Ryan’s Law information for Ventura County

Ryan’s law was passed in honor of Ryan Bartell who was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the age of 41. As his condition progressed, he was admitted to the palliative wing of a hospital where he spent his first four and a half weeks on fentanyl to treat his pain. Unfortunately, the first hospital could not allow Ryan to use cannabis in their facility. He stayed on this medication until his family could locate and move Ryan to a hospital that would allow him to use cannabis. As a result of using medical cannabis, he spent his last two and half weeks lucid and pain free with his family and friends.

On September 28, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 311, also known as “Ryan’s Law”, requiring healthcare facilities to allow the use of medical cannabis on their premises for terminally ill patients with a valid medical cannabis card or/ recommendation from their physician. The law went into effect January 1, 2022, and applies to all California health care facilities including acute care hospitals, special hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, congregate living health facilities, or hospice providers (excluding chemical dependency recovery hospitals and state hospitals). Under this law only terminally ill patients are defined as a patient with a medical condition resulting in a prognosis of life of one year or less if the disease follows its natural course.

Ojai Cannabis Company is committed to helping those in need to obtaining the beneficial effects of the cannabis plant for the terminally ill. To Obtain your MMIDC in Ventura County; our local MEDICAL MARIJUANA IDENTIFICATION CARD PROGRAM is located at:

Ventura County Public Health – Click this Link
2220 East Gonzales Road Suite 200
Oxnard, CA  93036
(805) 981-5301
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
(By Appointment Only)

Physicians with terminally ill patients need only to provide written recommendation to their patients for the patients to utilize the rights created in SB 311. This is the same recommendation that is written for qualification of The Compassionate Use Act. If patients have issues with health care facilities refusing to comply please report immediately using this quick report form. https://www.safeaccessnow.org/ryanslaw for more information.

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