To find the best medical cannabis doctor in your local area, post your requirements to our marijuana doctors forum. Alternatively please find a doctor in our doctors directory.

If you do not have a Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center clinic in your area, specialty wellness clinics may also have medical cannabis specialists at their offices. Look for the words holistic, wellness, or natural care in the office name. These types of clinics often participate in non-traditional treatments for their patients and may be able to help you with a consultation.

Medical marijuana has been through a long road of controversy, and the field and study still have a long way to go. Currently about a fourth of US states allow patients to take medical marijuana legally for various medical conditions. The scientific evidence keeps piling up in favor of medicinal cannabis, and many patients are seeing vast improvement in their symptoms with this treatment.

Studies have shown that medical marijuana can aid in reducing symptoms of terminal illnesses such as AIDS and cancer, by helping pain and nausea from treatment and also increasing appetite. Some doctors and researchers also believe that cannabidol can help anxiety, glaucoma, depression, arthritis, convulsion and inflammation. Each new study that comes out finds new possible ways medicinal cannabis can help those who need it.

If you would like to be evaluated by a doctor to see if medical marijuana would help you, ask your current doctor for an evaluation. If you have a condition where this medicine has been used as a treatment, your doctor may give you a recommendation to try medical cannabis.

In the states that have laws deeming this practice legal, there may also be medical marijuana doctors who have a specialty in seeing patients interested in obtaining treatment. Many argue that these doctors are the best ones to go to, if this treatment is what you seek. When researching doctors, look for those that are medical cannabis specialists—though before you go see one, you should already have a diagnosis and medical records from your regular doctor.

The patient card is becoming the favored form of identification for medical marijuana patients, as it is much smaller and easier to carry around than the recommendation letter. This more discreet form of ID can be shown at medicinal clinics to obtain medicine and has all the information necessary on it, including your photo and an expiration date.

To obtain a patient card from somewhere other than a clinic, you can go through the state. You will need to fill out an application in most cases and pay a fee check with your local county office to see what kind of identification is needed to fill out the application and obtain the medical marijuana card. Usually you will want to contact the local Public Health office in your county.

As more scientific studies keep being published, we will most likely see more and more doctors recommending the use of medical cannabis to reduce symptoms of many painful diseases. The controversy of medical marijuana as a treatment will decrease with time, as it often does with new treatments.

Using the internet to find a medical marijuana doctor is still the most common way. Directory listings may not give much information, but seeing which doctors trusted cannabis foundations like the Marijuana Medicine Evaluation Center recommend can narrow the list down. Call to make your consultation appointment, and you can be on your way to receiving treatment.


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  • James says:

    I wish to find a doctor in Minnesota who will prescrible Med Marijuana for my anxiety, depression and ADHD. Also, I would like him or her to prescribe a mild amphedimine. I have blue cross blue shield as a provider currently.

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  • Denise says:

    I live in Maryland, have many health problems that go with my severe chronic pain, been on pain meds for over 8 years, they don’t work anymore! Wondering do I just ask my pain dr? Not sure she is or not down with pot. Pain stinks!!!

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  • Roor says:

    All though I do not live in America, the world needs more medical marijuana doctors. I can see more and more doctors appearing as countries become more liberal and the evidence for medical marijuana just piles up!

  • Larry meadows says:

    I have ms

  • Marijuana treatment is not just your ordinary treatment; it is a treatment that can’t be done the usual way.
    Marijuana is a medicinal plant that has yet to change its image to most people.
    Medical marijuana doctors are a big help on the change by securing a medical marijuana clinic in the performance of their work. As what most people know marijuana is a subject most lend an ear on. There are two opposing sides that are meant to be one with the right facts and evidence that can aid marijuana’s claim to be helpful in taking good care of people’s life.

  • I would say marijuana is a very effective drug but people abusive its uses. Also in finding the effective doctors for any addiction to this you also need to know its background to make sure you aren’t wasting your time and money.

  • BingoBob says:

    There are many patients in colorado that go to denver dispensaries for pain management. Many of these patients are also going though such things as chemotherapy for cancer, fibromyalgia and intense treatments from work related and car treatments. How can a doctor say no to an all natural treatment for pain management?

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  • Dave says:

    To whom this may concern,

    I would like to schedule a appointment to go over my health issues. I’m sure that by know my medical records from Dr. Sunio have arrived and it can be confirmed that I suffer from multiple issues. However do to the fact that my insurance will no longer cover my Cymbalta, I find that my chronic shoulder pain and back pain have increased tenfold. Usually I could tolerate the pain with the Cymbalta but I would still be prescribed 120 Codiene TID PRN, 120 Somas TID PRN, 60mg BID 120 1mg Xanax PRN for the anxiety caused by the constant pain.

    That is not including the hypnotics like Zolpidem for insomnia. Apparently my cholesterol is becoming an issue. The Celxa does help with the depression but does nothing for all the other issues. This isn’t a quality of life that I want. I don’t want to have to take a pill for this a pill for that, testosterone for something else. I’m only 29 I should be in the prime of my life.

    I have been doing a lot of research and I would like to talk about the possibility of suing Cannabis to treat all my symptoms, and stop taking the Codiene, Soma and Xanax. From what I gather the side effects of those medications are serious and even addicting. As you know when I was put on Topamax for seizure I had physcotic episodes and became suicidal.

    Brief history of reasons, I was raped at the age of 10 and was beaten and left for dead with severe back and neck pain. My depression is root of that. I suffer from hypogonodasim that messes with my hormones and screws me with pain and depression and libido. I suffer from seizure’s from side effects of some of the anti depressants and when I suffer extreme anxiety. My last seizure two years ago tore ligaments in my right shoulder and pulled ligaments from my back. I’m in constant pain. But I can deal with that, I can’t deal with the anxiety of insomnia. Not being able to shut of my brain is horrible. So my father in law said certain strains can help me with all those symptoms and soe other strains can help me without the high of codeine.

    I have attached information about why I’m afraid of medications and expert opinion on Cannabis. So you know I have never done or smoked cannabis or any other drug. I’m not a junky on the contrary I want to take less drugs if one thing can help. From the certain Doctors that I have blogged from Northern and Southern California, tell me that because funding has been limited they can’t suggest a strand of Cannabis, however they have showed me research that Marinol does not have the same effect. If approved I wouldn’t want to smoke it, but actually use a vaporize for the THC.

    So if you’re willing to talk about the possibility of prescribing please let me know. Or just let’s make an appointment for my pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia management. Just so you know I don’t want anything stronger than Codiene, I can function with Soma, but Flexiril makes me feel like I’m on Percocet, and I hate that feeling. I hate being in pain and not being able to work out to get back in shape. So please help I’m open to everything.

    Like I said, I don’t want to be taking medication all the time. My father in law was the one that told me about THC as a possible source to treat my anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia. I just need to find a good Doctor in Tulare or Fresno County, California. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

  • robert couch says:

    i do not think the damm gov. should be able to tell u what the hell u need for pain unless they have had your pain.

    I live in pain 24 .7 and i think i shoudl b able to use what ever in the hell i need for pain without asking any damm body. Let them have a damm tractor trailor wreck that was not my doing and let them live with pain for 24.7 and c what the hell they do. Im so tired of the damm gov. telling u what u need for pain unless they have your pain.

    I think they should be a little different what in hell would they do i would much rather have people smoking a little herb and driving then taking some of these damm drugs that we have to take today we do not know what is in these drugs but god gave us marijuana george washington smoked it in a damm piece pipe with the indians if he was here i bet it would be legal i would like to know when he can do something about it in ga. im ready to do it .

    I had a dr. for six yrs. then some other damm dr. Came in changed my meds and because i failed a damm drug test for marijuana she released now i have no way to get any pain meds i think somethink should b done about shit like this.


  • Concerned says:

    Business is less than sharp in Washington, CA, and especially CO. ‘Professionals’ barely return phone calls and often state that they take orders from NYC and London. Most of Denver is stoned, medical or not. Not good for productivity or quality service.

  • Every day, I am just more and more amazed at how far this country is coming with mmj. Really, who would’ve thought we would be here 10 years ago? Just look at California and Colorado. And I can tell you that things are really picking up in Washington state also.

    If you are looking for medical marijuana evaluation in LA, see In the bay area, San Francisco MMJ. Get legal! Peace to all.

  • Michael Davies says:

    I started smoking marijuana occasionally during my sophomore year of college. It eventually became a daily ritual during my junior year, after I joined a fraternity. My life went to shambles. I was a great student and person before marijuana enterted my life, but after it worked its way in my grades fell dramatically and I was detached from reality. I wanted NOTHING but marijuana. I eventually had to drop out of that school to get my life back on track.

    After I stopped smoking, my life began to turn around for the better again, and I have been extremely successful at my new school, weed free. Some people can handle it and remain successful, but others, such as myself, can’t. It’s entirely a personal decision, but my life is far superior without marijuana, and I am thankful I was able to kick the habit!

  • ep says:

    If you’re looking for docs in socal, there are listings here for LA area medical marijuana doctors.
    Also info about clinics and delivery.

  • matt mernagh says:

    excellent information. A Denver alternative newspaper had several listings for doctor. plenty of doctors are advertising their services.

  • Kim says:

    If you are looking for a good doctor in Vancouver BC Canada go to Westcoast Medicann and they will refer you to a good doctor. Westcoast Medicann is a medical marijuana dispensary on the West side of Vancouver.


  • jose says:

    I’m looking for a doctor around the OC area (santa ana)

  • Art Garcia says:

    Hello anyone with a medical marijuana card. I need a few pointers, I’m new to the whole getting your MMC and I’m wondering who and where to go to, to get evaluated and receive my card with no hassle. I’m 20 years old, I have insomnia and nausea/vomiting and I currently live in Oxnard, California. I really really really want to be evaluated and receive my card just so I know I’m safe and ok while smoking and carrying my herb. Please, anyone. Thank you for your time.

  • Joseph says:

    I went to Alternative Health Solutions and renewed my card easily for only $80, they are in Modesto. New card is only $125 too. 209-416-0355

  • Alison says:

    If you live in San Diego the best place I have ever been to is Total Health Club. I went last week and they said they had just opened. I was really impressed with the doctor and receptionist. I made an appointment by calling them at 760-420-0100. Also they have a website I think you can email them from there. It is worth checking out if you are within driving distance.

  • Joshua says:

    Hi, Please send me any information on obtaining a canibis card and license. I also need to find a local doctor.

    I have crohns disease it has hampered me for over 20 years. I have had 4 feet or more of my intestines removed. I’ve had over a dozen surgeries, and am being treated with prednisone(steroid) and Humira (new drug). Marijuana has positive side effects. increased appetite, settling of the stomach, and helps with my back, and permenant nerve damage in my hip.

    thanks , hope to hear back soon

  • sharon says:

    I am looking for a dr. in my area I live in Madera Ca.

  • stephanie says:

    If you are in California search Prop. 215 Doctors, 215 Doctor, pr 215 DOC

  • Michael says:

    You can get evaluations in OC for as low as $59 for new patients and $45 renewals at One Care Medical Center at

  • william t. bystry says:

    if i were wealthy , i could get anything i want.since i am not rich & do not have contacts, how do i obtain quality marijuana for medicinal use ? i do not want to flaunt the law.

    i have used marijuana to combat depression for 20 + yrs. pot head–yes. alcoholic , addicted to tobacco ,sex, any other drugs –no. tried any illegal drugs –no. come on people ,let me be a happy productive person.what is the problem with the rich , influential ,powerful money mongers.

    In the 1950’s taxes on cigarettes amt. to billions of $$ . now if our wonderful powerful leaders could scheme up a method to tax & control marijuana sales ,i would be in bliss. oh yes,& so would you if you dared to puff away. have a good day!

  • Sean says:

    If one doctor denied me for a recommendation for medicinal marijuana,does that mean that is it and it’s only a one time chance? Or; could I go through the different doctor’s until one approves. I had always been curious about this. Does anyone know the answer to this?

  • Ruiz says:

    I went to Alternative Health Solutions and got my recommendation. Because I cant smoke I also got a limit exemption so I can grow more than the 6 plants cause I eat the medicine. They are cool and totally legit

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  • Michael says:

    I went Alternative Health Solutions in Modesto, Ca for a Medical Marijuana Recommendation. It only cost me $125 and I had no problem getting my card. I had records and everything so it made it easy and quick. They’re very cool and had no problems. Check them out

  • Amy Young says:

    HI. I live in northern Rhode Island. I am trying to find a doctor that will prescribe the medical marijuana card. Can someone please help me?

  • James says:

    I went to and had no problem with getting my card. I had an exam and when i took the letter to the clubs I easily got my card!

  • i discovered your blog searching about a totally different topic on google, i spent some minutes studying. I never post in blogs, but your forced me to! thanks

  • Yuriy says:

    In Los Angeles, you can get Evaluated for $45 and get a card issued for an additional $25. Check out

  • Chris says:

    Get hit with a 18 wheeler have degenerative disc disease and was put on SSi due to spinal conditions for the constant pain I have gotten used to it but need some green in Florida .I hope it will be easy to get

    I am also a felon So I wonder if this can effect me from getting some green . Cuz I wouldnt be thinking crazy right now if I hada blunt,but in florida u smoke blunt or get caught smoking ablunt your a crimnal.

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  • Encinitas California Homes says:

    Appreciate you taking the time to post this great blog post. We’ve were living in Encinitas ever since the moment I was first born & could hardly be happier with our city. Thanks again!

  • donald macaskill says:

    I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia about 5 years ago, nothing the medical doctors give me help. on the contrary the medicines, tegretrol and neurontin make me ill. Could you please guide me to find a Doctor to prescribe me medical marijauna. I live in massachusettes.

  • Kris says:

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    The best search map I’ve seen is at you can search for either physicians or dispensaries by city or zip code. Works well and it’s free!

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    They have a 99.00 special running right now

  • Anonymous says:

    For northern California I'd check out They have so much info to offer including classified ads, dispensary and co-op locaters, cannabis news and any else you need to know.

  • Anonymous says:

    The Holistic Clinic
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  • Anonymous says:

    thc foundation-they have offices in all of the states that passed medical marijuana bills.

  • Joe says:

    The best site I know of is the bayareacannabis site. They have all you need to know about Medical Marijuana. Lawyer, Co-op, and doctor locater is also available at under Resources and Co-ops. Check it out

  • mike says:

    medical marijuana is growing fast in California here is a site that has listings for medical marijuana that is similar to craigslist.

  • mike says:

    hi there are doctor ads on
    budtraderIts also a place for users to find collectives in their area!

  • Anonymous says:

    There is no direction or follow up on the part of the so called Cannabis advocate organizations.I live in central New Mexico and cannot locate a local physician to recommend the use of medical marijuana to the state health department.I am a disabled American and fit the criteria mandated by this state for being a legal user of this plant.I have contacted the advocates and health department and all I have received in reply is “good luck” responses to my primary doctor is more than apathetic, he is against the legislation that has been passed by my state.A directory is needed to find a participating doc.The organizations that are quick to ask for your donations are not to be relied on for any advice or follow up to aid or assist you.

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