If you’re new to the idea of obtaining your own weed card, then you’ve probably spent quite some time wondering where to begin. It can seem like an overwhelming process when you look at all of the different types of weed cards available, but rest assured that there are plenty of ways to obtain your card online and avoid waiting in line at an office with dozens of other people hoping to do the same thing you are. Here’s how you can apply and get a weed card online!
Steps to get a weed card online
If you’re interested in getting your own California medical marijuana card, here are the steps you’ll need to take.
- Get your physician’s recommendation for medical marijuana use.
- Fill out the application for an ID card on the State of California Department of Public Health website and print it out, or download it as a PDF file.
- The fee is $66.00 for patients under 18 years old; $33.00 for seniors over 65 years old; and $33.00 for disabled persons with verified status from the Social Security Administration.
- Read the instructions carefully before completing the application form, then fill it out by hand with a blue ballpoint pen only, using black ink where appropriate—black ink will not scan properly through fax machines.
Book Your Appointment with Us
Booking an appointment with us is the best way to ensure that you will be able to receive your medical marijuana certification.
You can apply for your weed card by clicking the Apply Now button on our website.
We have offices in California, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville, Daly City, and Santa Rosa. Once you book an appointment with us, we will send you an email with all of the instructions for your visit. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes early so we can begin processing your application right away.
If you are a new patient at our office, it takes about 30 minutes for us to process your paperwork after you fill out the necessary forms. If this is not your first time coming into our office then it should only take about 10 minutes for us to process everything after you fill out the necessary forms.
Consult with a Physician
If you are a California resident, you must first consult with your physician about the medical use of marijuana. You will need to provide your physician with documentation that shows that you have one or more of the qualifying medical conditions specified in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which is found at 225 ILCS 490/1 et seq. You will also need to provide a copy of your driver’s license or other identification card showing your date of birth.
In addition, the doctor’s statement must indicate whether he or she has been providing care for you as your primary care provider within the past year. A statement from your current primary care provider (doctor) will not be accepted if it does not state that he or she has been providing care for you as your primary care provider within the last 12 months. This statement should be on letterhead with his or her name and address, phone number, professional license number, and signature.
Get Approved and Complete the State Application Online
You can complete the application by clicking on Apply Online on the homepage of the online medical card website. If you have an email address, you’ll receive your unique PIN number via email as confirmation.
The application will ask for your name, residential address, date of birth, social security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), email address, gender, country, or jurisdiction where you were born if you’re not a U.S. citizen, and whether you’ve ever been diagnosed with a physical/mental condition or illness that would prevent you from safely operating a vehicle. Once completed, print out the application form, sign it and mail it in with payment so they can process your request.
Get a Weed Card at your Doorstep
After you have applied for your medical cannabis card, it can take anywhere between 2-3 weeks before you receive it in the mail. If you are in need of your medical cannabis card as soon as possible, there is also the option to download our free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. With our Weed Card mobile application, you’ll be able to apply instantly and securely with your phone. You will also be able to upload a photo of your government-issued ID so that we can verify that this is really you. And finally, we’ll send you instructions on how to set up an account so that we can verify who you are without having to wait for us to process your request.
Visit the Dispensary
Now that you have your medical marijuana card, it is time for you to go out and visit the dispensary. The first thing you will want to do is check their menu in order to see what they offer. Once you have found something that interests you, it’s time to make your purchase! You may notice that there are different strains of marijuana (Sativa, Indica, etc) as well as different types of edibles, concentrates, paraphernalia, and other accessories.