Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Alameda County’s Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program, a person must:

  • be a resident of Alameda County.

  • be 18 years or older, or if under 18, provide documentation proving that the minor is emancipated or approval by the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

  • have a serious medical condition, including AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraine, persistent muscle spasm, seizures, or severe nausea. Eligible persons may have a chronic or persistent medical symptom that either substantially limits their ability to conduct one or more major life activities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or if not alleviated, a condition that may cause serious harm to the person’s safety, physical, or mental health.

  • possess a recommendation from a physician indicating that medical marijuana is appropriate for their condition, or

  • be a caregiver whose patient meets the above four conditions.
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