California Referring Physicians

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship… the Constitution of this Republic should make special provision for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.” — Benjamin Rush M.D. a signer of the Declaration of Independence

These physician specialists are willing to consider your medical need. SAN can make no representation as to whether they might determine cannabis to be appropriate for your condition.

How to qualify as a medical marijuana patient 

Recommended guidelines for medical marijuana approval process

Prop. 215 patients should begin by consulting with their own physicians about medical use of cannabis. If you don’t have a medical record of treatment for serious illness, you may not have a legal right to marijuana under California state law. You can use a copy of our report, Cannabis Yields and Dosage, either with a free online PDF file or by buying a beautiful full color print edition, to explore this question with them.

Many physicians wrongly fear that they can be prosecuted under federal law for recommending marijuana medically.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a permanent injunction by the U.S. District Court in Northern California forbidding the government from punishing California doctors for recommending marijuana under Prop. 215. The US Supreme Court declined to rehear the case, so the ruling is secure.

It should be noted that Dr. Marion “Mollie” Frye did, however, receive a five year federal sentence for providing medical marijuana to patients whom she had qualified.

Physicians are accordingly free to recommend marijuana for their patients, as outlined in the Medical Marijuana Guidlines for Physicians. Over 1500 California physicians have recommended medical marijuana under Prop. 215. None have been federally prosecuted for doing so.

For more referring physicians, go to and click on the main menu link for “Doctors”

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. Thanks to CA Norml and ASA for their help in assembling this info.

Northern California

Dr. Roger Stephen Ellis, San Francisco Cal.: Phone (415) 681-0823

Dr. Frank Lucido, Berkeley Cal.: Phone (510) 848-0958,

Dr. Gene Schoenfeld, Sausalito, CA: Phone (415) 331-6832

Dr. Hanya Barth – San Francisco (415) 255-1200; Santa Rosa (707) 568-0420; Colfax (530) 210-4450.

Norcal Healthcare, Inc is under new ownership and moved to a new location in Oakland in June 2010 and has added several new locations in California:

  • 1901 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 839-0723
  • 527 South State St., Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 468-7400
  • 2808 F St. Suite D, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 322-4258
  • 4677 Valley West Blvd., Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-5244
  • 747 B. Street 1st floor, San Rafael, CA 94901 (707) 468-7400

Dr. Peter Rogers, (530) 605-4774
1169 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Dr. Tom O’Connell (510) 444-5771 (Oakland)

Dr. William R. Turnipseed, Citrus Heights – Sacto: Phone (916) 722-3433

Dr. Beverly A. Mikuriya and Associates, 2968 Hyw 49 Suite 49, Cool Phone (530) 888-9020

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 (707) 484-7720, Sebastopol (Sonoma Co.)

Dr. Raymond Rowell, Livermore (925) 443-3097

Dr. Philip Denney and Robert Sullivan:

  • 1522 Charles Dr, Redding (530) 242-6784,
  • 4709 Engle Rd#5, Carmichael (Sac’to County) (916) 978-9777

Medicann (Dr. Jean Talleyrand) 866-632-6627
Offices in Modesto, Oakland, SF, Santa Cruz, Sacto, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Ukiah

Dr. Milan Hopkins 707-275-2366; Fax 707-275-9043;
9479 Main St (PO Box 638) Upper Lake, CA 95485

Dr. Peter J. Rogers, M.D., Green Hills Natural Health (888) 799-7270
1169 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Central Valley

Dr Daniel B Brubaker 559-249-0116;;
3724 North First Street Fresno, CA 93726

Southern California

CANNAMEDS FNP,  Professor Louis J. Rosner, MD
Medical Marijuana Card 866-624-1191

  • Cannamed of Ventura • 866-624-1191
    674 County Square Dr. Suite 209C, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Cannamed of Santa Barbara • 866-624-1191
    225 E.Carrillo St. Suite 303, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Cannamed of Thousand Oaks A California Medical Corporation
    280 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite G, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Cannamed of Woodland Hills • 866-624-1191
    22600 Ventura Blvd. Suite 103, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Dr. Philip Denney and Robert Sullivan, 22691 Lambert St, Lake Forest, Orange County; (949) 855-8845

Dr. Claudia Jensen, (805) 648-LOVE (5683)

  • 8 N. Fir St, Ventura
  • 34281 Doheny Park Rd # 7538 Capistrano Beach.

Dr. James Eisenberg, Santa Monica 877-468-5874

Dr. Christine Paoletti, 1304-15th St #405, Santa Monica 310-319-6116

Dr. Vivi Stafford Mathur, 6051 San Vicente, Los Angeles (323) 954-9162

Dr. William Eidelman, 1654 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 463-3295

Dr. Dean Weiss, 46 Park Ave., Venice (310) 437-3407

Dr. Wesley Albert, 1605 W. Olympic Blvd #9090, Los Angeles (213) 477-4186

The Holistic Clinic (Dr. Daniel Chan) 1700 Westwood Blvd. #201, Los Angeles (888) 420-2546

Dr. Craig S. Cohen, 8240 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood (310) 295-7267

Dr. Robert Sterner, San Diego: Phone (619) 543-1061

Dr Alfonso Jimenez:

Dr. Joseph Altamirano, Orange County (949) 551-6447

Dr. Kenneth Johnson, MediMAR Clinic, 2667 Camino Del Rio, South #315, San Diego (619) 297-3800

Dr. Joseph Durante, 72205 Painters Path, Palm Desert 760-341-7777

Dr. Robert Cohen, CCW, 866-420-7215 San Pedro, Burbank (310) 872-6732
6333 Wilshire Blvd #209, Los Angeles

Dr. Eve H. Elting Sherman Oaks. By appointment only 626-695-0475 Member, Medical Board Advisory Committee for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

Norcal Health Care, 2808 F St. #D, Bakersfield 661-322-4258

Medicann (Dr. Jean Talleyrand) 866-632-6627

  • San Diego, W. Hollywood

Alternative Care Consultants: (866) 420-7215

• Dr Benjamin Graves
4452 Park Blvd #314 San Diego (866) 420-7215
4647 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach (866) 420-7215

• Dr. Michael Solomon 866-420-7215
1733 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

• Dr. Robert Cohen 866-420-7215
6333 Wilshire Blvd Suite 209 Los Angeles, CA 90048

Physician Referral Services

California Alliance for Medical MJ Patients (Ventura – LA area) (805) 890-1365

Pacific Support Services – Greater LA 877-468-5874

Natural Remedies Health Center Clinic- 2141 Broadway #8, Oakland (510) 444-5771.

West Hollywood Medical Marijuana Evaluations 866-468-5876

Oakland Doctors’ Medical Clinic – (call for appointment): (510) 839-0723

West Coast Medical Sunnyvale & Hayward ( 650) 669-3052

Santa Barbara Compassionate Care. Call for Appointments 805-969-3420


Cannabis-THC Foundation – 4485 Wadsworth Suite 302, Wheatridge, CO. Contact: Scott 303-403-9996 Patients’ info: (720) 890-4247


Medical Marijuana of Hawaii (Dr. Jimenez) 91-896 Makule Rd. #102, Ewa Beach, Oahu (808) 228-0625

Dr. Robert Ley, Maui (808) 874-5141

Patients Without Time, Maui


Medical Marijuana Consultants of Nevada (702) 889-6626

Washington State

CannaCare patients’ support group (206) 407-3017

If you need a court qualified cannabis expert, visit

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