Patient Evaluation Renewals
California Medical Marijuana Recommendation Renewals
What should I expect?
For patients with current or expired medical marijuana Recommendations issued by any California licensed physician. Qualifying patients receive a one year internet verifiable recommendation and free access to all Naturally Healing MD free classes.
How should I schedule?
Medical Marijuana Recommendation Renewals can be scheduled on-line. If you do not see an appointment that meets your needs, please call the office at (510) 550-7500. Physically disabled patients should call the office in advance of scheduling, so suitable arrangements can be made.
What is the cost?
In-office Renewals are $75. Naturally Healing MD accepts cash, check, Paypal or Venmo. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
How Long will it take?
Please allow 30 minutes for your Renewal. This includes parking, paperwork, physician visit, and printing of the medical marijuana recommendation.
What should I bring?
Patients should bring to their appointment their California identification or driver’s license. If they are not available, please bring your Passport.
If you obtained your previous Medical Marijuana Recommendation elsewhere, please bring a copy along (this does not apply to previous Naturally Healing MD patients).
Medical records are not required. But, if accessible, bring them! They may be useful in helping the physician better understand your medical history.
What will I get?
You will receive a medical marijuana recommendation if your symptoms are likely to respond to medical marijuana’s medicinal properties.
Recommendations are internet verifiable and valid for one year and can be presented to any dispensary in California where you can obtain medicinal marijuana.
Additionally, if you want to get a State or County card, required to avoid paying the state tax of 7.5% on all cannabis purchases, Naturally Healing MD will provide an instruction package that includes a step by step guide to the process, all necessary paperwork, and the addresses of local county offices issuing these cards. Your recommendation from Naturally Healing MD is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State or County card and the package will streamline the process.
If you are seeking medical guidance or a personalized treatment plan to help you use cannabis for symptom treatment, this is NOT the right appointment for you. Instead, consider a First Timer’s Package appointment (link), which includes a treatment plan and follow-up appointment, to gauge progress and adjust treatment accordingly, or a separate Medication Management appointment (link).
What about a Medical Marijuana Card?
Your written doctor’s recommendation is your legal document and, along with your California ID, all that is necessary to purchase medical marijuana products from a medical dispensary.
Patients can also purchase a wallet-sized photo ID card to present to dispensaries (rather than a piece of paper), for an additional cost.