On June 30, 2020, the Governor issued another executive order, Executive Order N-71-20, affecting the expiration date of Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC) issued under Health and Safety Code section 11362.71, which concerns identification cards for persons authorized to engage in the medical use of cannabis and their designated primary caregivers.
The new executive order extends the timelines in Executive Order N-65-20 for an additional 60 days. Therefore, MMICs that would otherwise have expired between March 4, 2020 and any day within 120 days from May 19, 2020 remain valid for 120 days from May 19, 2020.
Retailers licensed by the Bureau must accept MMICs that have an expiration date on or after March 4, 2020, as valid during the 120-day period provided by the executive order. Please note that the executive order only applies to MMICs issued under Health and Safety Code section 11362.71 and does not apply to medicinal cannabis recommendations obtained from a patient’s physician.