Our main office is located at 3504 Adams Ave, San Diego, 92116. We are on the corner of 35th and Adams in the Normal Heights neighborhood. Walk-ins are welcome Monday thru Saturday from 10:30am-4:30pm and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. We are excited to announce our Chula Vista location is now open and accepting walk-ins!! Chula Vista's current hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am-4:30pm (closed Sundays/Mondays). The Chula Vista office conveniently located at 1445 Third Ave, Suite A-2, on the corner of the Third and Orange in Chula Vista. If you have any questions regarding the new patient or renewal process, please feel free to call us at (619) 222-3839 or visit our website at www.medcardsandiego.com
When researching where to get your Medical Marijuana Card, it can be confusing and overwhelming. But you can rest assured that by coming to Cal Med 421, you will be making the right decision. Our doctors are fully licensed. They are knowledgeable, compassionate, and are always willing to spend the time to answer questions and conduct follow-up visits as needed.
The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 codified in Section 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code, allows seriously ill residents of California to use marijuana for medical purposes. Qualified Patients and Primary Caregivers who have a written recommendation from a physician may cultivate, acquire, and use marijuana for medical purposes without fear of criminal liability under sections 11357 and 11358 of the Health and Safety Code. It is the patient’s right to use medical cannabis as an alternative to prescription medications.
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My experience: I did a quick web search then called a couple of places. Calmed was fairly close. I was told i could do a walk in but there might be a wait or if I wanted a same day appt, there would be a fee, i think it was like $20. didn't use it, I just did a walk in.
Location was the adams avenue location in Kensington. There was street parking 10 ft from the door. Nothing sketchy about the location at all.
Small waiting room was almost full when I came in, maybe 8 or 9 people ahead of me. I was done and out the door in 25 minutes. The place is simple and functional, nothing fancy but nothing trashy.
The staff were all pleasant, professional, and efficient, especially the person on the phone who tried to help me with driving directions (they weren't entirely accurate but I just wanted to get to Adams Ave without getting lost like i usually do and she go me there).
This was a face to face MD eval, not one of the skype things. some of the other locations did offer the skype approach so ask on the phone if you prefer face to face
The MD went over my health question form and we talked a few minutes about my symptoms and he signed the letter. He's Dr. Dempsey if you want a name to ask for
Cost was middle of the road, $40 for a new pt. I asked for a second copy and there was a small fee. no biggie. I like having back up
This is how it is supposed to go. Very simple and straightforward. $40 well spent
Shitty waiting room and "doctor's office"--the whole place just seemed like a hole in the wall TJ dentist office. The staff consisted of a quiet receptionist and an uninterested mohawked goon.
The doctor is very presumptuous and arrogant, using any opportunity he can to boast about his former achievements, blah blah blah BS.
Double doctorate, anesthesiologist, 2nd heart transplant.. whatever man. Somethin must have gone wrong with this successful dude for him to end up givin out recs. Just sayin. He's not that old, he could still be working.
Don't come here unless you're willing to listen to a washed up doctor brag about his former accomplishments.
It's been the most honest I've been to in a while.
Give yourself ample time @ the N. Heights Ofc. OR Make an Appt.
If you don't have an Appt I've heard you can wait an hour plus
I've seen Dr. Jean-Murat & Smith
All in all, you see a MD in person so it's legit, NO issues with Verification
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Both doctors are great and I'm surprised at the bad reviews on here. I came here originally for my rec and saw Dr. Spector and he was understanding and polite. I renewed yesterday with Dr. Jean-Murat and we had a lovely and encouraging conversation. There was not a shred of rudeness or holier-than-thou attitude. The price was totally fair, $30 since my rec had just expired. I will definitely be coming back next year to renew again.
Don't come here if your a regular patient trying to obtain medicinal marijuana.
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Don't go here for a cannabis recommendation. The medical staff is more than accommodating and friendly, complete with personable conversation skills, and good recommendations for dispensaries. The doctor however, not so much. The doctor was a real piece of work. He was snobby, rude, and had a superiority complex. He thinks that because he holds the pen and paper that he has control. He doesn't realize that there are many other doctors that can easily replace him. People will get a card, or use cannabis recreationally no matter what. It was my understanding that the doctor was there to help you in the process, and offer you guidance/assistance with his years of medical experience. My experience was not like this though. I will be more than happy to go to another doctor, as long as it is not him.
There are some that will read this review and look at it as a rant because the doctor said no. Part of it is, but the other part of this review is to allow patients to be aware. It is in fact the doctor's right to disallow any patient from getting a card from his office, but it is not his right to act in the manner that he does while rejecting you. I will go to another doctor, and if I get denied a cannabis card then so be it. I will not however be embarrassed in front of a room full of people when the doctor yells, "NO RECOMMENDATION!"
Also, the doctor needs to take night classes to learn pre-algebra (when he is not working on his charming personality). He told me multiple times that I was underage...which was far from true. Last time I checked, I wasn't applying for an Ethanol Card. (That's alcohol for you doctors out there who need this explained)
Spend your money somewhere else please, or pray for another doctor.
I have to give my heart filled gratitude to the staff at Calmed 421.. I am on very limited funds from month to month due to my disability. For three years in a row, these guys have made sure I didn't go without my recommendation. They have always treated me with respect, compassion, and true concern for my health. And it makes the world of difference when you are sick, not to be treated like cattle with cash. I Never want to go anywhere else..
Sending you all blessings, and praise always. Jason
All in All, this was a great experience...
This place is BUSY, I suggest you make an appt!!!
Dr. Carolle is honest & caring, she takes time to get to know you. She's informative and fluent in many languages! THE RATES POSTED ARE LEGIT & FOR A YEAR, NO GIMMICKS...
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ensures that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes where medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person’s health would benefit from the use of medical cannabis. Recommendations must come from an attending physician as defined in Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code. Cannabis is a Schedule I drug according to the federal Controlled Substances Act. Activity related to cannabis use is subject to federal prosecution, regardless of the protections provided by state law.