At Papa Ganja we believe that better medicine means better living. We may not always have the strongest, most potent medication, but we always have the safest because we test all raw cannabis in a real laboratory and test for the bad stuff as well as the good stuff. We believe that some of the best medicine for members is quite often not the medicine with the highest THC content possible. Testing provides us the ability to find the right balanced product for each individual member, and ensure our members consume NO pesticides with their medicine. Lower THC values can offer the ability to consume medicine in a more balanced and effective manner. It is important for each member to try a variety of different THC ranges, not just the highest possible they can find. Each strain is different and the terpenes associated with that strain, in addition to the THC, can make for a better, more informed patient selection, ultimately leading to a more therapeutic choice and better quality of life.
We aim to legally, compassionately and professionally deliver tested and certified clean, high quality medical marijuana to members throughout Orange County. We are a legal not-for-profit delivery collective that is licensed to provide a means for our verified members to obtain medical marijuana.
We will work hard to earn your trust. We are very serious about the medicine our members consume and the elements of marijuana. All raw medicine is tested in partnership with The Werc Shop’s Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program. A program designed to ensure safety and quality of medical cannabis products. We may not always have the strongest, most potent medication, but we always have the safest. We want you to trust us to provide you the safest medical marijuana available.
We value your privacy and aim to provide the most discreet and professional delivery service experience. Our staff and drivers are thoroughly trained to educate our members on our medicines and strains, recommend appropriate products, and deliver customer service at the highest level. The ultimate goal is a relationship with our members so that you can trust our recommendations and the medicine that goes into your body.
Better Medicine. Better Living. Papa Ganja
Medical Cannabis of Southern Calif.
Why is Medical Cannabis of Southern California the #1 choice among Medical Marijuana Health Clinics in Orange County, Orange County and San Diego?
Medical Cannabis of Southern California is committed to providing medical marijuana patients a safe and professional medical marijuana evaluation. Medicinal marijuana has proven to be a successful alternative health treatment for over 250 diseases. Medical Cannabis of Southern California is not only committed to providing medical marijuana recommendations but also medicinal marijuana information and medicinal marijuana news. Medical Cannabis of Southern California takes pride in saving the patient money as well. This is why our medical marijuana cards come with a low price guarantee. We believe that patients should not be overcharged for their cannabis cards and renewals. These are just a few reasons why Medical Cannabis of Southern California has become the leader in medical marijuana offices and medical cannabis health clinics. Our medical marijuana doctors and staff look forward to serving you.
Our Mission: Compassionate Alternative Treatment
The mission of Medical Cannabis of Southern California is to serve our community with compassion by evaluating patients who may benefit from the use of medical cannabis.
Our Vision: Every Patient and Physician
Through education and outreach, it is our goal that every patient who suffers and the physicians who treat our community understand the benefits of using medical cannabis. Our physicians and staff are committed to providing the most compassionate and professional environment for patients to discuss the use of cannabis as an alternative treatment.
4 Core Values:
1. Compassion for our patients.
2. Education and outreach.
3. Excellence in patient care.
4. Unwavering faith in the power to heal and ease suffering.
Our Mantra: Share Your Story!
It is only through your story that others will find hope. Your experiences will encourage others to open their hearts and minds to the possibility of finding relief of their symptoms. Dare to change the lives of others by being an advocate for the compassionate use of medicinal cannabis.
Bob Blake MD
Stephen Daniel Klarich
Serving Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Santa Ana
Is a Medical Marijuana Recommendation right for you?
Obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation may be the best treatment solutions available today.
Medical marijuana has been found to be an effective treatment for various symptoms and diseases, including but not limited to insomnia, migraine headaches, nausea, gastritis, arthritis, chronic pain, glaucoma, anorexia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS, as well as mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and many others. Research has supported the value of marijuana for medicinal usage, and studies currently underway continue to show more evidence of the medicinal benefits of marijuana.
California Proposition 215 also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 Health & Safety Code 11362.5 and SB420 allows qualified patients to legally use of Medical Cannabis. If you qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation at our clinic, our doctors will provide you with a letter of recommendation that the dispensaries in California will honor.
Benefits of Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Recommendation:
1.) 100% Legal Access to Effective Medicine – Given all the evidence, its very difficult to dispute the medicinal value of marijuana/cannabis. It seems to be the only substance on Earth that can provide relief for the symptoms of: Chronic pain, Neck pain, AIDS/HIV, Gastritis, Sinusitis, Anorexia, Migraine headaches, Chronic back pain, PTSD, Premenstrual syndrome, Nausea Insomnia, Arthritis, and many more illnesses as well as mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression without destroying your body (provided healthy intake methods) – all with no negative long-term side effects. Marijuana is an all naturally growing plant that’s been used as an effective medicine for thousands for years.
2.) Legal Protection – Marijuana use is prohibited by the federal law of the US. Hence, if you are using the plant without a legal permission, even for medical purposes, you’re breaking the law of the United States and you will be legally prosecuted. So, you have to know that it is critical for you to have a valid medical marijuana recommendation from a certified MMJ doctor, if you don’t want any trouble because of the illegal use of the plant. Even if you’re using cannabis/marijuana legitimately to treat a serious disease or to relieve yourself from excruciating pain, you are nevertheless violating state law if you are not in possession of a valid medical marijuana recommendation letter from a licensed physician.
3.) Access To Any Medical Marijuana Dispensary in California – There are more than 400 medical marijuana dispensaries in California, which grow and provide medical marijuana to those in need. Guess what? When you have a medical marijuana card, you are allowed to come to any of these dispensaries and get your medicine. Of course, you can access only dispensaries located in California, but it’s not a problem due to their number. The best advantage of this opportunity is that you don’t have to drive to the other end of the city you live in to get your medicine, when there’s a medical marijuana dispensary 10 minutes away from your home.
4.) Personal Medical Marijuana Cultivation Opportunity – Any patient, who possesses a medical marijuana card, is allowed to have up to 6 mature marijuana plants at one time in the state of California. And this is really generous! This actually allows patients, who can’t afford much movement, to stay at home and cultivate their own medicine absolutely legally! In fact, growing your own medical cannabis will save you tons of money. So, if you still don’t have a medical marijuana card and you do qualify for it, you should hurry up and get one at our medical center.
What Will My Visit Be Like?
Many people are nervous about what a visit to a “medical marijuana doctor” will be like. Rest assured, there’s absolutely no need to be nervous at all. After you read this, you will feel much more comfortable about your visit. In fact, you’ll be surprised by how simple the whole process really is.
- When you come in for your medical marijuana evaluation appointment, you will be greeted by our friendly, discreet staff, who will provide you with a short questionnaire about your general information and your medication condition, including the treatments you’ve received in the past.
- You will then present your California driver’s license or ID card to the receptionist who will make a copy. If you do not have a valid CA ID at the time, you’ll need to bring in proof that you live in California in the form of DMV paperwork, in addition to some photo identification (i.e. Passport, Green Card, out of state ID, and school ID, etc). You’ll then wait until you are called to an exam room.
- After you are comfortable in our exam rooms, our medical assistant will ask you some more questions about your medical issues. These questions are asked so that when the physician sees you, he already has an idea about your medical needs. The doctor will then evaluate you and determine the best course of treatment, and determine your eligibility for use of medical marijuana to treat your condition. Our medical marijuana doctor will also discuss with you how medical cannabis works to help with your situation, and answer any questions you may have about medical cannabis and health in general.
- Depending on your situation, you may also receive a brief physical examination, which will also focus on the condition in question. If you have documentation for your condition, please bring it as it makes the process much more simple. If you do not, our medical marijuana doctor will still evaluate you and help you as much as possible.
- You will then return to the waiting room while the doctor writes your medical marijuana recommendation. Your examining physician will determine the duration of your treatment protocol. Recommendations are typically 1 year when with valid medical documentation.
Overall, the process is short and simple. Unlike many less reputable clinics that require you to pay a fee up front, if our doctor decides that you are not eligible for a medical marijuana recommendation, you don’t pay a dime! We emboss your medical marijuana recommendation to make it official, you pay, and that’s it.
We are a team of doctors that are genuinely concerned about your well-being. We’ll always be reachable whether you need support or just a bit of compassion.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Christopher M. Glew
Joseph P. Smith