Gather your supporting documents You will need a copy of: 1. Your MediCann Physician Recommendation letter, 2. Proof of identity (driver’s license or other government-issued ID), 3. Proof of residency that shows your name and current address (like a rent or mortgage agreement, utility bill, or California motor vehicle registration)
Make an appointment with your county health department. Contact the Health Departmentof the county you live in for an appointment.
Go to your appointment You’ll pay an application fee and have your photo taken for your ID card. Application fees vary by county, but they are not more than $100. If you’re applying as a primary caregiver, the patient will need to come to your appointment with you. If you receive healthcare through Medi-Cal, your application fee is reduced by 50%. If you receive healthcare through a medically-indigent service program, your application fee is waived.
Wait for approval It can take up to 35 days for the county health department to issue your medical marijuana ID card.
You can file an appeal with the California Department of Public Health if your county health department denies your application. There is no fee to appeal.
Who is a primary caregiver? Primary caregivers are responsible for a patient’s everyday needs, such as: Housing Health Safety Primary caregivers must be at least 18 years old and may include: A parent or relative A Clinic Hospice Home health agency
Mailing Address: MediCann 1336 Willard Street, C • San Francisco, CA 94117
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