No appointment needed! We're open 8:00AM to 10:00PM, 7 days a week. Simply get started on your phone, tablet or computer, answer a few health questions, and connect with a medical doctor in minutes.
Once approved, you'll receive your Doctor's Recommendation immediately via email, plus guidance on how to purchase medical cannabis. You'll also receive a physical copy of your online rec via mail in 3-5 days.
Use your medical cannabis card at any dispensary in California, order delivery online from a dispensary near you, or grow your own plants at home. Our live customer support team is here to help you after you finish your evaluation!
You'll receive an MMJ recommendation that is good for one year from a licensed California physician. After it expires, you can renew online through NuggMD!
All patient records are 100% confidential and stored anonymously according to HIPAA law. Your information will never be placed on a public database.
You'll receive a PDF of your online rec right away via email. Your official cannabis recommendation (signed by the doctor) and hard-copy mmj card will arrive via regular postal service.
NuggMD's secure payment processor accepts both Visa and Mastercard, and you’ll only be charged if approved by the doctor. Otherwise, your consultation is free!
Dispensaries can verify the legitimacy of your cannabis club card 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on our website, and our live-chat team is available from 10am to 10pm to help with anything else.
Your online medical card will arrive immediately via email. You can use it the same day to purchase from your local dispensary or favorite delivery service.
Recreational marijuana states allow use for anyone age 21 or over, but medical patients under the age of 21 must obtain a doctor's recommendation to legally use cannabis. That’s where NuggMD comes in!
In all states, medical cannabis patients can possess and purchase larger amounts than recreational cannabis users. In most states, medical cannabis is the only option for legal use!
In California there exist state excise taxes, cultivation taxes, and sales tax at the local municipality level. As a medical marijuana patient, you’ll save about 10% on your purchases!
Medical patients have access to exotic strains and higher-concentration edibles that aren't available to recreational users.
Even in legal states, many local cities allow medical cannabis, but not recreational. Having a medical card will grant you access to any Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed marijuana dispensary in your area.
In all states, a doctor's recommendation allows you to apply for the state program. California's Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) is optional, Nevada's Registry ID program is needed for medical purchases, and New York's Registry Identification Card is mandatory for full protection, but all these states have one thing in common - you have to be approved by a doctor first!
It's a piece of cake to get a recommendation or medical marijuana renewal with NuggMD. Over 500,000 patients since 2015 have been approved by one of our doctors! Plus, patients love us because we value their privacy. From the statement on your credit card bill to the physical mailer you receive with your recommendation inside, none of our language or packaging mentions cannabis in any way!
You won’t find a cheaper medical marijuana card anywhere else, online or offline. In California, recommendations are just $39. In Nevada, they’re $79 for one year and $99 for two years. In New York, you’ll pay $149, and in Oklahoma, just $99! Beware of services advertising $20 medical cards, they won’t actually mail you your physical copy.
At NuggMD, you'll talk to an actual licensed (and friendly) physician. Once you're approved, your medical cannabis card and recommendation comes embossed with the seal that legal dispensaries require to confirm your patient status is authentic. We’ve considered over 300 doctors to join the NuggMD platform, but only work with a small fraction of them who genuinely want to help patients live better with medical cannabis.
Our doctors are caring and friendly. They truly understand how cannabis is used and can explain it in simple language, and work with us because we provide a secure portal for them to speak with you. Your private information will always remain confidential and will never appear on a public database. Beware that many online services don’t always use secure HIPAA data storage protocols!
NuggMD is the ONLY online medical card platform that gives patients the option to do regular follow-up appointments with a doctor. Where doctors elsewhere speak to you once, ours want to help you live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled by ensuring you have a confident experience with cannabis and being available to you for regular check-ins.GET STARTED →
"My mom used to tell me: 'If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!' This may be the one time that my mother was wrong. (Sorry Ma). Nugg MD is the only place you need to come to get your Medical card in CA."
"'Professionalism at its finest' is the best way to describe my experience with NuggMD and my doctor. Everything went so smooth, and I didn't even have to wait 45 minutes in an office with sick people. I suffer from migraines after multiple football injuries. Getting my card was so EASY! I couldn't be happier with the service."
"I couldn't have found something closer to what I was looking for. I really liked how quick and painless the process was. The doctor took the time to talk to me about cannabis and give me some information on best practices. Thank you NuggMD!"
" Whoa, did I just renew my Medical recommendation online?! Hello to the future! In just 5 minutes, the doctor called me, asked about my medical history, and that's it! Renewal in and faster than driving to the store. Im still in shock. Somebody pinch me!"
NuggMD is the easiest way to get your medical cannabis card online without leaving your home. We’ve served over 500,000 patients across California, New York, Nevada, and Oklahoma, and are the largest and highest-rated destination for online cannabis evaluations in the world.
Absolutely. NuggMD health practitioners are registered in the state for which they offer service. Our online solution is in accordance with state telehealth laws, and we protect all of our clients' private information with storage on a HIPAA-compliant database.
Each state that allows medical marijuana has their own list of qualifying conditions for treatment. The full list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in California include cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.
Absolutely! To get your Medical Cannabis Card you only have to be 18+. However, minors under 18 aren’t eligible to see a medical marijuana doctor online. But, with parental consent, minors can visit a licensed physician in person and qualify for medical cannabis.
Your California medical marijuana card gives you full access to purchase cannabis CBD and THC flowers, tinctures, oils, edibles, topicals, vapes, and other product types from both medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries or delivery services throughout the state. Just bring your medical cannabis recommendation with you, and remember that you can verify your weed card 24/7 through our website.
No, because of Proposition 215, you don’t need a state-issued MMIC to enjoy the benefits that come with being a medical cannabis patient in 2019. However, if you’d like to save even more on taxes and be granted even further protection under federal law, you’ll have to register with your local Department of Health to receive the state-issued card. Having your MMIC card also allows law enforcement officials to easily verify that you have a legitimate medical cannabis card.
You don’t need any documentation other than your California state identification card, driver’s license, or U.S passport. If you have medical records that you think will help your doctor better evaluate your eligibility for medical cannabis, you may upload those during the NuggMD signup process. If applying for the state MMIC after completing your NuggMD appointment (optional), you’ll need your doctor’s recommendation, a valid government-issued I.D., a photo taken at the county’s program office, and proof of residency within your county.
Yes, you can quickly and cheaply renew your medical marijuana card online through NuggMD for the same low price of $39.
Unfortunately, no. While many other states have reciprocity and will accept a California mmj card, California does not accept medical marijuana cards from other states
In many cases, family doctors are unwilling to issue medical marijuana recommendations because they simply don't understand the potential medical benefits of cannabis treatment. Most medical schools don't even offer classes about the endocannabinoid system--the group of nerve receptors in our body that interact with THC, CBD and the other cannabinoids in cannabis. This is where services like NuggMD come in. NuggMD's fully-licensed physicians, all registered with the California Medical Board, have taken the extra time to become educated about cannabis. They know which medical conditions it's recommended for, and understand how it can help those conditions. So ask away during your consultation! These doctors are in the know.