Medical Marijuana in California

Medical Marijuana in CaliforniaMedical Marijuana in California


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Is medical marijuana legal in California?

Yes. If you have a medical marijuana card you can shop at one of the many dispensaries in California.

If California has legalized recreational marijuana, why do I need a medical marijuana card?

If you have a medical marijuana card you get additional benefits in California. In many adult use/recreational legal states having a medical marijuana card allows:

  • Lower taxes on your marijuana purchase
  • Higher quantity and higher THC percentage on some products for medical card holders
  • Access to additional dispensaries
  • Access to additional dispensary deals

How do you qualify for California medical marijuana?

A certified doctor may prescribe cannabis for a medical cannabis patient if:

  • The patient is a permanent California
  • The patient has one of the qualifying conditions.

How do you get a California medical marijuana card?

We made it easy for you! Sign up here for a telemedicine appointment and get a California medical marijuana card. The doctors appointment is only $49!

How do I find qualified California medical marijuana doctors.

Since telemedicine is available, it’s easy.  Register online and follow the instructions in order to see a California doctor. The doctor speak s to you virtually so you can speak to them on your computer from the comfort of your home!

What do I need for a California medical marijuana doctors appointment?

  • CA driver’s license or state ID
  • Proof of residency
  • Medical Records- It’s best to gather your medical records and be able to review your medical history with the doctor.

California medical marijuana approval

  • If you are approved you’ll receive an email shortly (and a physical letter in a few days)
  • In the letter, you’ll find a unique 7-character ID code registered in California’s medical marijuana program.

What do I do after I’ve found out I’m approved for California medical marijuana?

Congratulations! A qualifying patient can visit or call any of the approved companies licensed to dispense marijuana.

How do patients renew their California Medical Marijuana Card.

Patients have to renew their card every 12 months. They go through the same process as first time patients.

What type of medical marijuana is available in California?

California dispensaries carry a wide variety of products.  Consumers can find flower, vapes, edibles, topicals and more!

Is smoking medical marijuana allowed in California?

Yes. But there are restrictions on where you can smoke your weed.

Is medical marijuana telemedicine legal in California?

Yes. California allows medical marijuana physicians to use telemedicine to meet with their patients.

Where are the California Dispensaries?

Although California has approved dispensaries, many municipalities have rejected allowing dispensaries to open within their jurisdiction.  For a list of dispensaries, check out our city by city list of California dispensaries.

Do California dispensaries provide medical marijuana discounts?

CalmEffect also tracks dispensary deals in California.

If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in California, we are here to help you.
Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions


Medical Marijuana Conditions for California are as follows (Updated February 6, 2020).  Prop. 215 lists:

  • cancer,
  • anorexia,
  • AIDS,
  • chronic pain,
  • spasticity,
  • glaucoma,
  • arthritis,
  • migraine,
  • or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.

Physicians have recommended marijuana for hundreds of indications, including such common complaints as:

  • insomnia,
  • PMS,
  • post-traumatic stress,
  • depression,
  • and substance abuse.

Connect with our MMJ Doctors in California

With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over California, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in California by filling out the form on this page.

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Our 3-Step Doctor Process Works

By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you’ll be eligible for a medical marijuana card with access to our growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state. Mail-order and walk ins are available.

If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in California, we are here to help you.

Where to Buy Marijuana in California

Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for California to find out where you can access your meds.

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California Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas

Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Huntington Beach
  • Mission Viejo
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Anaheim
  • Irvine
  • Del Mar
  • Pasadena


And more California Cities!

  • Fresno
  • Bakersfield
  • Stockton
  • Merced
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Sacramento
  • Placerville
  • Truckee
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Northridge
  • Glendale
  • San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Menlo Park
  • San Jose
  • San Mateo
  • Gilroy
  • Oakland
  • Fremont
  • Dublin
  • Davis
  • Chico

Ready to get a CA Medical Card?

To inquire about getting your medicinal cannabis prescription, sign up for a medical marijuana appointment and schedule an exam today.


Thank you again to our thousands of supporters, clients, and business partners.  Together we will make certain that more people are made aware of this life-changing natural option for symptom relief.

We are dedicated to helping you find your way to a better life with natural alternative medicine.  We are confident you will be happy you took the first step to the possibility of a symptom-free life.  Now is your time.