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Medical Marijuana ID Card (MMIC)

What is the process?

Step 1: Make an Appointment

Call (805) 781-5514 to schedule an appointment.

Step 2: Complete Forms

Print and complete the Application/Renewal Form (available en Español).

Print the Physician Attestation and have it signed by the same doctor who is recommending you for the MMIC. 

Step 3: Gather Necessary Documents

Gather the following documents to bring with you: 

  • Proof of Identity (e.g. a valid driver’s license or other valid government-issued photo ID card.);
  • Proof that you live in San Luis Obispo County (e.g. address on your photo ID, a recent utility bill, a recent rent/mortgage receipt).
  • The original copy of your doctor’s recommendation (which states that you have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and that the use of marijuana is recommended.) The recommendation letter must be issued to you within the last 4 months.  
  • The Physician Attestation signed by the same doctor who signed your recommendation letter.
  • Credit cards, cash, money order, or cashier’s check are accepted (make payable to County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department). Please note: all fees are non-refundable, even if you are denied a card.  
  • Your MediCal or CenCal card, if applicable.

Step 4: At Your Appointment

Your MMIC appointment could take up to an hour.

At your scheduled appointment, we will check your identification and proof of SLO County residency, review your completed application, verify your doctor has signed the Physician Attestation and issued a valid recommendation for your use of medical marijuana. 

We will take a picture of you to be used on your MMIC.

You will pay for your MMIC at this time. 

Most applications take about 7 days. If any information or documents are missing, this may delay your application. 

When your MMIC is ready, we will call you to come pick it up. 

Who can use this service?

This service is meant for qualified patients and their primary caregivers.

Is there a charge for this service?

The cost for this service is $80.00.  For Medi-Cal or CenCal recipients, the fee is $40.00.

Application Forms 

When and where is this service offered?

This service is offered at the Public Health Department (lower level), by appointment only. Please follow signs for "Birth & Death Certificates." Parking is available behind the building. Please contact us at (805) 781-5514 to make an appointment.

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