where is the safest and most friendly place to grow outside, I plan on growing 20 to 50 plants outside. I plan on renting an average house and was curious if it would be better in more of a neighborhood setting, I dont want problems with thieves or the police, or if I should look more into someplace more rural and spacious, I am not a lonesome type person and would like to meet other friendly growers and stoners in my area. If you can help with any of this It would be greatly appreciated. Mods if this is the wrong forum please move it I wasnt sure.