California Gov. Newsom issued an executive order today that extends some critical deadlines that have been impacted by COVID-19. One of these extensions affects the expiration dates of some medical marijuana cards held by patients in California.
Medical marijuana identification cards issued under Health and Safety Code section 11362.71, which would otherwise have expired between March 4, 2020, and any day within 60 days from the date of the executive order (May 20, 2020), shall remain valid for 60 days from the date of the order.
It is important to note that the executive order only applies to MMJ ID cards issued under Health and Safety Code section 11362.71 and does not apply to medicinal cannabis recommendations obtained from a patient’s physician.
Licensed retailers must accept any affected cards as valid during the 60-day period provided by the Governor’s order.