Medical use of marijuana is appropriate treatment in some cases. The Compassionate Use Act (Prop 215) allows medical use of marijuana in California. In addition, was passed to help law enforcement identify Californians who were protected by the Compassionate Use Act. SB 420 also required the Department of Health Services to establish and maintain a statewide medical marijuana identification card and registry program for qualified patients and qualified caregivers. The program is operated by Counties and Ventura County is participating in the program. See the FAQ below for details on who qualifies.
A physician may recommend that a person's health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief. In such cases, Ventura County residents may apply for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards. Patients and authorized caregivers must have an appointment to apply. You can make an appointment by calling 981-5323. On the day of your appointment you will be coming to the MMIC Program which is located at the following address:
After you make an appointment, bring the following documents with you. Relevant State forms can be downloaded below.
Click this link to become a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer with the Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps.
We develop partnerships to educate, train and deploy citizen volunteers, including health care professionals (active and retired), in case of a large-scale local emergency.
We enlist citizen volunteers to form an organized group who will support Emergency and Medical Management Systems during major emergencies. About 200 of your neighbors have registered and are being trained for possible deployment during flu seasons. Our group includes current and retired doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, school nurses and an epidemiologist. But more than that, the MRC includes people from all walks of life and professions who can use their skills and talents to help in health-related emergencies.
Our volunteers are enthusiastic, positive, cheerful, and dependable. Become a VOLUNTEER today!
Health Care Foundation for Ventura County is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the Ventura County Health Care Agency to provide high quality health care for all.