MMIC stands for Medical Marijuana Identification Card. The State’s MMP developed the “Medical Marijuana Identification Card” or “MMIC” and operates the internet system to verify these MMICs. The MMIC identifies the cardholder as a person protected under the provisions of Prop 215 and SB 420. It is used to help law enforcement identify the cardholder as being able to legally possess certain amounts of medical marijuana under specific conditions.
You will need to discuss this with your attending physician. In order to qualify for the protections of Prop 215 and SB 420, you will need to be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The diagnosis and your physician’s recommendation that the use of medical marijuana is appropriate for you must be documented in your medical records.
The following conditions qualify you as a MMIC patient:
A serious medical condition, as defined by SB 420, is any of the following: AIDS; anorexia; arthritis; cachexia (wasting syndrome); cancer; chronic pain; glaucoma; migraine; persistent muscle spasms (i.e., spasms associated with multiple sclerosis); seizures (i.e., epileptic seizures); severe nausea; any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either substantially limits a person’s ability to conduct one or more of major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the person’s safety, physical, or mental health.
Now we will explain, step by step, the process getting your MMIC card.
If you chronically suffer from conditions ranging from insomnia to back pain, medical marijuana will not only benefit your health but improve your overall quality of life. Many patients have exhausted other options from physical therapy to medical treatments, and still remain frustrated with their overall condition. Let the physicians at Healing Touch Alternative Care help. Consult with one of their physicians to see if you will benefit from medical marijuana.
Once you are approved for medical marijuana, you will receive a physicians’ recommendation that will allow you to access any dispensary in California. The results of each individual evaluation will differ, but all will start you on your way to a healthier life.