California Department of Public Health
Medical Marijuana Program (MMP)
Facts and Figures
CURRENT STATISTICS ID CARD APPLICATION FEES*
Total Counties Implemented to Date 53 $66.00 Patient/Caregiver
Identification Cards Issued $33.00 Medi-Cal Patients
FY 2004/05 85
FY 2005/06 4,150 *Please note these are the State
FY 2006/07 10,273 administration fees only; Counties add on
FY 2007/08 8,393 their own administration fees. For the
FY 2008-09 9,221 actual cost in your county please contact
FY 2009-10 2,136 your county program.
Total Cards Issued to Date 34,258
Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno,
Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino,
Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento,
San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San
Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma,
Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba.
Implementations pending for fiscal year 2009/10: Madera, Mariposa and Mono
ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
The MMP was authorized through SB 420 (Chapter 875, Statutes of 2003), to clarify provisions
of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, and to create a medical marijuana
identification card program for medically qualified patients and their caregivers.
The Program began in May 2005 with 3 pilot counties and expanded statewide in August 2005.
After the Department of Health Services split, the new CDPH logo was printed on Medical
Marijuana Identification Cards beginning September 1, 2008.
Prepared by the County Health Services Branch
September 8, 2009