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How to Get a CA Medical Marijuana Card

These are the steps to get a medical marijuana card in California with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Book Your Appointment

Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.

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Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and then provide a recommendation for medical cannabis via email.

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Get Your California Medical Card

Once you have the recommendation letter, you can purchase products from medical cannabis dispensaries.
Cardholders also have the option to apply for a county-issued medical marijuana identification card, allowing law enforcement officers to identify them as medical cannabis patients

The Leafy DOC Difference

We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

Don’t just take our word for it

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California Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the State of California.
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • The Adult Use Marijuana Act permits adults not participating in the State’s medical cannabis program to grow and possess personal use quantities of cannabis legally.
  • Possession with intent to distribute more than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by six months imprisonment and a fine of 500 USD.
  • Monetary transactions involving the sale or delivery of any amount of marijuana by someone who does not possess a state-licensed permit is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a 500 USD fine.
  • There is no penalty for the simple possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
  • Sale, delivery, possession with intent to sell or deliver, and manufacture to sell or deliver marijuana paraphernalia is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days imprisonment and a fine of up to 500 USD.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1972: The nation’s first marijuana legalization initiative was created and failed 
  • 1975: Cannabis was decriminalized under SB95 or the Moscone Act
  • 1996: Medical marijuana was legalized for patients with qualifying conditions, and a medical marijuana program was established
  • 2016: Recreational marijuana was legalized for adults over 21
  • 2021: The Department of Cannabis Control was formed by combining three state departments
  • 2022: Efforts are being made to update and improve the laws for recreational cannabis users and the medical program

Possession Limits in CA

  • Possession of 28.5 grams of usable weed and eight grams of marijuana concentrate is acceptable for adults.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Patients with the following conditions to apply for a California medical cannabis card:
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spasms associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures include, but are not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy
  • Severe nausea
  • Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either:
    • Substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336).
    •  If not alleviated, it may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.
    • “Written documentation” means accurate reproductions of those portions of a patient’s medical records that have been created by the attending physician, that contain the information required by paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 11362.715, and that the patient may submit as part of an application for an identification card.

California does not accept out-of-state medical cards, but an adult medical patient can visit a legal dispensary to purchase with an ID. 

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards while others do not. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

The State of California allows adult recreational and medical users to grow six plants per residence.

In California, It is illegal to consume, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in a public space, including but not limited to: 

  • parks 
  • sidewalks
  • business areas
  • residential areas
  • bars and restaurants
Helping you apply for a California Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

California law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the State before purchasing medical marijuana products.
Requirements are as follows: 
  • A medical marijuana patient must be 18 years of age or older
  • Only patients who can prove California residency can apply (personal driver’s license, Government ID)
  • California residents must also have medical records showing a diagnosis that qualifies for medical marijuana cards by a licensed doctor.

Qualifications for primary caregivers under California marijuana law include:

  • You have been designated for that purpose by a legal, medical marijuana patient
  • You begin taking care of the person before you assume responsibility for assisting with medical marijuana use and purchasing at medical marijuana dispensaries.

To apply as a CA caregiver:

  • Complete an MMIC application
  • Provide a copy of the patient’s medical records and recommendation letter
  • Photo identification for caregiver and patient
  • Proof of residence for caregiver and patient
  • Pay MMIC application fee

Visit These California Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

Los Angeles

L.A. has legalized medical and recreational cannabis, and there are many options for weed-friendly experiences, as well as many tourist destinations. Los Angeles is home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the infamous sign seen from many places in the city.  

There are endless places to eat and drink, and when the traffic begins to wear you down, it’s a quick drive to Disneyland in Oakland or an ocean view at the Santa Monica Pier. You can easily spend a week in the Los Angeles area and never run out of things to do and see. 

Hollywood sign in the hills is a great place to go after you get your medical marijuana card
The golden gate bridge across the bay is a great place to go after you get your medical marijuana card

San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the world’s most famous cities, with its iconic and beautiful scenery and diverse culture. The city is on a peninsula with San Francisco Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

San Fran’s hills are home to lively neighborhoods with gorgeous old Victorian architecture showcased. Historical theaters and museums can be visited around Union Square, while Fisherman’s and Pier 39 Wharf are home to excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment options. San Francisco truly has something for everyone to enjoy, including cable car rides, visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, and more.