Get Your California Medical
Marijuana Card in Minutes

Easy online process. Only billed if approved.


The #1 Medical Marijuana Platform in the World With Over 1,000,000 Patients Served

Enjoy Fast, Affordable Medical Cannabis Access in CA

Easy and Secure Online Process

No appointment needed! We're open 8:00AM to 9:00PM, 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.

Approved in 10 Minutes or Less

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.

Buy Cannabis Same-Day

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!

Your Online Medical Marijuana Doctor Evaluation Includes

One Year Marijuana Card

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!

Instant Electronic Copy

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.

Same-Day Cannabis Access

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.

24/7 Online Availability

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 Privacy is Protected

All patient records are 100% confidential and stored anonymously according to HIPAA law. Your information will never be placed on a public database.

Safe Payment with Credit Card

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!


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in 3 Easy Steps


Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We will send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.


Our knowledgeable physicians fully understand the medical uses of cannabis. Your cannabis evaluation will be as long or as short as you need, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!


Your medical marijuana recommendation will be available immediately, and your hard copy will be mailed the same day.

Benefits of Having a Medical Cannabis Card

Access for Patients Under 21
Patients 21 and over may choose to skip the medical marijuana card. But patients under 21 must get a recommendation to legally use cannabis.

Larger possession limits
Medical cannabis patients can possess and purchase up to 8oz of flower, compared to only 1oz of flower for recreational cannabis users!

Save on Sales Tax
While a recommendation letter alone will usually not give you a discount, but the MMIC will. The MMIC will save you sales tax (about 7% to 10% depending on your city) at any dispensary in CA.

Purchase any Products
Medical patients have access to exotic strains and higher-concentration edibles that aren’t available to recreational users.

Visit More Dispensaries
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.

Why Get Your MMJ Card With NuggMD?

Easy and Discreet
It’s a piece of cake to get a recommendation or medical marijuana renewal with NuggMD. Over 800,000 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’ll never find a better deal on a medical marijuana card, online or offline. In California, recommendations are just $39. Beware of services advertising $20 medical cards, they won’t actually mail you your physical copy.

100% Legal
At NuggMD, you’ll talk to an actual licensed (and friendly) medical practitioner. 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.

Safe and Reliable
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!


99% of Patients Recommend NuggMD

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. San Diego, Ca
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. Los Angeles, Ca
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. San Fransisco, Ca
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. Van Nuys, Ca

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NuggMD?
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.
Is it legal to get my recommendation online?
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.
What conditions qualify for medical cannabis?
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.
Can I get a medical marijuana card at 18?
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.
Can I renew with NuggMD if I saw a different doctor last year?
Of course! You have the right to see any doctor you choose for your medical marijuana evaluation. When transferring to a NuggMD practitioner, be sure to bring your previous medical records to help your new doctor provide a complete and thorough evaluation.
Where can I use my medical marijuana card near me?
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.
Do I still need a California medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) in 2020?
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 2020. 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.
What documents do I need to qualify?
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.
Can I get a renewal online?
Yes, you can quickly and cheaply renew your medical marijuana card online through NuggMD for the same low price of $39.
Does California accept out of state MMJ cards?
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
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Why it’s best to consult with a marijuana doctor online.

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.

The NuggMD Promise

We are a team of technology enthusiasts and state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life.

Since our founding in 2015 we’ve held ourselves to the highest standards when recruiting physicians, journalists, and legal experts to join our team. It’s because of this network of passionate professionals that NuggMD is able to provide access to reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates in the cannabis healthcare ecosystem.

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


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