California Medical Marijuana Card Application

States That Legalized Medical Marijuana

States That Legalized Medical Marijuana

How to get Medical Marijuana in California

California Medical Marijuana Program

CDPH 9042 (English Version)

Medical Marijuana Program Application / Renewal Form

CDPH 9042 (Spanish Version)

Medical Marijuana Program Application / Renewal Form

CDPH 9043 (English Version)

Denial Appeals Application

CDPH 9043 (Spanish Version)

Denial Appeals Application

CDPH 9044 (English Version)

Written Documentation of Patient’s Medical Records

CDPH 9044 (Spanish Version)

Written Documentation of Patient’s Medical Records

CDPH 9045

Monthly Remittance Form (English – For Administering Agency Use Only)

California Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) was specifically established to create a State-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Participation by patients and primary caregivers in this identification card program is voluntary. The MMP Web-based registry allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of a qualified patient or primary caregiver’s MMIC as authorization to possess, grow, transport, and/or use medical marijuana within California. The verification website is

NOTE: The CDPH’s MMP does not have jurisdiction over medical marijuana cooperatives, dispensaries, or collectives. For questions related to these areas, please contact your local city or county business licensing office.

California Medical Marijuana Laws

In 2015, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law three bills (Assembly Bill 243Assembly Bill 266, and Senate Bill 643) that create a licensing and regulatory framework for medical marijuana. For more information please email the Department of Consumer Affairs´ Consumer Information Center at or call 1(800) 952-5210. In the meantime, you can refer to the California Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for both consumers and businesses/potential licensees.

The CDPH’s Office of Medical Cannabis Safety (OMCS) is currently required to develop statewide standards, regulations, licensing procedures and to address policy issues in support of medical cannabis manufacturers and testing laboratories. CDPH is responsible for issuing Type 6 and Type 7 licenses to manufacturers of medical cannabis and medical cannabis products and Type 8 licenses to testing labs. OMCS’s website is

If you have questions regarding MMIC, you may submit an email with your inquiry to or call (916) 552-8600.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Medical Marijuana Identification Card and how can it help me?

How do I apply for a Medical Marijuana ID card?

Is my personal information in a State Database?


Dispensaries, Cooperatives and Collectives

Patient Responsibilities

Primary Caregiver Responsibilities

Physician Responsibilities

Legal Representative Responsibilities

Patient Advocacy Groups and Information

Americans for Safe Access

CA Norml

Marijuana Policy Project

Medical Board of California-Medical Marijuana



Program Information

Contact MMICP

County Program Location and Hours

Verification of the Medical Marijuana ID card



Data & Statistics

Card Data by County and Fiscal Year (PDF, New Window)

Participating Counties (PDF, New Window)

Patient, Primary Caregiver and Medi-Cal Card Data






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