How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card In California?

Pre-Qualification Form

Fill out the simple application form on our HIPAA-compliant platform. Our medical team will be able to better understand your health status based on the information you provided. All information in the form provided to our platform is confidential.

Consult With Doctor

Get in touch with our doctor. Fill out your application form and get evaluated by our Medical Marijuana doctor. Our doctor will assess you and determine if you need cannabis.

Receive MMJ Card

You’ll receive your marijuana recommendation once your medical evaluation is complete. You’ll also receive your marijuana recommendation PDF via email.

Benefits Of Having Medical Marijuana Card In California

No 21 Years Age Restriction

There is no age limit of 21 for medical marijuana cardholders in California. The minimum age for MMJ cardholders in California is 18 years. Therefore, you do not need to wait until you are 21 years old to purchase medical cannabis, as you can buy medical cannabis when you are 18 years old.

Higher Growth Limit

Medical marijuana cardholders may cultivate up to six mature marijuana plants, 12 immature marijuana plants, or more with a doctor’s recommendation, whereas people purchasing recreational marijuana are subject to lower limits.

Save Big On Taxes

In California, medical marijuana card holders are not subject to any state or local sales tax. Holding an MMIC allows you to save money on your medical cannabis purchase, making your treatment more affordable.

Housing & Workplace Protection Laws

In some instances, an MMIC may offer additional protection for patients at work or when looking for a place to rent. Some employers and landlords have specific rules that allow medical marijuana for patients with a valid MMIC.

Patients Support Groups

Through the MMIC program, California patients have access to various resources, including support groups, educational materials, and peer-to-peer support groups. Patients can connect with others going through similar challenges, gain valuable knowledge, and stay abreast of the latest advances in medical marijuana treatment.

Travel With Medical Marijuana

The primary advantage of MMIC holders is the ability to travel within California and legally possess their medical marijuana. This enables patients to adhere to their treatment plan even when away from home.

Choose Your Plan

Renewal Patient

  • Instant PDF Recommendation via email
  • Hard copy with Embossed seal on it.
  • Extend your validity for another year.
  • Grow Up to 99 plants


per year

New Patients

  • Instant PDF Recommendation via email
  • Hard copy with Embossed seal on it.
  • Access to all the Dispensaries in CA
  • Grow Up to 99 plants


per year

We offer the PDF rec alone at a discounted price of $39.99, but this usually works only at dispensaries that already know you. Most dispensaries require original hard copy with an embossed seal. We charge only $10 extra for the hard copy initially. If purchased afterwards it costs $20.

$20 Extra for Plastic Photo ID. Won't break, won't crumple. Replaces the hard copy and fits in your wallet!

Order A $20 Medical Card Online

A $20 Medical Card is a physical card ordered as an add-on to medical marijuana recommendation and is widely popular in California.

You don’t need a physical medical cannabis card, but ordering one online can be convenient. You can order one online today for $20; we’ll get it to you quickly.

Qualifying Conditions For MMIC In California

According to California Medical Marijuana Card Laws, debilitating conditions that may be eligible for a California Medical Marijuana Card include:

  • AIDS
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine,
  • Severe nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seizures

Doctors in California can prescribe medical cannabis for any condition that marijuana can help treat. So, even if you don’t have a specific medical condition, you can talk to your doctor about medical cannabis.


Medical Marijuana Users Vs Recreational Marijuana Vs Growers License Users In California

Differentiating Factors Recreational Marijuana Users Medical Marijuana Users Grower’s License
Purpose Recreational use Medical Use Medical use
Eligibility For anyone above the age of 21. For Patients (Above 18) Suffering from any of these conditions. Anyone above 18.
Purchase and Taxes Recreational users are subjected to certain state and local taxes. Save up to 40% on Taxes Save 90% of the price.
Carry Limits 28.5g of flower or 8g of concentrated cannabis Eight ounces of dried cannabis -
Growth Limits Six living cannabis plants Six mature marijuana plants, 12 immature marijuana plants 99 Plants
Potency Recreational marijuana products are usually low in potency Medical Marijuana products are high potency. Complete control of quality

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Get A License To Grow Up To 99 Marijuana Plants In California

Anyone above 18 having a Medical Marijuana Identification Card can now grow up to 99 marijuana plants in these three simple steps:

  • Sign up online at our website and fill out the application form.
  • Talk to our doctor about your application. Schedule your consultation. Get your medical checkup from one of our state-certified doctors.
  • Once you’re qualified, you’ll receive your grower’s license. Your license will be emailed to you.

Please Note: We only charge a physician’s consulting fee for growers’ licenses. A state medical physician verifies your license.

Why Choose Us

  • It's Super Easy: Just a few minutes of signing up, approval, and payment and done.
  • Get Your Rec Anywhere: You don't have to wait around at the doctor's office.
  • Valid Throughout The Year: It's active for a year, and you get a discount if you renew.
  • Get Access Same Day: You can access cannabis the same day, print out the recommendation, and use it immediately.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee: Get a money-back guarantee if you mess up and do not qualify
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Stephen L

San Jose, CA

I can’t express my appreciation for their outstanding service. The staff were professional, and their knowledge of California grower’s license regulations was clear. The entire process was efficient and convenient. I am now legally able to grow more plants.

Mathew B

Los Angeles, CA

I had an amazing experience with California Marijuana Doctor! The process was quick and easy. All I had to do was ask a doctor a few questions, and within minutes, I had my marijuana recommendation emailed to me. They made it so simple for me to receive the medicine I needed. I highly recommend them!

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Fresno, CA


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Medical marijuana card evaluations in Santa Maria, CA, cost $39. Medical marijuana evaluation fees vary by state. In some states, you must pay a registration fee (typically $20 to $100) to register and receive your medical marijuana card.

A Grower’s License Evaluation costs $199.99 at California Marijuana Doctor.

Mentioned below are the qualified conditions for MMIC in California:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Anorexia and weight loss
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic nausea
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Terminal illnesses


There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each state has its reciprocity policy. In some states, you may need help to use your card. Check with your state of residence to see what your options are.

If our doctor does not qualify you or you do not receive your recommendation for any reason, you will receive a full refund. You can contact us directly at (888) 988-8420 or chat.