California Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

California Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

California Department of Public Health

Public Health Policy and Research Branch

Attention: Medical Marijuana Program Unit

MS 5202

P.O. Box 997377

Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Phone: 916-552-8600

Fax: 916-440-5591

Email: [email protected]

Website: California Medical Marijuana Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
“The MMP is not authorized to provide information on acquiring marijuana or other related products.” “Medical Marijuana Program Frequently Asked Questions” [Accessed March 01, 2016]

Patient Registry fee is $66 for non Medi-Cal and $33 for Medi-Cal — additional county fees vary by location. The California Marijuana Registry is voluntary, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

California Medical Marijuana Program: Information

Ballot Proposition 215 was approved in November 1996 — effective November 06, 1996 — removing state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana by patients possessing either a “written or oral recommendation” from their physician, advising that he or she may benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

Senate Bill 420 — signed January 2004 — imposed statewide guidelines on how much medicinal marijuana patients may cultivate or possess.

California Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in California diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the California Medical Marijuana law:

Chemotherapy Side Effects
Chronic Pain
Migraine Headaches
Multiple Sclerosis
Radiation Therapy Side Effects
And, any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health

California Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

Patients and primary caregivers, may possess no more than eight ounces of dried marijuana, and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. Senate Bill 420 allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana, if recommended by a physician.

California Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

Qualified medical marijuana patients may now choose to see a marijuana doctor online, in California, using medical marijuana telemedicine services for the purposes of obtaining a California medical marijuana evaluation, instead of doing so in-person:

See a marijuana doctor online and on-demand via the telemedicine portal, now

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