California naturopathic doctors can independently prescribe natural and synthetic hormones as well as injectable nutrients. They can also prescribe all legend drugs and most controlled substances under a supervision agreement with a medical or osteopathic doctor. The supervising doctor does not need to be present, see the patient or sign off on prescriptions. Most other states that license NDs allow broad independent prescriptive rights, which reflects ND training. California law does not allow our doctors to prescribe medical cannabis.