Medical Marijuana Program

The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) identifies patients who have received a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana for medical reasons. Those patients are given a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) that allows them to purchase marijuana. The program, created by Senate Bill 420 in 2007, does not protect patients from Federal prosecution for possessing marijuana outside of California.

Learn more below and begin your MMP Application.(PDF, 292KB)

Application Process

  • Download the MMP Application(PDF, 292KB) from State of California website or request an application by calling the Processing Location at (530) 621-6503.
  • Complete all pages of the application.
  • Make an appointment with the County
    • Provide proof of residency in El Dorado County (utility bill, or phone bill showing legal address)
    • Provide a government-issued photo ID
    • Provide a signed recommendation from a physician stating the patient has a serious medical condition that requires the use of medical marijuana.
    • $100.00 fee ($50.00 for Medi-Cal, requires proof of Medi-Cal eligibility)

Applicant (Patient), Primary Caregiver, and Physician Responsibilities

The MMP outlines responsibilities for those who apply for and hold an MMIC. Each set of responsibilities begins with a description or definition of the responsible party. View a list of responsibilities.

Learn More

Find more information about California's MMP using the links below.

Additional Forms

Use the following link for your MMIC Receipt Declaration(PDF, 27KB) or visit this site for appeals and renewal application documents.

El Dorado County MMIC Processing Location

Emergency Medical Services Agency
931 Spring Street
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-6503

By Appointment Only