After You Have Permission for a Medical Marijuana Card
After your recommendation has been approved, you will need to visit your county’s Department of Public Health to obtain your California Medical Marijuana Identification card.
For further information, feel free to visit the CA Medical Marijuana Identification Program.
What are Proposition 215 (Prop 215), the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, and Senate Bill (SB) 420?
The Prop 215 is another term for the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Prop 215 was the first state-wide medical marijuana plan to be successfully voted into an official law in the United States. Prop 215 provides protection to chronically ill individuals who have their physician’s recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes.
The law also provides protection to primary caregivers who are responsible for the patient’s housing, security and health, under SB 420 (Chapter 875, Statutes of 2003).
SB 420 has been enacted into the Health and Safety Code of California (Sections 11362.7 through 11362.83) to address issues with Prop 215.
SB 420 requires the California Department of Health Services to create the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP). The state MMP is responsible for creating and maintaining an online registry and verification system for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards.
The intent of SB 420 is to create a separate identify for qualified patients, and to help law enforcements as well. The online registry allows law enforcement to verify that a MMIC is valid.
To learn more, feel free to visit the State MMP’s home page.