Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the California Medical Marijuana Program.


Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the CMMP?

The California Medical Marijuana Program (CMMP) was approved by California voters on November 5, 1996 to allow for the removal of criminal penalties for possession and cultivation of medical cannabis by patients.

+ Why was the CMMP Established?

The CMMP was established through the Department of Public Health, under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) signed by Governor Brown in 2015.

+ How do I register for the CMMP?

In order to obtain a patient registry card with the California Medical Marijuana Program, interested individuals are required to meet with a qualified medical professional who may recommend, based on one of the qualifying debilitating medical conditions, that an individual may benefit from the use of Medical Cannabis.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV Positive or AIDS
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe and Chronic Pain
  • Seizures associated with epilepsy (Including but not limited to those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms (Including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Other chronic or persistent medical symptoms.

+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?

You may find a local, qualified doctor in your area at

+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the CMMP?

Patients who have been issued and possess a CMMP registry card may legally posses up to:

  • 8 ounces medical cannabis flower; and
  • Posses up to six mature cannabis plants, or twelve immature plants, in an enclosed, locked facility.

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the BMCR website here.