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How do I get a California Medical Cannabis Patient ID?
The California Medical Cannabis Patient ID Center issues a medical ID card for $35. The advantage of the card, other than being laminated, is that it is recognized in most dispensaries in the Bay Area as a way to gain access without further verification. The CMCP is located at 1733 Broadway in Oakland.
Do you require the State ID card or CMCP ID?
No. There are some dispensaries that require a medical ID card. In accordance with State Bill 420, we will honor your doctor's recommendation provided we can reach your doctor's office to verify it.
How do I get to Harborside?
You can find a map and get directions here. It is easy to miss our building as you come up Embarcadero, so look for us across the street from Motel 6.
Do I need to sign anything?
Harborside Health Center is a collective of patients. In order to visit our facilities you must register as a member of our collective, which involves signing an agreement stating your intention to relate with Harborside as such. This in no way limits your ability to cultivate your own medicine, infringes upon your legal limits, or prevents you from joining another collective. The agreement simply states your intention to be an active member of the collective.
Are there any membership fees?
No. There are no membership fees whatsoever.
What do I need to become a member?
You need to bring a valid California ID and proof of your status as a medical patient. If you bring a medical ID card issued by the California Medical Cannabis Patient ID Center CMCP, or the state of California, we will honor it on the spot. If you only have a doctor's recommendation, we simply need to call and verify it through your doctor's office. So, if you only have a doctor's recommendation, please try and come to Harborside during your doctor's regular business hours so that we may contact them.
How do I become a medical cannabis patient?
There are many websites that can walk you through the process, but essentially if you suffer from a medical condition which interferes with your ability to perform normal social activities, you can obtain a recommendation from a licensed California medical doctor to use medical cannabis. While any doctor can sign a recommendation, most doctors will not do so for fear of prosecution. Therefore, there are doctors whose sole medical practice is to issue these recommendations. You can find lists of such doctors at CA NORML and more information on the subject at the Americans For Safe Access website.
Can I get pre-verified?
We might be able to verify you ahead of time if your doctor does not require that we fax your recommendation to them. Simply fill out the online form, or you can call and we will walk you through the process. If you have a California Medical Cannabis Patient ID Center CMCP card, or a state-issued medical ID card, then you will not need to be verified at all.
Can I use a State ID card?
Yes. We also recognize the State ID card, which is also issued by the CMCP (see question above). The State ID is sponsored by the state of California, costs twice as much as the CMCP ID, and takes longer to obtain. Please note that the California Attorney General has also disclosed a willingness to share patient information collected by the State ID card program with the federal government. The CMCP card, by contrast, is cheaper and your information will not be shared by anyone without a subpoena or your express permission. Both cards are issued at the same place – the CMCP.
How can I find out what you have? Do you have a menu?
We currently feature a limited online menu. Please be aware that our full MENU (Oakland; or San Jose MENU) is rather large and changes very frequently. So what you see online might not be in stock by the time you arrive. But it will give you a good sense of the medicine we generally carry. We do try to carry over 40 different types of buds, 30 different concentrates, plus a lot of edibles. If we don't have something specific that you are looking for, we will probably have something you will like.
Do you carry clones?
We are happy to announce that we are selling clones again. Please check out our MENU (Oakland; or San Jose MENU), or come visit us to find out what we have in stock
If you have more questions or if you would like to make suggestions, email us.