On May 19, 2020, the Governor issued an executive order 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 executive order, N-65-20, may be found here: Executive Order N-65-20. Under this order, MMICs that would otherwise have expired between March 4, 2020 and any day within 60 days from the date of the executive order shall remain valid for 60 days from the date of the order.

5.19.20-EO-N-65-20

Retailers licensed by the Bureau must accept MMICs that have an expiration date on or after March 4, 2020, as valid during the 60-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.