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Medical Marijuana ID Card Program


NOTICE: The Vital Registration Office at 10 Douglas Drive, Martinez, is currently accessible by stairs only due to elevator repairs. All Vital Registration business may be conducted remotely, using the links on this page.

Contra Costa's Medical Marijuana ID Program begins December 1, 2005

What is the Program?

The California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) was established to create a state-authorized medical marijuana identification card (MMIC), along with a registry database for verification of qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Participation by patients and primary caregivers in this MMICP is voluntary. The MMICP web-based registry allows law enforcement and the public to verify the validity of a qualified patient or primary caregiver's MMICP as authorization to possess, grow, transport, and/or use medical marijuana within California.

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How Does the Program Work?

  1. Qualifying patients may call Contra Costa Vital Registration at 925-313-1126 for an application and to make an appointment to apply for their ID card. Process is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  2. Patients bring the following to the appointment:
    • Completed application
    • Written statement from their physician MD or DO (Doctor of Osteopathy licensed in California) stating that the patient has a serious medical condition and that medical use of marijuana would be appropriate
    • Valid government-issued photo ID
    • Phone or utility bill which includes your current Contra Costa address
    • Fee of $100. Applicants on Medi-Cal will be charged $50. Cash, money order, debit/credit accepted. Additional $2.50 service charge for using card.
  3. At the appointment, a photo will be taken and the Contra Costa Vital Registration will send the information and photo to the California Department of Public Health.
  4. Following the state's verification of information, a state-issued Medical Marijuana ID card will be sent to Contra Costa Vital Registration and you will be notified that your card is ready to be picked up or mailed to you.


For more information, contact:

Contra Costa Public Health Vital Registration &
Medical Marijuana ID Card Program
10 Douglas Drive, Ste #220
Martinez, CA 94553
Office: 925-313-1126
Fax: 925-313-1127