Santa Cruz Medical Cannabis Patients

KindPeoples is open to all California medical cannabis patients aged 18 or older. Drop by with an original copy of a licensed doctor’s recommendation and a state issued photo ID. (Photocopies of doctor recommendations are not accepted.)

Acceptable state issued IDs:

  • Current, valid California driver’s license/state ID
  • Current, valid out-of-state driver’s license/state ID
  • Expired out of state driver’s license/state ID with a temporary California driver’s license
  • Valid US passport
  • Valid foreign passport
  • Current military ID

If you don’t have a doctor’s recommendation you may be able to find a doctor in your area. Although any licensed doctor is able to provide a cannabis recommendation, choosing a doctor that offers 24-hour verification will greatly reduce the time it takes to process new member applications.

Acquiring a state issued Medical Marijuana Identification Card (separate from a doctor’s recommendation) exempts sales tax only. For information about the MMIC please visit the Santa Cruz County website.

Under CA Health and Safety Code 11326.5, you may be eligible for a doctor’s recommendation if you have any of the conditions below:

  • Anxiety
  • Cachexia
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Withdrawals from drugs
  • AIDS
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Glaucome
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Muscle spasms
  • Severe Nausea


Under California law, a caregiver is a person who is responsible for the housing, health, and/or safety of a patient. By definition, caregivers must be legal adults aged 18 or older, though there are some exceptions, and have significant responsibility for managing the well-being of the patient who has been diagnosed with a debilitating condition.