Proposition 215 allows a physician to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes. It also allows patients and caregivers to cultivate and transport marijuana for medical purposes. The medical marijuana identification program (MMP) was established in 2004 to facilitate the registration of qualified patients and their caregivers through a statewide identification program. Through their county of residence qualified patients and caregivers can be issued an identification card.
If you are a user and want to obtain a card you must provide proof of identification, proof of Tehama County residency, and California Department of Health Services (DHS) Form 9044 obtained from your physician.
If you are a caregiver and want to obtain a caregiver identification card you must provide proof of id, proof that the person you are a caregiver for has a medical marijuana id card, and DHS form 9042 obtained from your physician indicating that you are the primary caregiver.
Whether you are a caregiver or a patient the cost to obtain an identification card is $52.42. For individuals receiving Medi-Cal the cost is $26.21.
For more information on the MMP program contact Tehama County Health Services Agency 530-527-8491 ext: 3048