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.

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.

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