Patients diagnosed with qualifying medical conditions in Los Angeles must obtain physicians’ recommendations before they can apply for medical marijuana identification cards. Minors need their parents’ or legal guardians’ consent to apply for medical cannabis cards in the city. Although California laws allow qualifying medical cannabis patients to consult with their doctors via telemedicine services, they must apply for medical marijuana cards in person at the county Department of Health.
Yes. Eligible residents must obtain recommendations from their physicians before applying for Los Angeles medical marijuana cards. Such physicians must be licensed as medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathy (DOs) and in good standing with their respective California professional boards. Qualifying medical marijuana patients in Los Angeles do not have to meet their physicians in person to obtain recommendations for medical marijuana. California permits the certifying eligible patients for medical marijuana treatments with telemedicine services.
Los Angeles medical marijuana identification cards (MMIC) are issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) through the county health departments. An applicant for MMIC must submit the following at the County of Los Angeles CDPH office:
The applicant must schedule an appointment and submit the required documents on the appointed date at:
_County of Los Angeles Public Health _
_Environmental Health Headquarters _
_Medical Marijuana Program _
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
A medical marijuana card in LA must be renewed annually. Los Angeles medical marijuana patients can apply for renewal within 60 days of the expiration of their MMICs.
The cost of getting a Los Angeles medical marijuana identification card is $100. It also costs $100 to renew it. However, applicants on Medi-Cal are eligible for a 50% reduction, while those on medically indigent service programs may have their fees waived.
Yes, minors who qualify for medical cannabis therapy in Los Angeles can get medical marijuana identification cards. However, they require parental or legal guardian's consent before they can apply for an LA MMIC, and they must designate caregivers to help with the use of medical marijuana. Lawfully emancipated minors in Los Angeles can independently apply to the county public health department for MMICs once certified by their physicians.
The process for renewing a Los Angeles medical marijuana card is similar to the initial process for getting it. A registered medical marijuana cardholder must visit the Los Angeles County CDHP office with all the required documents and a completed renewal application form. It costs $100 to renew a medical marijuana identification card in Los Angeles.
No, Los Angeles does not accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards.