For patients new to our practice, it is very helpful if you are prepared with the following items before you apply:
- Your CA Driver’s License, CA Identification Card, Passport, or proof of residency within CA (lease, utility bill, etc.) and some form of photo ID.
- Any medical records you have along with the names of medications you take or have taken in the past, including medical records that contain a diagnosis treatment, tests, reports, or anything else that you think is relevant to your condition.
- The fee for your medical recommendation.
You will begin the application process by filling out a patient intake questionnaire if you did not bring a completed copy of the form from our website. Once you fill out the questionnaire, a staff member will make a copy of your photo ID and collect our fee. If you do not qualify, your fee will be refunded after your medical evaluation with the doctor.
When you speak with the doctor, you will be able to talk about why you feel cannabis will or might be able to help your medical condition or symptoms. Please provide any information that you feel might be relevant. The doctor will discuss useful information about your health and your possible use of cannabis with you, along with the risks and benefits of using marijuana and various ways to ingest or inhale. A list of qualifying conditions / symptoms follow on this site.
After speaking with the doctor, you will be emailed a digital copy of your cannabis card. Two new laminated medical marijuana letters of recommendation will also be provided to you via mail. We recommend that you keep one with you and the other in your car’s glove box or at home.