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Benefits of Having a Medical Cannabis Card in California

Even if you live in a recreational-use state, there are several advantages to becoming a medical marijuana patient.

Fewer Restrictions

Recreational cannabis is typically limited to patients over 21 years of age and comes with strict possession limits. As a medical marijuana patient, you face fewer restrictions and have more freedom to access your medication in greater quantities.

Greater Selection

A medical marijuana card affords you the privilege of shopping in both medicinal and adult-use dispensaries. Greater access means more products to choose from and more freedom to compare prices and find the best deals.

More Protection

Some recreational-use states still allow employers, landlords, and family courts to discriminate against cannabis users. A medical marijuana certification provides you with legal documentation demonstrating that your use is medically warranted. This can protect you against discriminatory or punitive actions in many states.

Better Prices

As a medical marijuana patient, you won’t be subject to the same sales or excise taxes required of recreational buyers. You may be able to save 10% or more on every purchase.

How to Get a California Medical Marijuana Card

Book an Appointment

Schedule by filling out the form above or call/text us at 240-356-1000 to set up your consultation over the phone. We offer same-day appointments, so you can be seen by our doctor within 15 minutes of scheduling!

Talk to a Doctor

Our doctor will determine whether you qualify for a medical card after a quick 10-15 minute evaluation.

Get Your Card

If approved, you'll receive a copy of your physician’s recommendation to use cannabis.  You can then complete your cannabis patient application, submit it to the state, and get your medical card!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in California

We are currently only offering telemedicine evaluations in California. Telemedicine means you can have an online video call with our doctor using a computer, smartphone, or tablet. To get started, you can schedule online now.

You can also call our support team at 240-356-1000, and we will be happy to set up an appointment for you. We'll send you a link via email that you can use to access our virtual waiting room at your scheduled appointment time. From here our doctor will start the video call and evaluate you to determine whether you qualify for a medical marijuana card in CA. It's that easy!

CA Medical Card Requirements

You must be a California resident. There is no age requirement, however, patients under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to register as their caregiver.

You must have one of the following state-approved qualifying medical conditions or symptoms to qualify:

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Severe nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms (for example, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (for example, epileptic seizures)
  • Any other chronic medical condition or symptom that may:
    • substantially limit your ability to conduct major life activities
    • cause serious harm to your safety, physical health or mental health
If you have a qualifying condition with medical documentation (such as medical records, pill bottles, office visit summaries, or a letter from a doctor stating your diagnosis), then you're ready to be seen by our doctor to get certified!
 
If you have a qualifying condition but DON'T have medical documentation, call or text us at 240-356-1000 so that we can schedule you with a doctor that can diagnose and then a doctor that can certify you. We do not charge extra for the diagnosis.

Our licensed marijuana doctor will evaluate you based on your current health condition, medical history, and any documentation you are able to provide as proof. If approved, we will then issue the physician's recommendation for medical cannabis needed to apply with the state as a patient the same day.

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Getting your Medical Marijuna Card is now easier than ever with Green Health Docs' convenient online appointments. Click the link below to schedule your Telemedicine Medical Marijuana Card appointment.

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California Medical Marijuana Certification Process

The certification process in Califonia is similar to many other medical states. Patients will need to obtain a signed recommendation for medical cannabis from a licensed medical marijuana doctor first in order to apply with the state for a medical card.

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    Schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor.
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    Speak with the doctor to find out if you qualify.
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    Obtain your recommendation for medical cannabis and apply with the state.
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    Get your medical marijuana ID card and start purchasing at dispensaries!

The first step in getting your California medical marijuana card is to be evaluated and certified by a state-licensed medical cannabis doctor.

It can sometimes be difficult for patients to find a doctor who will certify them. We currently offer online telemedicine visits that allow you to be seen by a medical cannabis doctor from the comfort and security of home, making the search for a physician easy for you.

If you believe that you have one of the qualifying medical conditions and have at least one type of proof, then you will most likely qualify. Our doctor can evaluate you, review any medical documentation you are able to provide and issue your recommendation so that you can apply for your card.

The next step after being certified by a doctor is to apply with the California Department of Cannabis Control as a medical patient. In order to apply, patients will need to have:

  • Medical cannabis recommendation issued by a doctor
  • Valid government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of California residency
  • Application fee (fee varies by county, no more than $100)

Once you're approved by our doctor, we'll issue your medical cannabis recommendation the same day.  You must then submit this along with your medical cannabis patient application and other required documents in person at your county's health department.  You'll have to contact your health department to schedule an appointment to apply.

At your appointment, you'll pay the required application fee and have your photo taken for your ID card.  Once submitted, it can take up to 35 days for your health department to approve your application and issue your ID card. 

California Medical Marijuana Card Information from our Physician

Even with California being one of the most well-known states in the U.S. for its medical cannabis program, many patients are still unclear on how to obtain a California medical marijuana card. Green Health Docs have helped over 100,000 patients navigate through this confusing process, and we can help you get certified as well.

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If you are a California resident with one of the state-approved medical conditions or symptoms, then you most likely qualify.  If you’re unsure, give us a call or text 7 days per week at 240-356-1000 and we’ll be happy to assist.

Schedule now using the form at the top of this page or give us a call at 240-356-1000; our friendly support team is available 7 days per week to set up a date and time for you to get evaluated by a medical marijuana doctor in California and to answer any questions you may have.

You will need a valid photo ID and if possible, at least one form of proof of your medical condition such as medical records, pill bottles, office visit summaries, or a letter from your doctor.

If you don't have medical documentation, you can still get certified! Call or text us at 240-356-1000 so that we can schedule you with a doctor that can diagnose and then a doctor that can certify you. We do not charge extra for the diagnosis.

Once your telemedicine appointment is booked, you'll receive a confirmation email shortly after. This email will have the link to your intake form which is where you will fill out your medical information as well as upload your ID and any medical documentation you are able to provide.

The initial fee to be evaluated by our doctor is $200 payable by credit or debit.  The fee includes the visit with the doctor, help with the state application, and any other assistance needed throughout the process.  There is also a state application fee that is no more than $100.

Only a licensed medical marijuana doctor can determine if you qualify for the program, so we cannot guarantee your approval. However, if you do not get approved by our doctor you will receive a FULL refund! Our knowledgeable and friendly support staff is ready to help get you fully prepared for your appointment so that you have the best chance of approval, just give us a call at 240-356-1000 if you would like to know more.

A California-licensed medical marijuana doctor will examine you, review any medical documentation you are able to provide, and assess your medical history. Appointments are typically about 10-15 minutes. We will also maintain your patient records and provide follow-up care as needed.

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Severe nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms (for example, spasms caused by multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (for example, epileptic seizures)
  • Any other chronic medical condition or symptom that may:
    • substantially limit your ability to conduct major life activities
    • cause serious harm to your safety, physical health or mental health

You can fax your records to 240-366-1932 or you can have them emailed to info@greenhealthdocs.com.

No. Doctors must hold a valid license to practice medicine in California and register with the state in order to certify patients for a medical marijuana card. All of our doctors here at Green Health Docs are registered with the state and demonstrate the knowledge and compassion necessary to give you the highest possible quality of care.

Yes. Veterans can obtain medical marijuana in the same way as any other patient at Green Health Docs. We are proud to help our veterans combat their medical conditions with medical marijuana!

Yes. Children (under the age of 18) can become medical marijuana patients in California. However, the child must have a parent or guardian register as his/her caregiver.

A caregiver is a California resident at least 21 years of age who is designated to be able to purchase medical marijuana products from dispensaries on behalf of a qualified patient.

You'll need to submit a completed medical cannabis program patient application along with your doctor's recommendation, valid photo ID, and proof of CA residency to the California Department of Cannabis Control.  Applications must be submitted in person.

Applications can take up to 35 days to be approved or denied by the state. 

No. Insurance companies do not cover any costs associated with medical marijuana due to conflicts with federal law.

Legal patients can obtain medical marijuana products from licensed dispensaries located throughout the state. Patients will also be able to use their card in other medical states that offer reciprocity.

California medical patients can possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis at any given time.

California dispensaries currently offer a wide range of medical marijuana products including:

  • Raw flower
  • Concentrates (such as BHO, distillate, hash, & rosin)
  • Vape products (such as cartridges)
  • Edible products (such as baked goods, chocolates, & gummies)
  • Oral products (such as capsules, elixirs, and tinctures)
  • Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
  • Topicals (such as balms, lotions, salves, & transdermal patches)

Yes, patients can grow up to 6 mature and 12 immature plants at one time.  Patients may also apply with the state for a license that allows them to cultivate more plants if they have a medical need.

No, as a medical patient you are protected by HIPAA. Green Health Docs makes the privacy and security of our patients’ confidential information a top priority. No one will be able to find out your status as a medical marijuana patient unless you openly tell them or if you are administered a drug test for marijuana.

Yes. With California being an at-will state and there not currently being any legislation in place that protects medical marijuana patients in the workplace, medical cardholders can still be administered drug screenings and receive disciplinary action regarding the results of drug screenings. For this reason, we recommend making sure you are fully aware of your employer’s policy regarding drug screenings and medical marijuana before moving forward with the process.

Yes! You do not have to be seen by the same doctor each year. If you were certified by another medical marijuana doctor last year and would like to switch to Green Health Docs, we will be happy to take care of you!

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