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Medical Marijuana Identification card program

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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 county program.

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 Español).

Attach a copy of your application to the Appeals Form (PDF), and mail it to:

 California Department of Public Health

Medical Marijuana Program

Attention:  Appeals

MS 5202

P.O. Box 997410

Sacramento, CA  95899-7410

Be sure to sign and 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.

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