Medical Marijuana in California

Medical Marijuana in CaliforniaMedical Marijuana in California

Are you looking to get your medical marijuana in California? The talented team of doctors here at CalmEffect are here to help guide you through every single step of the process.

Keep reading to learn the calm effect and how to get your card for Medical Marijuana in California.

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Medical cannabis can be used for many different symptoms and patients can often get a bit confused by the process. Let our talented staff help you.

Simple 3 Step Process

Want to get your medical cannabis prescription quickly and efficiently? Our 3 step process allows you to get in contact with a doctor near you fast.

Am I Eligible?

If you are in a medical marijuana state, and suffer from a condition that can be treated with cannabis, inquire with our Doctor's for a consultation today!

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.

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.

Stay Updated with CalmEffect, California!

12/17/20 - A California senator filed a bill to remove mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.

12/7/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D latest coronavirus order continues to deem cannabis businesses to be essential services.

12/3/20 - The San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors approved a measure to ban tobacco smoking in apartment buildings with three or more units, but adopted an amendment to exempt marijuana.

11/30/20 - The San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on Tuesday on a proposal to ban smoking or vaping cannabis and tobacco in buildings with three or more units.

11/26/20 - California regulators are proposing emergency rules requiring marijuana businesses to post unique QR code certificates in storefront windows and carry them while transporting or delivering cannabis.

11/17/20 - The San Francisco, California Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee advanced legislation to ban smoking tobacco or marijuana in apartment buildings of three or more units.

11/9/20 - Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted, "Voters made it clear: this country is ready to move past the disastrous War on Drugs. It’s long past time to legalize marijuana at the federal level and repair the damage done to communities of color."

Also, Most California municipalities that had cannabis tax measures on their local ballots approved the proposals.

11/3/20 - California regulators are conducting a survey on developing a comparable-to-organics program for cannabis products.

10/1/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed bills on marijuana banking and to create a system of labeling for cannabis appellations of origin. He also acted on marijuana testing legislation, signing two proposals and vetoing one.

9/29/20 - California regulators published information on how marijuana farmers can get access to disaster relief.

9/25/20 - The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announced it’s accepting applications for $30 million in grants—funded by marijuana tax revenue—to help communities targeted and harmed by the war on drugs.

Also, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order extending the expiration date for medical cannabis cards to the end of the year.

9/22/20 - Several California municipalities will consider local ballot measures on marijuana tax and regulation issues in November.

9/21/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, "The MORE Act is critical for ending the failed War on Drugs. The public deserves a vote on the MORE Act and we will continue to build support to meet our objective of passing it in the House & sending it to the Senate until it is the law."  Also, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill temporarily freezing marijuana taxes.

9/18/20 - California regulators are accepting proposals for research projects on the implementation of marijuana legalization from public universities.

9/16/20 - Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) argued that a Joe Biden administration won’t be “half-steppin’” with “incrementalism” but she also stopped short of pledging marijuana legalization, saying they would only decriminalize cannabis and expunge prior records.

9/15/20 - The California Osteopathic Medical Board discussed guidelines for the recommendation of medical cannabis.  Also, a San Francisco. California supervisor filed legislation to postpone the implementation of a voter-approved tax on marijuana sales.

9/11/20 - Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted, "Right now, more than half of Americans have legal access to Cannabis. It’s time our federal laws represented this reality."

9/4/20 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture launched a new “This Is California Cannabis” campaign to promote the state’s legal marijuana industry. It features videos profiling famers.  “We’re proud of California’s vibrant cannabis cultivator community."

9/3/20 - As California’s legislative session came to a close this week, lawmakers passed bills on marijuana banking, taxes and appellations. But a proposal to regulate hemp-derived CBD in food, beverages, cosmetics and dietary supplements stalled.

9/2/20 - A federal judge ordered California regulators to turn over information about licensed marijuana businesses under a Drug Enforcement Administration subpoena. 

9/1/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, "This vote is a long time coming & is the culmination of years of hard work by activists, advocates & the American people. Cannabis reform is a racial justice issue first & foremost & passing the MORE Act will go a long way in our fight for equality under the law."

8/31/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, "Our country’s cannabis laws have devastated communities of color. They’re wrong, discriminatory, and out of touch. We need reform. Let’s end the harmful war on drugs."

8/28/20 - Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is going to have to come around to supporting marijuana legalization at some point.  “Just as President Obama evolved around marriage equality, Joe Biden’s gonna have to evolve around legalization.”  Also, A California court ruled that a man convicted of auto theft should not have been barred from using marijuana as a condition of his probation.

8/27/20 - California lawmakers are considering legislation creating a regulatory path for the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement, cosmetic and food and beverage additive.

8/25/20 - The California Assembly and Senate budget committees filed legislation to freeze marijuana tax rates for one year.

8/24/20 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported that marijuana tax revenue is up in the most recent quarter. All told, the state has seen $1.45 billion in cannabis excise, cultivation and sales tax revenue since retail sales began in 2018.  Also, San Francisco, California regulators circulated a list of best safety practices for marijuana businesses. 

8/21/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said he is "proud" to have played a role in passing marijuana legalization in the state.

8/19/20 - Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted, "Investors are making millions on marijuana in states where it's legal, while Americans continue to sit in jail, pay large fines, or live with a criminal record for possession. Not only do we need to legalize marijuana, but we need to expunge all prior convictions for use."  Also, Los Angeles County, California's district attorney tweeted about dismissing prior marijuana convictions.

8/18/20 - San Francisco, California officials sent a warning about fraudulent messages from people purporting to represent marijuana regulatory agencies. 

8/17/20 - A new study sponsored by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Weedmaps shows that California’s marijuana market is lagging behind other legalized states due to local bans that keep the illegal cannabis trade alive and reduce tax revenue. 

8/10/20 - Several California cities and counties will vote on local marijuana ballot measures in November.

8/7/20 - Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted, "Marijuana is legal in 11 states and Washington D.C. Most Americans support legalization regardless of political party. How is this common sense policy to reduce mass incarceration and end the war on drugs not included in the Democratic Party platform?"  Also, A California court ruled that Granny Purps Inc. can pursue a case to force Santa Cruz police to return seized marijuana plants. Another judge in a separate case said some cities suing to stop regulators from allowing cannabis home delivery services in their jurisdictions don't have standing, but agreed to hear their arguments on why they should remain valid plaintiffs in November.

8/6/20 - A California court will begin hearing a case this week challenging a state rule that allows marijuana to be delivered to localities that ban sales.

8/5/20 - California regulators published guidance on the use of pesticides on marijuana.

8/3/20 - A California court ruled that marijuana is not decriminalized in prisons.  Also, The West Hollywood, California City Council is considering an anti-smoking proposal that would ban tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping in enclosed common areas and new units in multi-family dwellings. 

7/29/20 - Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined former top Obama administration officials and other establishment figures in voting to defeat an effort to put marijuana legalization in the 2020 Democratic platform.  Also, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) again criticized Democrats for passing a coronavirus relief bill that "mention[s] ‘cannabis’ more than it mentions ‘research’ or ‘jobs.’"  Of additional note:  California regulators posted warnings about the health impacts of marijuana smoke and THC.

7/27/20 - Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declined the opportunity to criticize presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's refusal to support legalizing marijuana.

7/24/20 - The California Veterinary Medical Board discussed legislation concerning medical cannabis use on animals.

7/23/20 - A California senator filed legislation to end mandatory jail sentences for people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.

7/21/20 - California lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation to create hefty fines for assisting in illegal marijuana sales this month.

7/20/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) sent a press release cheering the inclusion of language protecting state medical cannabis laws in Justice Department funding legislation.

7/17/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) celebrated the inclusion of a provision in a spending bill that blocks the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis laws.

7/16/20 - Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) cheered a provision in a spending bill that would protect universities from losing their funding for studying marijuana.

7/13/20 - California Democratic congressional candidate Shahid Buttar tweeted, "In my first Term in Congress, we’ll organize Democrats & Republicans alike to finally remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Neither Biden nor Trump is going to stop us. Federal prohibition is senseless, and untenable. Many states have already welcomed the future." 

7/10/20 - California regulators released a fact sheet about branded marijuana company merchandise.

7/9/20 - The Nevada County, California district attorney filed a motion to dismiss nearly 600 prior marijuana convictions and reduce more than 50 cannabis felonies to misdemeanors. 

7/8/20 - The Napa County, California district attorney announced her office has identified additional prior marijuana cases that can be reduced or dismissed. 

7/3/20 - San Francisco, California regulators warned marijuana businesses that expected protests this weekend could lead to burglaries.  Also, The Santa Barbara County, California Board of Supervisors was criticized by a grand jury report for allegedly mismanaging marijuana production.

7/2/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order extending medical cannabis identification card renewal deadlines for another 60 days.

6/29/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) granted pardons to several people with marijuana convictions.

6/26/20 - Santa Cruz County, California's district attorney is petitioning local courts to reduce, dismiss or seal a total of 1,169 marijuana cases involving 1,085 defendants.

6/19/20 - A California assemblyman amended a bill so it would ban flavored marijuana vaping products.

6/15/20 - California Democratic congressional candidate Shahid Buttar tweeted, "We support the federal legalization of cannabis, for several reasons: 📌 medical freedom 📌 green jobs 📌 transpartisan consensus 📌 civil rights: it dovetails with the goal to #DefundThePolice. Limiting excuses for police interaction will leave more people free—and alive."

6/12/20 - A former Calexico, California City Council member and another former official pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of accepting bribes from an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation official they believed represented investors seeking to open a marijuana dispensary.  Also, A California court ruled that marijuana possession remains illegal in prisons.

6/10/20 - California regulators filed a brief opposing a lawsuit from municipalities seeking to ban marijuana delivery services in their jurisdictions.

6/5/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) cited marijuana legalization as one measure the state has taken to address systemic racism. Meanwhile, regulators have removed cannabis business licensee info from their website in response to looting.

6/4/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D) budget is projecting declining marijuana sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. Separately, regulators are holding a cannabis business payroll tax compliance webinar on Thursday.

6/3/20 - California regulators are seeking funding to hire 87 officers to enforce marijuana rules.

5/28/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom's (D) senior marijuana advisor tweeted a link to resources on "what CA is doing to support legal cannabis businesses and consumers during COVID-19."

5/27/20 - California regulators reported that in the first quarter of the year, cannabis excise tax generated $68.3 million in revenue and the cultivation tax brought in another $16.4 million.

5/25/20 - Federal prosecutors charged a Calexico City, California city councilman and another official with allegedly accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent who they believed represented investors seeking to open a cannabis dispensary.

5/21/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order extending expired medical cannabis patient and caregiver identification cards.

5/15/20 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is delaying previously announced proposals to merge the state's marijuana regulatory agencies and streamline cannabis tax collection due to the coronavirus outbreak. Separately, regulators are letting marijuana businesses defer license fee payments for 60 days.

5/14/20 - California regulators determined that the cannabis mark-up rate will remain the same through the end of the year.

5/6/20 - California marijuana reform legislation seems mostly jeopardized due to lawmakers' focus on coronavirus relief.

5/4/20 - An Alameda County, California judge signed an order reducing 6,921 felony marijuana cases to misdemeanors and another 1,235 misdemeanor cases to infractions.

5/1/20 - The Santa Clara County, California district attorney's office expunged or reduced more than 13,000 marijuana convictions.

4/22/20 - California regulators announced $30 million in grant funding to promote marijuana industry social equity. The money will boost cannabis entrepreneurs from communities historically damaged by the war on drugs. 

4/21/20 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to weigh in  on whether California police officers can rely on potential violations of federal marijuana laws to carry out searches and seizures.

4/20/20 - California's Veterinary Medical Board will discuss use of medical cannabis products for animals on Thursday.

4/8/20 - Santa Clara County, California officials are being pressured by state lawmakers and San Jose City Council members to end a ban on in-store recreational marijuana sales. 

4/6/20 - San Francisco, California officials released a coronavirus FAQ that covers what cannabis businesses can and can't do. 

4/3/20 - Santa Clara County, California regulators said that only medical cannabis businesses can conduct in-store sales amid the coronavirus outbreak, while recreational marijuana sales must be done via delivery. 

3/31/20 - Humboldt County, California is using satellite imagery to identify unlicensed marijuana growing operations.

3/30/20 - Berkeley, California officials amended a coronavirus-related shutdown order to allow marijuana businesses to do curbside pickup. 

3/27/20 - Berkeley, California officials mandated that all marijuana sales be conducted via delivery amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

3/23/20 - Marijuana dispensaries with a medical cannabis license are exempt from Los Angeles County, California's coronavirus stay-at-home order.

3/23/20 - California regulators deemed cannabis retails outlets to be essential businesses that can stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic.

3/18/20 - San Francisco, California officials reversed a decision to force marijuana businesses to close over coronavirus concerns. 

3/13/20 - The California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation held a hearing on a bill to suspend the marijuana cultivation tax for three years and reduce the cannabis excise tax.

3/12/20 - A California court upheld Kern County's ban on marijuana dispensaries.

3/11/20 - California has generated $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue since recreational sales began two years ago.

2/11/20 - Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) tweeted, "The federal government has lagged behind as states like California continue to modernize how we regulate & decriminalize cannabis. I have cosponsored the #MOREAct to deschedule cannabis at the federal level and provide a roadmap for states to legalize."

1/17/20 - California's Osteopathic Medical Board discussed guidelines for recommending medical cannabis.

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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 Francisco

Our informed advisors can connect you with a Medical Marijuana in California Doctor and the medical marijuana dispensary closest to you.

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