Is it harder to renew my medical card after it expires? The process is all the same for both renewal and new applications. All FAQ’s from Renewal Process Am I able to get an extension if my card is close to expiring? Can I submit my renewal application early? I am renewing my card. Is that any different? I had my medical marijuana card a couple years ago and it has expired. Do I need to get a new doctor’s recommendation? I went to a different clinic to get my medical card the first time. Do I need to go there again? Is there an advantage to returning to the same clinic for my renewal?