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Who qualifies for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) in California?

One must be a legal resident of the state of California, and have recommendation from a doctor stating that he or she suffers from a qualifying medical condition to be eligible to apply for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. State issued MMICs are only valid in California.

I qualify for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. How do I apply?

First, obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from your doctor. Not all doctors are willing to recommend medical marijuana treatments. Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS are 3 of the qualifying medical conditions.

Next, complete an application form, and submit it in person at your county’s health department program. You must apply in the same county in which you reside. You will need the following items to apply:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A copy of the written recommendation from your doctor, or the Written Documentation of Patient’s Medical Records form filled out and signed by your doctor.
  3. Proof of identity. This can be a valid California state issued drivers license or identification card, or other government issued photo ID.
  4. Proof of county residency. This can be a utility bill, DMV registration, or mortgage statement.
  5. Application fee

Bring all of these items to your county’s health department to apply in person. If your application is approved, your photo will be taken for your new Medical Marijuana Identification Card. Click here for a list of participating county programs and hours of operation. If your application is denied, you may have to wait 6 months to apply again.

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