California (CA) Medical Marijuana Card Or Renewal Online

California (CA) medical marijuana card or renewal online with MMJ.com! As marijuana continues to become more legal across the United States, more and more people are using medicinal marijuana. Unfortunately, there’s still some confusion surrounding medical marijuana laws and a lot of people are still wary of going out because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortunately, you can get a medical marijuana card in Arizona without ever leaving your house, by setting up a telehealth appointment with your doctor. Let’s look at the steps to obtaining a medical marijuana card in California through a telehealth appointment.

Medical marijuana laws in California regarding telehealth

In California, patients interested in getting a medical marijuana card can be evaluated by their doctor in their own home through the modern magic of telemedicine. Patients seeking treatment through telemedicine are entitled to the same standard of care that patients get from their doctors in person.

California medical marijuana qualifying conditions

In order to receive a medical marijuana card in California, a doctor must diagnose you with a serious medical condition. Some of the conditions that currently qualify patients for medical marijuana include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Seizures (including epileptic seizures)
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
  • AIDS 
  • Arthritis
  • Seizures (including epileptic seizures)
  • Severe nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including spasms associated with multiple sclerosis)
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anorexia
  • Migraine
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including spasms associated with multiple sclerosis)
  • AIDS 
  • Migraine
  • Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that affects someone’s ability to conduct major life activities.
  • Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that affects someone’s ability to conduct major life activities.
  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)

How does it work?

Getting a California (CA) medical marijuana card with telehealth appointments is easy with MMJ.com’s three simple steps.

Pre-assessment

The first step to getting a medical marijuana card in California through telehealth appointments is to go to the MMJ.com website and take their free pre-assessment. This will help you determine if you meet California’s requirements to qualify for a medical marijuana card.

The online pre-assessment asks you a few easy questions and once you’re finished, they help you schedule a virtual appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor in California.

Visit with your medical marijuana doctor via telehealth appointment

The next step to getting a medical marijuana card in California is to attend your virtual telehealth appointment with your medical marijuana doctor.

In order to do this, you just need to log in to the patient portal on your phone or on your desktop computer. This will get you into your meeting with your medical marijuana doctor to discuss your health. These appointments generally last between ten to fifteen minutes.

Wait for your medical marijuana referral and apply to the California state medical marijuana registry

Once you receive your medical marijuana referral, you will be guided through the process to register with the state medical marijuana registry. You will have to pay a registration fee, which is typically around fifty dollars.

Once you apply with the California medical marijuana registry, you will be able to receive your medical marijuana card.

Are there any fees?

Unfortunately, yes. There is a cost to register with the California Department of Health if you do receive a medical marijuana referral from your doctor. California Department of Health

Fortunately, the fee is inexpensive. The fee to register with the California Department of Health is typically only around fifty dollars.

There is also a fee to actually obtain the California (CA) medical marijuana card itself. In California this fee is typically $149.99 for obtaining your first medical marijuana card. In California there is also a fee to renew your medical marijuana card, and this fee is also $149.99. For an example, our pricing can be found here on MMJ.com. mmj.com/california-medical-marijuana-card/#pricing

How long does it take to get my medical marijuana card?

In this paragraph, there is some good news! In California you no longer have to wait for weeks on end to get your medical marijuana card in the mail! In fact, thanks to the wonders of technology and the internet, you can get your card in as little as twenty minutes on your phone.

If this is not an option for you for whatever reason, or you simply wish to have a physical medical marijuana card, you can still get your medical marijuana card by mail. Receiving your card is still faster than it used to be, and will typically arrive at your home address in a week or less.

Why medical marijuana?

Because California has legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana, you might be wondering why you should bother going through the process of getting a medical marijuana card at all. Can’t you just go down to a dispensary this afternoon and get some bud?

Moreover, you can. But that is not your best option. If you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana recognized by the state of California, medical marijuana is still the way to go. Here are a few of the advantages that medical marijuana has over recreational marijuana. 

  • When you buy weed from a dispensary, you might have to pay a sales tax as high as 37%. Medical marijuana sales tax is normally 5% or less.
  • Recreational marijuana dispensaries typically have strict possession limits. Medical marijuana dispensaries have much higher possession limits.
  • Having a medical marijuana card also allows you to access a broader range of marijuana dispensaries than you would be able to without a medical marijuana card.
  • Having a medical marijuana card also allows you to be supervised by your doctor who can help you make informed decisions about the type of marijuana that’s best for you, rather than simply trying to figure it out for yourself.

Conclusion

As a result, now you know what is involved in getting a medical marijuana card through a telehealth appointment in the state of California. If you think you qualify, head over to MMJ.com and set up your telehealth appointment today!