About Medical Marijuana Program

The California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) was established to create a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Participation by patients and primary caregivers in this MMICP is voluntary.

The Los Angeles County Environmental Health Division assists qualified patients and their primary caregivers with processing applications within the County of Los Angeles.

Qualified patients are exempted from state sales tax if they present a valid Medical Marijuana Identification Card issued by CDPH at the time of retail medical cannabis products purchase.

The Medical Marijuana Program:

  • Accepts and reviews applications for qualified patients and their caregivers.
  • Notifies the state when qualified patients and their caregivers have submitted all the required documents and are ready to receive their medical identification cards.
  • Distributes the medical identification cards to appropriate patients and their caregivers once they are received from the state.


Residents from Los Angeles County can apply for a medical marijuana ID card. Residents outside of Los Angeles County can contact their local government agency.

Application package

Package includes the followings:

  1. Non-refundable application fee (Acceptable form of payment is money order, or cashier's check, made payable to County of Los Angeles)
  2. Passport color photo taken within one month (For Mail Submittal)
  3. Application/Renewal (CDPH-9042)
  4. Physician Attestation
  5. Medical documentation or Written Documentation of Patient's Medical Records (CDPH-9044)
  6. Acknowledgement Form
  7. Proof of Los Angeles County residency (Copy of current rent/mortgage agreement, California DMV vehicle registration, or recent utility bill. Please note P.O. Box address is not acceptable)
  8. Government issued photo identification (Valid and original government issued photo)
  9. If applicable, original Medi-Cal or Los Angeles County Medical Services (No Cost/Low cost Health Care) Program card

Application Fees

Applicant Without Caregiver 1 Caregiver 2 Caregivers 3 Caregivers
Regular $100.00 $200.00 $300.00 $400.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary $50.00 $100.00 $150.00 $200.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Applicant Fees
Regular w/o Caregiver $100.00
Regular w/ 1 Caregiver $200.00
Regular w/ 2 Caregivers $300.00
Regular w/ 3 Caregivers $400.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/o Caregiver $50.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 1 Caregiver $100.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 2 Caregivers $150.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 3 Caregivers $200.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/o Caregiver $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 1 Caregiver $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 2 Caregivers $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 3 Caregivers $0.00

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Report a Problem

If your card is lost, damaged or stolen, please notify the Medical Marijuana Program at (866) 621-2204. To obtain a new card, an application will need to be submitted and fees paid.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tel: (866) 621-2204
Fax: (626) 813-1023
Email: mmip@ph.lacounty.gov

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Environmental Health
Medical Marijuana Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706