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Medical Marijuana Program

The California Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) 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 available on the internet at http://mmic.cdph.ca.gov

NOTE: The California Department of Public Health’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.

New Laws and Medical Marijuana

In 2015, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law three bills (Assembly Bills 243 and 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 dca@dca.ca.gov or call 1(800) 952-5210. In the meantime, here are some questions and answers for both consumers and businesses/potential licensees.

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


Last modified on: 11/20/2015 3:42 PM