23 Legal States

California Medical Marijuana Card

California Medical Marijuana Card

The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification cards and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.  The registry system allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of qualified patient or caregiver's card as authorization to possess, grow, transport and/or use Medical Marijuana in California. Upon obtaining a recommendation from their physician for use of medicinal marijuana, patients and their primary caregivers may apply for and be issued, a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. It is NOT mandatory for patients to obtain a Medical Marijuana Identification Card in order to receive full legal protections of the California Medical Marijuana law.

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in California

  1. Obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from your physician
  2. Fill out the Application/Renewal Form CDPH 9042
  3. Submit the Application form to your country health department (addresses listed below) along with the following:
  • A government-issued photo identification card
  • Proof of county residence, such as a rent/mortgage receipt, utility bill, or motor vehicle registration
  • Written documentation from your doctor recommending the use of medical marijuana
  • Application fee (varies by county - see below)

Medical Marijuana Identification Card Cost

The Medical Marijuana Program, within California Department of Public Health, is administered through each medical marijuana patient's county of residence and therefore fees will vary by county. The state cost of the Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) application fee is currently set at $66.00 per card for non Medi-Cal patients and $33.00 per card for Medi-Cal patients.  Each county then adds their administration fee to the state cost.  Contact your county program to find out what the total cost for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card is in your county.v

Medical Marijuana Card Appeals Process

If your application for a Medical Marijuana Indentification Card was denied, you may file an appeal. There is NO COST TO YOU for submitting an appeal. You must complete and submit an Appeals Form directly to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) within 30 calendar days from the date of your denial notcie you recieved from your county program.

  • Attach a copy of your application to the Appeals Form, and mail to:

California Department of Public Health

County Health Services Branch

Medical Marijuana Program

Attention:  Appeals

MS 5203

P.O. Box 997413

Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

***Be sure to sign and date your Appeals Form. By signing your appeals form, you are giving your consent to have your county program release all information they have in your application file to the CDPH. This information will be used to evaluate your appeal. A notice of the decision regarding your appeal will be sent to you and your county’s program. ALL APPEALS DECISIONS by the CDPHs Medical Marijuana Program ARE FINAL. Your application may be denied if you failed to provide all the required information, your county program determined the application information was false, or you did not meet the requirements for being a qualified patient or primary caregiver. For more information about denials, see Health and Safety Code Section 11362.74.***

How to Contact Your County’s Medical Marijuana Program

 

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Alameda County

Alameda County Public Health Department
1000 Broadway, Suite 310
Oakland, CA  94607 
(510) 268-2977
Business Hours: 
By Appointment Only

Alpine County

Health and Human Services
75-B Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA  96120
(530) 694-2146
Business Hours:
Monday, 1pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, 1pm – 4:30pm
Friday, 1pm – 4:30pm
By Appointment Only

Amador County

Amador County Public Health Department
10877 Conductor Blvd., Suite 400
Sutter Creek, CA  95685 
(209) 223-6407 
Business Hours: 
Thursday, 1pm - 4pm

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Butte County

Department of Public Health 
202 Mira Loma Drive 
Oroville, CA  95965 
(530) 538-7700 
Business Hours: 
Thursday, 10am - 2pm

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Calaveras County 

Department of Public Health
700 Mountain Ranch Road, Suite C 
San Andreas, CA  95249 
(209) 754-6460 
Business Hours: 
By Appointment Only  

Colusa County

(Not yet accepting applications)  

Contra Costa County

Department of Public Health 
10 Douglas Drive, Suite 220 
Martinez, CA  94553 
(925) 313-1126 
Business Hours: 
By Appointment Only

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Del Norte County   

Department of Health & Social Services 
880 Northcrest Drive 
Crescent City, CA  95531 
(707) 464-3191 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

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El Dorado County  

Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Services Agency
415 Placerville Drive, Suite J 
Placerville, CA  95667 
(530) 621-6500 
Business Hours: 
By Appointment Only

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Fresno County  

Fresno County Health Department
1221 Fulton Mall, 1st Floor
Fresno, CA  93721
(559) 445-3434
By Appointment only
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 4:30pm 

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Glenn County 

Health Service Agency 
240 N. Villa Ave
Willows, CA  95988 
(530) 934-6588
Business Hours:
By Appointment Only

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Humboldt County

Department of Public Health 
529 I Street 
Eureka, CA  95501 
(707) 445-6200 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

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Imperial County

Department of Public Health 
935 Broadway 
El Centro, CA  92243 
(760) 482-4438 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9am-12pm; 1pm - 4pm 

Inyo County

Health and Human Services 
1351 Rocking W Drive 
Bishop, CA  95314 
(760) 872-4245 
Business Hours:
Tuesday, 9am - 12pm 
Thursday, 1pm - 4pm

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(No Counties listed)

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Kern County

Department of Public Health 
1800 Mount Vernon Avenue 
Bakersfield, CA  93306 
(661) 868-1220 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Kings County

Department of Public Health - Vital Statistics
330 Campus Drive
Hanford, CA  93230
(559) 582-3211
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm 

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Lake County

Health Services Department 
922 Bevins Court 
Lakeport, CA  95453 
(707) 263-1090 
Business Hours: 
Tuesday, 10am - 12pm 
Thursday, 10am - 12pm

Lassen County

Lassen County Public Health 
1445 Paul Bunyan Road 
Susanville, CA  96130 
(530) 251-8183 
Business Hours: 
Tuesday, 1pm – 4pm

Los Angeles County

Department of Public Health 
241 N. Figueroa Street, Room 128 
Los Angeles, CA  90012 
(866) 621-2204 
Business Hours: 
Tuesday - Thursday, 8am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm

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Madera County

County Public Health Department 
14215 Road 28 
Madera, CA  93638 
(559) 675-7893 
Business Hours: 
Mondays, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Marin County

Department of Health & Human Services 
Office of Vital Records 
20 North San Pedro Road, Room 2006 
San Rafael, CA  94903 
(415) 499-3288 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm

Mariposa County

Mariposa County Health Department 
4988 11th Steet
Mariposa, CA 95338
(209) 966-3689 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 
Thursday, by appointment only 

Mendocino County

Department of Public Health 
1120 South Dora Street 
Ukiah, CA  95482 
(707) 472-2784 
Business Hours: 
Tuesday, 2pm - 6pm 
Thursday, by appointment only 

Merced County

Department of Public Health 
260 East 15th Street 
Merced, CA  95340 
(209) 381-1015 
Business Hours: 
Los Banos: Tuesday, 1pm - 4pm 
Merced: Wednesday, 9am - 4pm

Modoc County

Department of Public Health 
441 North Main Street 
Alturas, CA 96101
(530) 233-6311
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm 
By Appointment Only

Mono County

Mono County Health Department 
437 Old Mammoth Road, #Q
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 924-1830
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5pm 
By Appointment Only

Monterey County

 

Monterey County Health Department  
1270 Natividad Road 
Salinas, CA 93906 
(831)755-5013 

 

Napa County 

Department of Public Health 
2344 Old Sonoma Road, Building G 
Napa, CA 94559 
(707) 472-2784 
Business Hours: 
Thursday, 2pm-4pm 
 By Appointment Only 

 

 

Nevada County

Department of Public Health 
500 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 110 
Grass Valley Alturas, CA 96101
(530) 265-1450
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 
By Appointment Only

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Orange County

Department of Health 
1200 N. Main Street #100-A 
Santa Ana, CA  92701 
(714) 480-6717 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 12pm; 1pm - 4pm

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Placer County

Community Health 
11484 B Avenue 
Auburn, CA  95603 
(530) 889-7158 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 11:30am; 1pm - 4:30pm 
By Appointment Only

Plumas County

Public Health Agency 
270 County Hospital Road, Suite 111 
Quincy, CA  95971 
(530) 283-6330 
Business Hours: 
By Appointment Only

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Riverside County

Department of Public Health 
3900 Sherman Drive, Suite G 
Riverside, CA  92503 
(888) 358-7932 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm

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Sacramento County

Sacramento County 
Department of Health and Human Services
7001 A East Parkway, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA  95823
(916) 875-5345
Wednesday, 9am - 4pm
Friday, 9am - 4pm 
By Appointment Only

San Benito County

Department of Health & Human Services 
1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 102 
Hollister, CA  95023 
(831) 636-4011 
Business Hours: 
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:30pm - 4pm

San Bernardino County

Department of Public Health
351 North Mountain View Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(800) 782-4264
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
By Appointment Only

San Diego County

Public Health Services 
3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 802
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 692-5723
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

San Francisco County 

Department of Public Health 
1001 Potrero Avenue 
San Francisco, CA  94110 
(415) 206-5555 
Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 1pm - 4pm 

San Joaquin County 

San Joaquin County
Public Health Services
1601 E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA  95205
(209) 468-3404
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
By appointment only