Medical Marijuana Physicians & Clinics
Provided by 420 Meds.com
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL CANNABIS SPECIALISTS
The following licensed California physicians are
available for consultation as medical cannabis specialists. Patients
should have a documented medical record of diagnosis and treatment or a
CAUTION: Some commercial clinics have been issuing
recommendations through physician's assistants rather than directly
through M.D.s. The legality of this procedure has been challenged by law
enforcement. If your recommendation has not been issued by a licensed
M.D. in person, it may not hold up in court. Patients are advised to
check and make sure they are seeing a real M.D., not just an assistant.
Patients should be aware that the state
medical board has investigated a number of Prop. 215 physicians on
account of complaints by law enforcement that they are overly lax in
issuing recommendations. Patients should not assume that a single casual
recommendation will automatically guarantee them immunity from potential
criminal charges. It is important that you establish a record of
regular professional care for your illness.
- Dr. Roger Stephen Ellis, San Francisco
Cal.: Phone (415) 681-0823 www.PotDoc.com
- Dr. Frank Lucido, Berkeley Cal.:
Phone (510) 848-0958 www.drlucido.com,
- Dr. Gene Schoenfeld, Sausalito, CA:
Phone (415) 331-6832
- The Mikuriya Medical Practice, El
Cerrito/Berkeley: Phone (510) 525-1278 www.mikuriya.com.
- Dr. Hanya Barth / Compassionate Health Options
1-877-PROP215 - San Francisco (415) 255-1200; Santa Rosa
(707) 568-0420; Colfax (530) 210-4450; Oakland
(510) 465-0420; Truckee (530) 550-8866. compassionatehealthoptions.com
- Dr. Ruben Ruiz, 2460 Mission St. #220, San
Francisco (415) 550-0822.
- Norcal Healthcare (Dr. Hany Assad), 1504
Franklin St #101, lower level, Oakland ; 527 S. State St. Ukiah
(707) 468-7400 and 4677 Valley West Blvd. Arcata
(707) 822-5244 [Note: Some counties do not accept recommendations
from Dr. Assad for the state ID card program ] (510) 839-0723,
Open M-SA 10-4 www.norcalhealthcare.org.
- Natural Remedies Health Center (Dr. Tom
O'Connell) 2141 Broadway #8, Oakland (510) 444-5771 www.doctortom.org
- Rainbow Cannabis (Dr. Stewart Blandon) Alameda
by appointment only (877) 675-8276 www.cannabisdoc.com
- Dr. Sona Patel, 129 Fillmore St, San
Francisco (888) 4DOC420 (436-2420). Hours M-F 10-7, Sa
- Dr. Rita Thakur, 615 S. Main St #6, Milpitas
- Dr. William R. Turnipseed, Citrus Heights -
Sacto: Phone (916) 722-3433
- Dr. Marion "Mollie" P. Fry,
California Medical Research Center (office in Cool, El Dorado Co,
CA). www.cannabisdoctor.com Phone
- Dr. William Toy, Grass Valley (Nevada Co.):
Phone (530) 273-5690
- Dr. Stephen Banister, 1117 E Main St #C, Grass
Valley (530) 274-2274
- Dr. Jeff Hergenrather, Sebastopol (Sonoma
Co.): Phone (707) 484-7720
- Dr. William Courtney, 316 Main St. Willits
- Dr. Raymond Rowell, Livermore (925)
- Dr. Philip Denney and Robert Sullivan:
- 1522 Charles Dr, Redding (530) 242-6784,
- 4709 Engle Rd#5, Carmichael (Sac'to County) (916)
- Medicann (Dr. Jean Talleyrand) (Modesto,
Oakland, SF, Santa Cruz, Sacto, San Rafael, Santa Rosa,
Ukiah ) 866-632-6627 www.medicannusa.com
- Dr Randolph Clarke, 3436
Hillcrest Ave #200, Antioch - Contra Costa (925)
- Weyland Consultation Services (Dr. Toni
Daniels), 2930 Camino Diablo #110, Walnut Creek Walnut Creek
- Contra Costa (925) 945-7816
- Dr Ron Kennedy, 2448
Guerneville Rd. #800, Santa Rosa (707) 576-0100. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Natural Care for Wellness (Dr. Cristal Dawn Speller), 1249
Mangrove Ave., Chico (888) 420-NATURAL (420-6288). naturalcare4wellness.com
- Dr. Thomas Sazani, 149 S. 1st St. #C, Orcutt (Santa
Maria) (805) 938-3151
- Dr. Wallace Marsh, 415 E. Ocean Ave, Lompoc
- Medical Cannabis of Fresno ( Dr Terrill E.
Brown) (559) 498-3393.
- Dr. Daniel Brubaker, 3724 North First St., Fresno
- Madison Burbank Medical Center (Dr. McBeth) 678 S. Indian Hill
Blvd #302, Claremont (909) 626-9131.
- Natural Care for Wellness (Dr. Cristal Dawn
Speller). Toll Free (888) 420-NATURAL (420-6288). Locations in: Ventura/Santa
Barbara/ShermanOaks/Woodland Hills/Glendale/Chico naturalcare4wellness.com
- Dr. Jan Olaf Larsson, 18065 Ventura Blvd, Encino
- Dr. William Eidelman, 1654 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los
Angeles (323) 463-3295 www.dreidelman.com
- CC for Wellness: 1- 877-CCW-4201 www.cc4wellness.com
- Dr. James Eisenberg, Santa Monica
- Dr. Christine Paoletti, 1304-15th St #405, Santa
Monica 310-319-6116 www.cannadvise.com
- Dr. Vivi Stafford Mathur, 6051 San Vicente, Los
Angeles (323) 954-9162
- Dr. Dean Weiss, 122 S. Lincoln Blvd #205, Venice
- Dr. Wesley Albert, 1605 W. Olympic Blvd #9040, Los
Angeles (213) 477-4186
- The Holistic Clinic (Dr. Daniel Cham) 1700
Westwood Blvd. #201, Los Angeles (888) 420-2546 www.my420clinic.com
Sat. 12pm-4pm; and 11454 Whittier Blvd, Whittier
- Dr. Anna Gravich, 425 S. Fairfax Ave. #302, Los
Angeles (323) 954-0231. www.myspace.com/cannabisdoctor
- Dr. Sona Patel, 5419 Sunset Blvd #222, Los
Angeles (888) 4DOC420 (436-2420). Hours M-F 10-7, Sa 10-3. www.doc420.com
- Medical Cannabis Consultant (Dr.
Anjana S. Sura) 1336 W. Whittier Blvd #B, Montebello.
(323) 725-9300 Hours: M-Th 11:30-5:30.
- Aldridge Medical Inc (Dr. Shawn Aldridge), 4849
Van Nuys Blvd #204, Sherman Oaks (818) 386-1273.
Open Tues. thru Sat.
- Dr. Jan Olaf Larsson, 8349
Reseda Blvd #F, Northridge (818) 701-0420 www.westcoastevaluations.com
- Dr. Craig S. Cohen,
462 N. Linden Dr. #247, Beverly Hills (323)
- Dr. Jaafar Bermani, 249 E.
Ocean Blvd #220 Long Beach (562) 983-6870
- Dr. Eve H. Elting, Sherman
Oaks (626) 695-0475 by appointment. www.eveeltingmd.com
- THC M.D. Inc. (Dr. Norton
Abramson), 13701 Riverside Dr #608, Sherman Oaks
(877) THC-MD44 / (818) 981-6331 www.thcmd.com
- Greenbridge Medical Services (Dr.
Allan Frankel), 3007 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey
(310) 821-9600 Greenbridgemed.com.
- Dr. Claudia Jensen, 8 N. Fir St Ventura; and
34281 Doheny Park Rd 7538 Capistrano Beach (805) 648-LOVE
(5683) *** DECEASED Sep. 15, 2007.
- Dr. Denney, Dr Sullivan & Dr. Michael
Gitter, 22691 Lambert St, Lake Forest, Orange County
- Dr. Robert Sterner, San Diego: Phone
- Dr Alfonso Jimenez 1-888-215-HERB www.1888215HERB.com
1700 Westwood Blvd #201, Los
Angeles 1-888-215-HERB by appt.
28 Monarch Bay Plaza #L Dana
Point 1-888-215-HERB by appt.
320 K St. San Diego
1-888-215-HERB by appt.
91-896 Makule Rd #102 Ewa
Beach Honolulu, Hawaii 1-888-215-HERB by
- Dr. Joseph Altamirano, Orange County
- Marimed Clinic (Dr. Carrie Nichols, Dr. Dan Le)
17910 Sky Park Cir. #108, Irvine (714) 756-0773 www.mymedicalmarijuana.biz
- Dr. Kenneth Johnson, MediMAR Clinic, www.medimarclinic.com
- 2667 Camino Del Rio, South #315, San Diego (619)
- 643 S. Olive St. Los Angeles 213.623 8330
- 11318 W. Pico, Los Angeles 888.623.8330
- Cal. Green Consultants (Dr. Joseph Durante),
1760 Cameron Ave #100, West Covina (626) 476-3000.
- Blue Mountain Medical (Dr.
Stuart Kramer), 19730 Ventura Blvd #104, Woodland Hills
by appointment only - (818) 716-5179
- Norcal Health Care (Dr. Hany Assad), 2808 F St.
#D, Bakersfield (661) 322-4258
- Medicann 866-632-6627 www.medicannusa.com.
- Elizabeth Harrington, 1107
Greenacre Ave, West Hollywood 866-632-6627
- Austin Elguindy, 21712 Devonshire St, Chatsworth
- Austin Elguindy, 4295 Genser St. #1B San
- Alternative Care Consultants: www.accsocal.com(866)
- Dr. Robert Cohen, 6333 Wilshire Blvd #209, Los Angeles
- Dr Harvey Pollack 4452 Park Blvd #314 San Diego (866)
420-7215 and 4201 Long Beach Blvd #410 Long Beach(866)
- Dr. Michael Solomon 1733 N. Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs
- Cannabis-THC Foundation - 4485 Wadsworth Suite 302 Wheatridge, CO.
Contact: Scott 303-403-9996
- Patients' info: www.sensiblecolorado.org
- Dr. Eve Elting (505) 740-4574.
FROM THE MEDICAL BOARD OF
On November 5, 1996, the people of California
passed Proposition 215. Through this Initiative Measure, Section
11362.5 was added to the Health & Safety Code, and is also
known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. The purposes of the
Act include, in part:
"(A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the
right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where the
medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a
physician who has determined that the 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
(B) To ensure that patients and their primary caregivers who
obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the
recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal
prosecution or sanction."
Furthermore, Health & Safety Code section
11362.5(c) provides strong protection for physicians who choose to
participate in the implementation of the Act. -
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no physician in
this state shall be punished, or denied any right or privilege,
for having recommended marijuana to a patient for medical
The Medical Board of California developed this
statement since medical marijuana is an emerging treatment
modality. The Medical Board wants to assure physicians who choose
to recommend medical marijuana to their patients, as part of their
regular practice of medicine, that they WILL NOT be subject to
investigation or disciplinary action by the MBC if they arrive at
the decision to make this recommendation in accordance with
accepted standards of medical responsibility. The mere receipt of
a complaint that the physician is recommending medical marijuana
will not generate an investigation absent additional information
indicating that the physician is not adhering to accepted medical
These accepted standards are the same as any
reasonable and prudent physician would follow when recommending or
approving any other medication, and include the following:
- History and good faith examination of the patient.
- Development of a treatment plan with objectives.
- Provision of informed consent including discussion of side
- Periodic review of the treatment's efficacy.
- Consultation, as necessary.
- Proper record keeping that supports the decision to
recommend the use of medical marijuana.
In other words, if physicians use the same care
in recommending medical marijuana to patients as they would
recommending or approving any other medication, they have nothing
to fear from the Medical Board.
Here are some important points to consider when
recommending medical marijuana:
- Although it could trigger federal action, making a
recommendation in writing to the patient will not trigger
action by the Medical Board of California.
- A patient need not have failed on all standard medications,
in order for a physician to recommend or approve the use of
- The physician should determine that medical marijuana use is
not masking an acute or treatable progressive condition, or
that such use will lead to a worsening of the patient's
- The Act names certain medical conditions for which medical
marijuana may be useful, although physicians are not limited
in their recommendations to those specific conditions. In all
cases, the physician should base his/her determination on the
results of clinical trials, if available, medical literature
and reports, or on experience of that physician or other
physicians, or on credible patient reports. In all cases, the
physician must determine that the risk/benefit ratio of
medical marijuana is as good, or better, than other
medications that could be used for that individual patient.
- A physician who is not the primary treating physician may
still recommend medical marijuana for a patient's symptoms.
However, it is incumbent upon that physician to consult with
the patient's primary treating physician or obtain the
appropriate patient records to confirm the patient's
underlying diagnosis and prior treatment history.
- The initial examination for the condition for which medical
marijuana is being recommended must be in-person.
- Recommendations should be limited to the time necessary to
appropriately monitor the patient. Periodic reviews should
occur and be documented at least annually or more frequently
- If a physician recommends or approves the use of medical
marijuana for a minor, the parents or legal guardians must be
fully informed of the risks and benefits of such use and must
consent to that use.
Physicians may wish to refer to CMA's ON-CALL
Document #1315 titled "The Compassionate Use Act of
1996", updated annually for additional information and
Although the Compassionate Use Act allows the
use of medical marijuana by a patient upon the recommendation or
approval of a physician, California physicians should bear in mind
that marijuana is listed in Schedule I of the federal Controlled
Substances Act, which means that it has no accepted medical use
under federal law. However, in Conant v. Walters (9th Cir.2002)
F.3d 629 the United States Court of Appeals recognized that
physicians have a constitutionally-protected right to discuss
medical marijuana as a treatment option with their patients and
make oral or written recommendation for medical marijuana.
However, the court cautioned that physicians could exceed the
scope of this constitutional protection if they conspire with, or
aid and abet, their patients in obtaining medical marijuana.
EXCLUSIVELY CRIMINAL DEFENSE