Fees for Medical Marijuana
All administrative costs for the Medical Marijuana Program, at both the State and county level are fee supported.
Senate Bill 420 (Chapter 875, Statutes of 2003) requires the California Department of Health Services (CDHS), now the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), to establish application fees for persons seeking to obtain, renew or replace identification cards. The state’s portion of the fee is required to be sufficient to cover the expenses incurred by CDPH, including start up and other costs. Likewise, each county program may add their costs to the total fee to support expenses incurred by the county program