GET YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM DR FRANK D’AMBROSIO
THE TRUSTED NAME IN MMJ RECS FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS

Free to apply online.
No appointment required.
Only pay when approved.

Every day, we hear more and more about medical marijuana providing
relief for an ever-increasing number of conditions including anxiety,
arthritis, depression and chronic pain.

If you live in California, leading global campaigner for cannabis legislation,
Dr Frank Ambrosio provides a simple and convenient way for you to
apply for your medical marijuana recommendation letter.

GET AN MMJ REC

A fast and easy application process

  • Create your online profile and complete a short pre-approval questionnaire

    40 sec | Only 7 questions to answer

  • Have your free online consultation with Dr Frank or a state licensed doctor

    4m | No appointment necessary

  • Get approved and download your recommendation letter

    10s | Receive your hard copy in 3 days

Don’t delay. Apply today.

If you’re a resident of California, you can apply for a medical marijuana recommendation letter today.

Once you’ve been approved,
just download your letter and take it
to your local dispensary.

We’ll send a free hard copy
of your letter in the post within
3 days of your approval.

Your data is 100% secure
and confidential,
protected under HIPAA law.

Your guide to qualifying conditions
for medical marijuana

Alzheimer’s Disease

Anorexia

Anxiety

Arthritis

Cachexia

Cancer

Chemotherapy Side-Effects

Chronic Pain

Depression

Fibromyalgia

HIV/AIDS

Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBS)

Crohn’s Disease

Coeliac Disease

Glaucoma

Migraine

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Radiation Therapy Side-Effects

Severe Nausea

Seizures

Any chronic condition or symptom

HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

With Your Medical Marijuana Card

Apply anytime, anywhere
on your mobile, tablet,
laptop or desktop.

Free consultation with
Dr Frank or a licenced physician.
No appointment necessary.

Ask your physician any
questions you have during
your free consultation.

Once approved,
instantly download your
recommendation letter.

Print your letter,
take your photo ID and buy cannabis
the same day as your approval.

We’ll send a free hard
copy in the post within 3
days of approval.

100% HIPPA compliant –
your data remains secure
and confidential.

Protected by State Medical
Marijuana Laws. Increased possession
amounts and exemption from state taxes.

Top Tip: If it’s your first visit, it’s good to check with your local dispensary just in case they require the hard copy of your recommendation letter.

Helpful answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions

Billing and Mailing FAQs

Patients will receive a full refund within 10 days
of obtaining their recommendation letter, half of their
refund within 30 days and no refund after the
30-day period.

Patients will receive a full refund within 10 days
of obtaining their recommendation letter, half of their
refund within 30 days and no refund after the
30-day period.

Patients will receive a full refund within 10 days
of obtaining their recommendation letter, half of their
refund within 30 days and no refund after the
30-day period.

Privacy & Security FAQs

No details from the Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP) and the state of California’s (MMP) are accessible via a public database. Whilst it is possible to verify a patient’s number, it won’t provide any personal details. We understand that the Federal Government cannot access the information held on stat MMPs.

Yes, our payment processor uses the same encryption technology that banks use, so your credit card data is safe and protected.

HIPAA stands for ‘Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’ and was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA is there to:

  • Provide the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for American workers and their families when they change or lose their job.
  • Reduce health care fraud and abuse.
  • Mandate industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes.
  • Require the protection and confidential handling of protected health information.

You can find more information on HIPAA here https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/laws-regulations/index.html

The Evaluation Process

As long as you’re the child’s caregiver we will be able to discuss whether medical marijuana will be of benefit. In order for us to be able to understand as much as possible about your child, it always helps if you can provide their medical history to

Medical marijuana cards are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or Obama care or as it’s sometimes referred to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). That’s because cannabis/marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

No, our medical marijuana letters cost $49 and a medical marijuana letter and MMJ card together costs $59. These fees include the cost of your doctor’s appointment.

It’s always best to check the laws relating to individual states. We understand that your medical marijuana recommendation letter may be valid in the states of Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. You may also be protected by those medical marijuana laws in those states, but you will not be able to use a medical marijuana dispensary unless the state in question legally allows you to do so.

If recreational marijuana is legal in another state, you can then use dispensaries and delivery services that are licensed to sell recreational marijuana within that state.

Yes, you’ll need to renew your letter on an annual basis on the same date as it was issued on.

You can find a list of the qualifying conditions your medical marijuana called can be used for here

Firstly, you’ll need to be suffering from one of the qualifying conditions. Then you’ll need a photographic ID, and proof that you’re a resident with a California address which can be in the form of a utility bill, rental/mortgage agreement, bank statement.

We make the process easy for you so if you qualify, you can get your recommendation letter as quickly as possible:

1. Create your profile

To get started, you’ll need a valid email address, a computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to complete the online questionnaire. Then, sign up with your email address and choose a password. You’ll be asked to complete a quick questionnaire and either take or upload a photography of yourself that shows your face so that you can create an online profile.

2. Your online consultation

Once you’ve completed the questionnaire and uploaded your photograph, you’ll be taken to our virtual waiting room and we’ll send you a text message when Dr Frank or one of our online doctors are ready to see you. You’ll then have a face-to-face consultation and the doctor will assess your application to see if medical marijuana (or cannabis and cannabinoids) will be suitable for your condition.

Download your recommendation letter

Once approved, you’ll be sent a copy of your medical marijuana recommendation letter via email. The letter will contain a unique patient ID number that puts you on a private, doctor-run registry that will enable you to visit medical marijuana dispensaries in California and put you under the protection of the state’s medical marijuana laws.

You can use a dispensary with just a recommendation letter but we also strongly recommend that you register for a medical marijuana card too. It will save you a lot time and unnecessary stress, especially from a legal point of view.

If you want to legally buy medical marijuana from a dispensary you will need a medical recommendation but there are also other reasons why having a medical marijuana card is of benefit:

  • If you suffer from chronic pain and don’t want to rely on painkilling pills each day or you’re worried about the impact of the side effects on your body and/or mind.
  • If you suffer from nasty migraines and don’t want to carry on taking the cocktail of chemicals doctors have a tendency to prescribe.
  • If you suffer from cancer, epilepsy or AIDS/HIV or one of the many other conditions cannabis can help with.

You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card in the state of California whether you’re applying for yourself, or as a caregiver.

Yes, in the states of California and New York it is legal. In other states you will need to attend an appointment in person and have a physical examination.

Medical Marijuana FAQs:

It all depends on the medication you may be taking. For example, there may be some interference with benzodiazepines (eg. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), anti-seizure drugs, immunosuppressants, barbiturates and some opioid-based drugs. We don’t know to what extent marijuana may interfere with anti-depressants and anxiolytics, but it could possibly be used in conjunction with those medications to control chronic pain and reduce the need to take them to treat certain conditions

This is an area of ongoing research and we try to keep our patients as updated as possible regarding potential negative interactions with other drugs. Cannabidiol (CBD) in particular seems to desensitize the liver enzyme cytochrome P450 (CY P450), which processes many drugs. Therefore, it’s worth taking care with cannabis dosing if you’re using medications that are processed by CY P450.

Medical marijuana or cannabis doesn’t appear to interfere with more medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. However, as there is little research or information it’s difficult to draw too many conclusions so if you have any questions or worries about potential interference with your current medication, please ask us.

Unfortunately, by law, we can’t recommend a particular product or strain of medical marijuana, nor will we ever tell you that cannabis will definitely help a condition you have. That’s because people respond to cannabis as a medicine in different ways, so we always advise our patients to take things slowly, to ensure they consume their cannabis medicine in a safe environment, and to never consume too much at once. Always remember that different cannabinoids and terpenes might affect your body in different ways so you may need to try and find out what works best for you.

What we will always advise you is that when it comes to getting your medical marijuana, make sure you take the time to do a little research before you go to the dispensary. Just asking a few simple questions can make all the difference. For example, does the dispensary and/or company who makes the product test them for safety (pesticides, heavy metals, pollutants, pathogens etc) do they try to provide any information on cannabinoid and terpenoid profiles where they can? And do they offer to provide any educational services? Anyone who tries to tell you that they have all of the answers is probably best avoided because at the moment, with so much ongoing research, no one does.

Cannabis is far safer than many drugs produced by big pharmaceutical companies and can help with a wide range of medical conditions. Where concerns have been raised around the safety of cannabis is around the pollutants, pesticides and pathogens that it may contain as a result of the environment it has been grown in. The state of California is taking steps on this particular issue but as with most things there is still work to be done.

In California, there is no limit on how much medical marijuana you can possess so you could say it comes down to whatever amount your doctor recommends. However, if you’re new to cannabis we would always say that it’s best to be cautious. Some information states that medical marijuana patients can carry up to 8 ounces on their person in California but there is very little information out there on what is considered to be a ‘reasonable’ amount.

Remember too that in no circumstances should you ever take your medical marijuana over state lines because each state has different laws relating to the legislation of medical marijuana. As per recreational laws, for medical marijuana, if you are moving around the state of California keep your cannabis to a reasonable amount (eg. 1 ounce/28.5 grams or less of dried flower or 8 grams of hashish/concentrate)

If you’re carrying a combination of concentrate and flower, then you must never go over the equivalent possession amounts. So you can’t carry both an ounce of dried cannabis flower and 8 grams of concentrate at the same time. If you’re carrying 4 grams of concentrate, the maximum amount of dried cannabis flower that you can legally carry is 14.25 grams. As a medicinal user of cannabis there may be some flexibility to this rule but we would not advise you to take the risk of trying to find out. Finally, don’t forget not to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery when under the influence of cannabis.

You can buy cannabis at any licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service. You can also grow your own cannabis – up to 6 plants per person, per household, up to a maximum of two people (so you can’t exceed 12 plants)

Cannabis or cannabis sativa is the scientific and more accurate term for the plant, however as most people are just as familiar with the term ‘marijuana’ it has become known as medical marijuana as a way of helping people understand what is being referred to.