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The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established by the California Department of Health Services in 2004 to facilitate the registration of qualified patients and their caregivers, through a statewide identification system. Participation in the program is voluntary for patients and the patient's primary caregiver. Through their county of residence, qualified patients and their caregivers may apply for and be issued an identification card. This card is used to verify those patients and caregivers that have authorization to possess, grow, transport and/or use medical marijuana in California.

The Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) program provides patients with an ID card to show they have a recommendation from their physician to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The card can assist law enforcement officials in determining whether an individual using marijuana meets the requirements of the Compassionate Use Act, which states that, with the recommendation of a physician, a patient may obtain and use marijuana for personal medical purposes.

To submit an application for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC), you must make an appointment with the Sonoma County Office of Vital Statistics and present the following documentation and fees:

  • A completed Medical Marijuana Program application (pdf). Application instructions are on page 4 of the application.
  • The MMIC application fee for each card. We accept Visa/Master/Discover cards and cash payments.
  • Proof of physical residency in Sonoma County. Please read about your responsibilities as an MMP patient here.
  • Government-issued photo ID. (If you are a new resident of Sonoma County you need to bring a copy of the Change of Address Certificate provided to you by the Department of Motor Vehicles.)
  • A piece of your medical record that documents that your attending physician has discussed or recommended the use of medical marijuana as part of the patient treatment plan.
  • Your physician's name, address, telephone number and fax number.
  • Your current Medi-Cal card if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary.

After completing your application, please call the Sonoma County Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4442 to schedule an appointment to submit your application. Your photo will be taken and the application fee collected at your scheduled appointment.

Application packets are also available at the Office of Vital Statistics during regular business hours.

For details about applying for a MMIC, read our Frequently Asked Questions, or call the Office of Vital Statistics at (707) 565-4442.

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California Department of Public Health Medical Marijuana Program

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MMIC Application Process

Completed applications are accepted by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Office of Vital Statistics
415 Humboldt Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Phone: (707) 565-4407
Fax: (707) 565-4413

Service Hours

Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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