I read a couple of posts about the legality and so on related to growing marijuana but I don't think they were specific to the fact that in many states, including California, consumption and even growing it is not illegal as long as it fits within the limitations set by the law governing it.
Patients are allowed to obtain it for medical use from dispensaries or co-ops and even are limited to having two mature plants and up to 4 new plants for a total of 6 total (which actually have red label stickers on them identifying them as medically permitted plants).
However, not everyone who is a patient who needs it or has the legal permission to grow it know how to do it, everything from germination, planting, lighting, pruning, and ultimately harvesting. So would questions regarding manners to help such people become self sufficient in this matter be allowed? Even the federal government has acknowledged that the DEA will no longer go after people/dispensaries inside states where medical use of marijuana is legalized.
SO if a patient who wants to do this asks for help with seeds, growing tips and so on, is that allowed? Also, obviously people replying are not all patients but may have expertise to help them, is that also allowed? I personally think it should be allowed as we are not police and what people do with information provided is their responsibility and legal liability, not ours. As an attorney I also highly disagree with the statement that government can ask for the users' information and we are required to provide it to them.