If your application for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card was denied, you may file an appeal.
There is no cost to you for submitting an appeal.
You must complete and submit an
Appeals Form (PDF) directly to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) within 30 calendar days from the date of your denial notice you received from your
You may ask your county program for a copy of the
Appeals Form (PDF) or you may download the electronic copy (este formulario también está disponible en
Attach a copy of your application to the
Appeals Form (PDF), and mail it to:
California Department of Public Health
Medical Marijuana Program
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
Be sure to
date your appeals form. By signing your appeals form, you are giving your consent to have your county program release all information they have in your application file to the CDPH. This information will be used to evaluate your appeal. A notice of the decision regarding your appeal will be sent to you and your county’s program.
All appeal decisions by the CDPHs Medical Marijuana Program are final.
Your application may be denied if you failed to provide all the required information, your county program determined the application information was false, or you did not meet the requirements for being a qualified patient or primary caregiver.