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Get Your California Medical Marijuana Card Online in Minutes

Get approved today in minutes with the nation’s #1 trusted med card provider.

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The Easiest Way to Get Your Med Card (from CA to NY)

  • 1. Signup with NuggMD

    Fill out a simple, confidential 30-second questionnaire to speak with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

  • 2. Meet With a Qualified Doctor Today

    Our skilled practitioners are available every day from 8am-10pm, and you never need an appointment. Take as much time as you need to ask questions about your condition or treatment with medical cannabis.

  • 3. Get Your Card

    While your recommendation with NuggMD is fast and simple, some states take over 30 days to deliver a medical cannabis ID. That’s why it’s best to start today!

Doctors are available 8am-10pm

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Why get a medical cannabis card in California?
Meet your perks.

Benefits of getting a med card vary by state. Check your state for eligible perks.

CA medical patients can participate in out-of-state reciprocity programs. Most states require MMIC.
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In CA, medical marijuana patients can purchase up to 8 ounces (compared to 1 ounce for recreational consumers).
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Some CA dispensaries offer special discounts exclusive to medical marijuana card holders.
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Medical card holders in California have access to oral dissolvables and topicals with much higher concentrations of THC.
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Only medical cannabis patients have access to CA's medical dispensaries.
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CA has strong legal protections for parents and organ transplant recipients (and is working on more).
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Choose your state to get started today!

Trusted and loved by over 1M people.

  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

    Claire K.

    Claire K.

    4 months ago
  • " My mom used to tell me: 'If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!' This may be the one time she was wrong. (Sorry Ma). NuggMD is the only place you need to get your med card in CA."

    Emily T.

    Emily T.

    4 months ago
  • " Professionalism at its finest... Everything went so smooth and I didn't even have to wait 45 minutes in an office with sick people. Getting my card was so EASY! I couldn't be happier with the service."

    Damon S.

    Damon S.

    4 months ago
  • " 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!"

    Nick B.

    Nick B.

    4 months ago
  • " 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!"

    Olivia K.

    Olivia K.

    4 months ago
  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

    Janet D.

    Janet D.

    4 months ago
  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

    Linda D.

    Linda D.

    4 months ago
  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

    Rafael A.

    Rafael A.

    4 months ago

100% Legit Doctor Evaluations

All NuggMD doctors are licensed medical professionals who are certified to recommend medical cannabis in the states where they practice medicine. At NuggMD, our goal is to connect you with a doctor that’s willing to help you explore the possibilities of medical cannabis and answer any questions you may have. All of our doctors are passionate about the potential benefits of medical cannabis, and they’re knowledgeable about how cannabis can be used, what conditions it works best to treat, and any possible risks patients may face.

These compassionate and friendly professionals are here to assist you in determining the right course of treatment for your specific needs, so don’t be afraid to discuss your concerns and ask any questions you may have.

Fast & Easy

NuggMD takes a modern approach to connecting patients with medical professionals. Using our secure telemedicine platform means that you can meet with a qualified medical professional in your state from the comfort and privacy of your living room. Our medical professionals are available every day between 8AM and 10PM local time, and no appointment is necessary. Learn more about how to get a medical card with NuggMD.

Most med cards are valid for 1 year. When it’s time to renew your medical cannabis card, we’ll send you a reminder so you can start the renewal process as quickly as possible and ensure that you keep the benefits that come with your medical cannabis card.

Private & Secure

Just like with your regular doctor, your patient records with NuggMD are completely confidential and private, in accordance with HIPAA and state law. Your private medical information will never appear in a public database.

NuggMD’s secure payment processor accepts both Visa and Mastercard.

Discreet, Risk-Free Evaluations

At NuggMD, we believe that medical cannabis is for everyone, and price shouldn’t stand in the way of patients getting the medical care they need. That’s why we’re proud to offer some of the lowest prices in the industry, from California to New York and more than 24 states across the U.S. Plus, all NuggMD evaluations are completely risk-free; you’ll only be charged if you’re approved by your doctor for medical cannabis.

We also understand that cannabis can be a sensitive topic for many patients and their families. That’s why everything from your credit card statement to the physical mailer containing your recommendation will be completely discreet and free of any mention of cannabis in the subject or label.

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The NuggMD Promise

NuggMD was started by 3 entrepreneurially minded friends, fresh out of college. They originally set out to create a cannabis delivery platform–like Grubhub or Doordash for cannabis–to make the plant more accessible in their home state of California. And, despite a few speed bumps, they succeeded. However, in the process, their customers clued them into another major problem; getting a medical cannabis card was a serious pain.


So, they got to work exploring California’s laws and building a cutting-edge telemedicine platform specifically designed to support medical cannabis patients and providers. California was one of the first states to allow cannabis recommendations via telemedicine, and it solved a major problem for both medical patients and doctors. Doctors were having trouble differentiating themselves from the less reputable individuals claiming to be “weed doctors,” and patients were having an equally difficult time finding a doctor they could trust. Patients and providers alike were thrilled to have a secure platform to bring them together, and NuggMD took off like a rocket.


What started as a small platform for California patients and doctors has expanded to help over 1,000,000 patients in over 24 states.


At NuggMD, we believe that everyone should have access to medical cannabis, and neither finances nor the awkward social stigma still surrounding this natural and effective treatment should stand in the way of that. Everyone should be able to find a doctor with confidence and know that their doctor is both willing to recommend medical cannabis and knowledgeable about treatment with this amazing plant.


We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.


Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

Billed only if approved.

Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Every state has its own medical cannabis laws. There really isn’t much, if any, standardization across states with medical cannabis programs. So, the list of qualifying medical conditions will also vary, quite widely, from one state to the next. It’s best to check your state to find out all the specific factors that can qualify a person for medical cannabis, like age, medical conditions, residency requirements, and any other factors your state considers.

  • Each state has its own list of qualifying conditions. Some are much more exhaustive than others, though there are usually some conditions that are common across the board. There are states that have eliminated their list of qualifying medical conditions, and others have decided to leave the decision up to doctors. In those states, a doctor can recommend medical cannabis for any condition they feel will benefit from treatment with cannabis. Choose your state above to learn more about the conditions that may qualify you for medical cannabis.

  • It may not always be easy, if your condition isn’t listed by your state, but it still may be possible to petition the state office in control of the medical cannabis program to have your condition added. The process varies by state, and medical cannabis is overseen by different state offices. In many, medical cannabis falls under the purview of the state’s department of public health. In others, especially those with recreational cannabis programs, there’s a specific cannabis control board.


    Depending on your state, though, you may not need to petition at all. In some states, like California, doctors are able to use their own discretion when recommending medical cannabis. In that case, you’d just need to connect with a physician that understands how medical cannabis can help.


    In many states, though, certain qualifying conditions are fairly broad. Most of the time, they’ll list a symptom, like seizures, which will then cover any condition that may cause seizures. So, if a state lists chronic pain–many do–you can be approved for medical cannabis with neuropathy, due to the chronic nature of the pain the condition creates.


    If you have questions about your condition or the process of being approved for medical cannabis, it’s always best to speak to a qualified physician. NuggMD’s doctors are familiar with medical cannabis and the qualifying conditions in the state where they practice. Evaluations with NuggMD are always risk-free, so if you aren’t approved for medical cannabis, you don’t pay.

  • Each state has its own laws, and even those are often changing, as more states legalize cannabis for recreational purposes. Even still, there are usually valuable benefits to being a medical cannabis patient. In many states, like California and Missouri, medical cannabis patients can purchase and possess more cannabis. Patients are also usually allowed to cultivate more cannabis at home (if cultivation is allowed in your state). Most states offer a significant savings in sales and excise tax to patients. Of course, medical cannabis dispensaries are off limits to recreational users in all states, but medical patients can purchase cannabis in both medical and recreational dispensaries, giving them a wider selection of both products and dispensaries to shop in. Check your state’s page for the benefits of being a medical cannabis patient where you live.

  • The price of an evaluation varies by state. In some states, you’ll also need to pay a registration fee (typically from $20 – $100) to join the state’s medical cannabis registry and be issued a card. NuggMD has some of the lowest rates for evaluations in the country, and all NuggMD evaluations are completely risk-free, since you won’t pay unless you’re approved for medical cannabis.

  • Because cannabis remains an illegal Schedule 1 drug at the federal level, nearly all insurance companies refuse to cover the cost of medical cannabis, regardless of the state. Unless federal law changes, it remains unlikely that insurance will cover medical cannabis. However, some states are attempting to change this by passing laws that would allow, or even require, certain carriers to cover cannabis products.

  • NuggMD makes getting your medical cannabis recommendation fast and easy, but your state may take longer to process your registration. In some states, it can take up to 30 days for you to receive your medical cannabis card in the mail. That’s why it’s a great idea to get your evaluation and recommendation as soon as possible.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • At NuggMD we strive to provide our customers the best service possible. Our goal is to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your experience with the NuggMD platform. Even though our refund policy does vary by state, we are able to issue a refund within 30 days in most states if you’re not completely happy with your service. However, a refund isn’t possible once your doctor has issued your medical cannabis recommendation. If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing.


    To request a refund, email our customer support team at Be sure to include “Refund Request” in the subject line and a brief explanation of the issue you encountered and the reason for your refund request. Refunds usually arrive in your account within 3-5 business days, once approved. Should any delays occur, please reach out for further assistance.


    For our customers in California, you can still receive refunds within 14 days, as long as you haven’t used your NuggMD-issued recommendation at any dispensaries. In California, med cards and recommendations are deactivated, by law, as soon as a refund is issued. Patients from out-of-state who applied for a CA recommendation are not eligible for refunds.

  • In most states, you can use NuggMD for your renewal evaluation regardless of whether you received your initial evaluation with us, saw a doctor in-person, or used a different telemedicine platform. There are a few exceptions depending on state law. Check NuggMD’s policy in your state or contact our support team to learn more.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Almost every state requires state ID and/or proof of permanent residence within the state in order to issue you a medical cannabis card. Some states let you use bank statements, a lease, or other government documents to prove your residence. There are a few exceptions, so it’s best to check the laws in your state.