Under current state laws, you will not be able to obtain a Medical Marijuana card as a tourist. Proof of residency would be required for the specific state you’re applying within.
How do you show proof of residency?
- Government-issued photo ID.
- Residential lease/property deed.
- Utility bill.
- Letter from the government/court (marriage license, divorce, government aid)
- Bank statement.
- Driver’s license/learner’s permit.
- Car registration.
- Notarized affidavit of residency.
Rules for Out-of-State Patients
Non-California residents are allowed to purchase recreational and medical marijuana.
If an out-of-state patient wants medical marijuana, they must make an appointment to speak with and be recommended by a physician licensed in the state of California, just like a state resident.
If an out-of-state resident wants to purchase recreational marijuana, all they need to have is identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or federal ID.
Please remember that marijuana purchased in California can only be consumed and kept in California. You cannot take the marijuana products outside of the state.
Can I use an expired ID at a dispensary?
Do not go to your nearest medical cannabis dispensary without calling ahead; chances are they can‘t let in recreational users yet. A valid form of identification. Just as you need ID to get into a bar, you need a valid California driver’s license or passport. Valid licenses from other states will work, too.
Below are the required documents you’ll need to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in California