Qualifying conditions for MMJ use
Medical Marijuana Card Application in Florida
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Under Florida law, these conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card:
PTSD: A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
Epilepsy/Seizures Disorders: A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Parkinson's Disease: A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
Crohn's Disease: A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.
Glaucoma: Eye conditions marked by increase intraocular pressure that can cause blindness.
Chronic muscle spasms
Sudden, involuntary movement in one or more muscles.
HIV/AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
Cancer: Disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a given part of the body.
Chronic nonmalignant pain
Pain unrelated to cancer that persists beyond the usual course of disease or injury.
Additionally, Florida law allows a physician to certify patients for a medical marijuana card after diagnosing them with “other medical conditions of the same class”.
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- Brandon (Next to Surterra)
- Clearwater (Gulf to Bay)
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- Daytona Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Myers (Next to Trulieve)
- Gainesville (Next to Fluent)
- New Port Richey
- North Palm Beach
- Ocala (Jasmine Plaza)
- Palm Coast (Next to Trulieve)
- Panama City
- Pensacola (Next to Trulieve)
- South Tampa
- St. Petersburg (Next to Trulieve)
- The Villages (Near Trulieve)
- West Palm Beach
FLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR
In order to receive a medical marijuana recommendation, first you must see a cannabis certified Florida licensed doctor. They’ll will assess your medical condition and determine if you are eligible for medical marijuana and if it may help your condition. If so, you’ll be given your marijuana recommendation and be eligible to receive a medical marijuana card from the State. With this card, you will be legally allowed to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes.
With a medical marijuana card, you are legally protected if you are stopped and found in possession of marijuana. Your card may not allow you to consume marijuana in public. Still, it can prevent you from facing legal consequences if you’ve purchased your marijuana from a state licensed medical marijuana treatment center (dispensary).
Getting your marijuana card with us is easy as there are only three things to do. First, you need to schedule an appointment with a certified doctor. You’ll need to go in person for the appointment, even if you’re only renewing your marijuana card, as telemedicine appointments are not legal in the state of Florida. During your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your medical condition and answer any questions about medical marijuana. You won’t have to spend a long time at the appointment as most appointments only last 10-15 minutes. During your medical evaluation, your doctor may look into your medical records. If you provide medical records in advance, this will assist your doctor in determining if you have a qualifying medical condition. Second, in order to receive a medical marijuana card in Florida, you must prove that you are a Florida resident. Seasonal residents are eligible, as long as they can prove that they reside in Florida for more than 31 days.f Patients with a caregiver must also be approved, demonstrating Florida residence as well. Finally, once approved, you’ll need to register with Florida’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry and pay the State’s fee. You’ll need to remember to recertify your medical marijuana recommendation every 210 days (about 7 months). Another important thing to remember is that the medical marijuana card issued by the State is valid for 1 year. After that, you’ll need to reapply. In order to purchase medical cannabis, you need an active recommendation from your physician and a valid card from the State.
Marijuana was legalized in the state of Florida in 2016, but only for medical uses. While recreational marijuana use remains illegal, there have been many proposals and attempts to legalize it. None have been successful. Obtaining your marijuana card is not a walk in the park, but that’s intentional. Florida requires patients to visit a doctor, be diagnosed with a qualifying condition, provide proof of residency, complete an application, pay a fee, and regularly recertify their recommendation and card.