San Bernardino County plans to quickly implement an identification card program for medical marijuana patients.
County spokesman David Wert says the program will begin with in 45 days.
The county Board of Supervisors issued the directive during a closed session meeting Tuesday.
It follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear an appeal by San Bernardino and San Diego counties, which argued that federal law outlawing marijuana possession and use pre-empts California law allowing possession and use upon a doctor’s recommendation.
Patients have to fill out applications and provide documentation at the county level before the information is sent to the state, which issues ID cards.