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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

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Schedule your appointment with DocMJ on a day and time that is convenient for you. This is a no-risk appointment, we provide a 100% money-back guarantee if you do not qualify.

Meet With a Doctor

The State of Florida requires that all patients visit a doctor in person to complete the health evaluation. We have thirty offices located across Florida. A friendly DocMJ doctor will consult with you and talk about your symptoms, medications, and wellness goals. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how mmj can improve your life.

Get Approved

When approved, you will receive a recommendation for mmj. The physician will upload the recommendation to the Florida Department of Health, OMMU. Recommendations are entered into the registry on the same day. In some cases, patients may be able to purchase mmj the same day following their appointment. Your medical card will arrive by mail approximately 10-15 days after you have been certified by the doctor and apply to the State.

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DocMJ in Brandon serves the surrounding areas of Brandon Brook, Brentwood Hills, Valrico Forest, Lakemont and Featherock. Book a risk-free consultation today.

Address
1256 E. Brandon Blvd, Suite B, Brandon, FL 33511

We are located in the strip mall right next to Chick-fil-A, and Sonic on E. Brandon Blvd. Located directly next to Surterra Dispensary.

Directions(813) 413-1722

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Today was my easiest way to get to talk to my Dr. Zheng-Smith using telemedicine. We had a great conversation with each of us at a home/office setting. I highly recommend this method and hope our State continues to allow us easy access to our MJ Drs.
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Dr. Zheng-Smith is kind and easy to talk to. Doc MJ has been a helpful office to get my medical recommendation in place. The follow up process is simple and the staff is kind and helpful with scheduling as well.
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Met with Dr. Zheng Smith via telemedicine and I am very pleased to see excellent Doctors to be available to help with my care. MO
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Great place to get what you need. Friendly staff that can even walk you through each step.
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She was so much help every nice person
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Very kind and understanding staff, always a great visit :)
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I gave it 4 stars because it feels like the price is a little steep for a single visit although you only have to go once every 7 months so perhaps I'm being a little bit harsh on the price aspect.Aside from that, the physicians I've seen have been very personable and take the time to listen and make recommendations for you to help you along figuring out what's best for you.
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Such a kind hearted individual who listened to my concerns.
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I've been with Dr. Smith for about 2 years now, and have had a great experience every time. She's been on-time for all our in-person and online appointments, conveys the information in a professional manner, and always pleasant to speak with. Thanks again, Doc!
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Dr Smith answered all my questions and is very helpful and nice. Thank you
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Dr. Wen Ting Zheng-Smith at DocMJ is such a breath of fresh air. She is delightful and makes you feel at ease when renewing your recommendation. She listens to the patient and makes the process extremely easy.
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Caring compassionate. fast and easy
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Dr. Zheng-Smith Is amazing! She’s super understanding and takes her time for any questions you may have. Highly recommend!
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Always a pleasure 😊.
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Love the new accessibility of tele conference for the update on my card approval. Dr Wen is a very easy to reach for challenges between appointments as well.
Response from the owner: Hello Bob! We're glad to hear that you appreciate the accessibility of teleconferencing for card updates and that Dr. Zheng-Smith is easy to reach for any challenges between appointments. Your convenience and well-being are important to us, and we're here to support you. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for choosing our services!
Dr wen smith is very engaged with our conversations and is very helpful answering questions that I have.
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Excelente Doctor I’m glad you are hereThank you very much for the great advice
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Very quick and easy I'm good right after my appointment to go to the dispensary. Thanks,
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Hands Down BEST Doctor, very understanding, polite, and heeds to your problems, questions and concerns and does her best so you receive the care you need for your life! Thank You Dr. Zheng-Smith
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Dr Smith is very compassionate and listens to her patients. Highly recommend her!
Response from the owner: Hello Jenna! Thank you for your recommendation! We're delighted to hear that Dr. Smith's compassion and attentiveness made a positive impact on your experience. Providing personalized care and listening to our patients' needs are top priorities for us. If you ever need further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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Quick, kind, and informative!
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This place is amazing so fast and friendly Dr..and staff.Wow I was so nervous to go and happy I chose this Dr. I walked out being able to buy medicine. The price was just eight too. 🤗🥰
Response from the owner: Hello Nicolle! It's great to hear that your experience was so positive! Feeling nervous about a visit is completely normal, but it sounds like the staff and doctor made you feel at ease. It's wonderful that you were able to walk out feeling relieved and with access to the medicine you need. If you ever have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out.
The Teladoc visit was easy peasy and very convenient! The sad part was the communication process. Why do I need over 10 reminders in less than 2 days…ridiculous!
Response from the owner: Hello Luis! We're glad to hear that your Teladoc visit was easy and convenient! However, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by the excessive reminders. We'll definitely take your feedback into consideration and work on improving our communication process to ensure it's more streamlined and less overwhelming in the future. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to help!
My Doctor is the best. Always professional and friendly.
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Caring, Interested in what you are saying.
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Very understanding Dr, easy to get appointments, would recommend Dr MJ in Valrico
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Extremely helpful
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Great doctor ,, has my health in mind !Great easy appointment ,,, smooth transition,,,,
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Great staff
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Doctor Zheng-Smith has always been prompt, friendly, and very helpful! Highly recommend.
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Always great service
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Excellent doctor and great service. Thank you.
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She was very helpful and fast!
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Try our easy pre-qualification exam to see instantly if you may qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation today!

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)

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)

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”.

Meet our Medical Professionals

We are proud to offer our patients world-class care at an affordable price. Our physicians and Mental Health Counselors are experienced, experts, and caring.

juliana pineider

Juliana Pineider, MD

Juliana Pineider, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Texas
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residensy / Post Graduate:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

thomas derbes, md

Thomas Derbes, MD

Thomas Derbes, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Emergency Medicine / Neurology / Interventional Pain Management
Medical School Education:
University of Mississippi Medical School
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Tulane Medical Center

scot lance, md

Scot Lance, MD

robert dotson, md

Robert Dotson Jr, MD

Robert Dotson Jr, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Tennessee, Washington State
Ophthalmology
Medical School Education:
University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences College of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
University of Tennessee

richard boyett, md

Richard Boyett, MD

Richard Boyett, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama
Family Medicine
Medical School Education:
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

leslie herzog, do

Leslie Herzog, DO

Leslie Herzog, DO

Licensed in the State of Florida
Family Medicine
Medical School Education:
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Southeastern Medical Center

laura preston, md

Laura Preston, MD

Laura Preston, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Liege, School of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT

joseph rosado, md

Joseph Rosado, MD

Joseph Rosado, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida, Michigan, Puerto Rico
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
Universidad Central del Este San Pedro de Macoris
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Hospital Metropolitano, San Juan, PR

frank mendicino, md

Frank Mendicino, MD

Frank Mendicino, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine
Medical School Education:
University of Padova, Italy
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY

charles nutinsly, do

Charles Nutinsky, DO

Charles Nutinsky, DO

Licensed in the State of Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio
Internal Medicine & General Surgery
Medical School Education:
College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery - Des Moines, IA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
General Surgery, John F Kennedy Hospital, Stratford, NF

andrea zotovas, md

Andrea Zotovas, MD

Andrea Zotovas, MD

Licensed in the State of Florida
Internal Medicine & Pain Management
Medical School Education:
American University of the Carribean School of Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate
American University of the Carribean School of Medicine

heather samuelson, md

Heather Samuelson, MD

Heather Samuelson, MD

Licensed in the State of Ohio, Florida, Georgia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Medical School Education:
St. George's University School of Medicine, Great River, NY & Grenada, West Indies
Residensy / Post Graduate:
WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital

charlene shaw, do

Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida & Pennsylvania.
Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Medical School Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Mount Sinai / Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL

elise zahn, do

Dr. Elise Zahn, D.O.

Dr. Elise Zahn, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida, Georgia, Michigan, South Carolina, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Medical School Education:
Nova-Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
St. John Oakland Hospital, Michican

nathaniel miller, do

Nathaniel Miller, D.O.

Nathaniel Miller, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Emergency Medicine
Medical School Education:
Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Henry Ford Hospital, Clinton Township, MI

jack rothman, md

Jack Rothman, M.D.

Jack Rothman, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Education and Residency:
State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center

donald mars, md

Donald Mars, M.D.

Donald Mars, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Miami School of Medicine – Miami, FL
Parkland Memorial Hospital

ross glider, do

Ross Glider, D.O.

Ross Glider, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Internal Medicine Medical Education and Residency: College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery – Des Moines, IA Saddlebrook General Hospital – Saddlebrook, NJ

peter calkin, do

Peter Calkin, M.D.

Peter Calkin, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Medical Education and Residency:
Kansas City University of Medicine and BioScience

jerold derkaz, md

Jerold Derkaz M.D. CCHP

Jerold Derkaz M.D. CCHP

Licensed in the State of Florida
Medical Education and Residency:
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Brown University Surgery and Medicine

shirley zelikovsky, md

Shirley Zelikovsky, M.D.

Shirley Zelikovsky, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: Touro College – Technion School of Medicine – New York, NY North Shore University Hospital – Glen Cove, NY

marc puchir, do

Marc Puchir, D.O.

Marc Puchir, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Long Island Jewish Medical Center – New Hyde Park, NY

carlos levy, do

Carlos Levy, D.O.

Carlos Levy, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency:
Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine – North Miami Beach, FL Southeastern Medical Center –North Miami Beach, FL

irwin landau, md

Irwin Landau, M.D.

Irwin Landau, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Universidad Central del Este San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

stephan salcedo, md

Stephen Salcedo, M.D.

Stephen Salcedo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Santo Tomas – Sampolac, Manila, Philippines Northside Medical Center – Youngstown, OH

denise schow, md

Denise Schow, M.D.

Denise Schow, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School – Minneapolis, MN University of Minnesota Family Medicine –Minneapolis, MN

antonio ben monson md

Antonio Ben P. Monson, M.D.

Antonio Ben P. Monson, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Internal Medicine Medical Education and Residency

wenting zheng smith, md

Wen Ting Zheng-Smith, M.D. PhD

Wen Ting Zheng-Smith, M.D. PhD

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Embryologist, Androgist, Endocrinology and Lab Technology Medical Education and Residency

marisa magsino, md

Marissa Magsino, M.D.

Marissa Magsino, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of the East (UERM), Quezon City, Philippines University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

john batts, md

John Batts, M.D.

John Batts, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified in Emergency Medicine Medical Education and Residency: University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

robert eckert, md

Robert Eckert, M.D.

Robert Eckert, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Certified by American Board of Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: University of California, Davis School of Medicine University of California, Davis Medical Center

michael belotti, do

Michael Belotti, D.O.

Michael Belotti, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia, PA Humana Hospital / Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL

louis frosch, do

Louis Frosch, D.O.

Louis Frosch, D.O.

Licensed in the State of FloridaMedical Education and Residency: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Parker, CO St. Petersburg General Hospital Family Medicine Residency

carlos romero, md

Carlos Romero, M.D.

Carlos Romero, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: University of Buenos Aires: Premedical School and School of Medicine – Buenos Aires, Argentina Winthrop University Hospital – Mineola, New York

frank russo, md

Frank Russo, M.D.

Frank Russo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: Universidad Del Noreste Escuela De Medicina – Tampico, Mexico New York Medical College – New York, NY

ronald cirillo, md

Ronald Cirillo, M.D.

Ronald Cirillo, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Medical Education and Residency: La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, MX Lutheran Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

atul sofat, md

Atul Sofat, M.D.

Atul Sofat, M.D.

Licensed in the State of Florida Board Certified by American Board of Family Medicine Medical Education and Residency: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital – Ludhiana, Punjab, India Hunterdon Medical Center – Flemington, NJ

Meet Our Online Mental Health Counselors

rochelle powell, lcsw

Rochelle Powell, LCSW

Rochelle Powell, LCSW

License # SW16663

School: Master’s in Clinical Social Work and Social Policy & Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

paula arce, lmhc

Paula Arce, LMHC

Paula Arce, LMHC

License #MH13714

School: Master’s of Science in Psychology in Mental Health Counseling at Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL

sunny bowers, lpcc

Sunny Bowers, LPCC

Sunny Bowers, LPCC

License #: E.1901113

School: Master’s of Education in Clinical Counseling, Malone University, Canton, OH

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

We aim to be as transparent as possible with our refund policy. It is as follows:

  • Cancel within 24 hours of joining our services — 100% refund.
  • Cancel after 24 hours – 100% refund minus $25 fee.
  • Reschedule/no-show/cancel appointment less than 48 hours prior – $50 fee.
  • Once a recommendation is issued after your exam, our services are non-refundable in any way.

Do I have be concerned about any privacy issues if I receive an evaluation or recommendation?

No, your visit is protected under privacy laws.

Do I have to be 18 to receive a recommendation?

No, if you are younger than 18 you can receive an evaluation if you are accompanied by a guardian. Pediatric patients must have a guardian call to book an appointment with us at 888-908-0143.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

Your medical recommendation cost from us is $189. This covers our initial exam, recommendation and 70-day renewals.
We also have Easy Monthly Payments. Please visit our Pricing page for more information.

Can I receive my recommendation on the first visit?

Yes! A certified physician can activate your Full-THC Medical Cannabis or Low-THC Cannabis order once they have completed an exam and confirmed that you qualify. At this time, you’ll receive your Patient ID number.

What conditions qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation?

Click Here to take our Eligibility Survey and schedule your appointment.

Am I guaranteed to receive a medical marijuana recommendation?

NO. While we do offer a money back guarantee if you do not receive a recommendation, we DO NOT guarantee that you will receive a recommendation. You can only receive a recommendation if your doctor determines you have a qualifying condition as defined by Florida law, and that the benefits of using medical marijuana outweigh the risks.

Do I have to pay an evaluation fee if I do not qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation?

No, you will be refunded in full!!

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana recommendation?

Approximately 15 minutes! Come in for your exam, and if you qualify, your physician will immediately add you to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
To get your card and begin treatment after you receive a recommendation, you must pay a fee to the state and upload a passport photo to apply for the card. This can be done through the email you received after you obtained your recommendation. To get more information, or to complete a paper application, click here.

Who is Eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Florida?

Speaking with our Florida medical marijuana doctors, you will discuss your particular situation and need, but there are two general requirements for any patient to be given a medical marijuana recommendation and obtain a card from the State: You must be either a permanent or temporary resident within the State of Florida to both receive and maintain your MMJ card from the state. This card is utilized at medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state, and will only work in Florida dispensaries. Cards issued in other states may not apply, nor may a card issued in Florida apply in other states. You must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a certified doctor. Beyond the enumerated list below, the law allows a terminal condition diagnosed by a physician, or other debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class such as depression, anxiety, and migraines.

Will My Florida Medical Marijuana Card Work Anywhere in the State?

Florida patients who have received their Florida medical cannabis card may purchase at any state-licensed dispensary. Regardless if your card was issued by medical marijuana doctors in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, or anywhere within the State of Florida, as a Florida resident you would qualify to purchase medical marijuana.

Can I Travel Across State Lines With Marijuana If I Have A Card?

As of now, No. Federal law prohibits carrying marijuana across state lines. It would be considered drug trafficking.

Can I Use My Florida Medical Marijuana Card in Other States?

While medical marijuana remains a Schedule I narcotic at the federal level it has been legalized for some states. Many have agreements between them to allow out-of-state medical marijuana cards. This is known as “reciprocity.” Florida does not yet offer reciprocity, that is, those with out-of-state medical marijuana cards cannot use them in Florida. However, Floridians can use a medical marijuana card in some other states with certain guidelines. Read on to learn which states allow the use of your Florida medical marijuana card. Read more here.

Are Medical Records for Medical Marijuana Private?

The Florida Department of Health branch known as the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) has strict power over the online registry, giving access only to your marijuana doctors, law enforcement, dispensary staff, and the Florida Department of Health itself. Within your private Florida medical record, your registry entry has both your qualifying medical condition, or multiple qualifying conditions, and the recommended amount and method of medical marijuana provided by your doctor.

What Do I Need as a Caregiver?

If you are a caregiver in the State of Florida, you must also meet certain requirements to be issued a ‘caregiver card’ by the state. The patient must also have a qualified medical marijuana card issued by the state in order for the caregiver to receive theirs. You must present a Florida driver’s license or other form of identification in order to receive a caregiver card, which will notate both the caregiver and patient name. When purchasing at a dispensary anywhere in the state, caregivers must present both their caregiver card and the patient card in order to purchase cannabis.

How Often Do I Need to Renew My Medical Marijuana Recommendation?

A physician certification given to Florida patients is valid by Florida state law for up to 210 days (or seven months). In order to purchase medical cannabis you will need an active recommendation from a Florida medical marijuana doctor and an active Florida medical marijuana card.

Medical marijuana cards in the State of Florida are valid for 1 year.

The State of Florida charges $75 annually for a Medical Marijuana card.

Does Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana in the State of Florida?

At this time, no Florida medical insurance provider will cover any kind of medical cannabis or medical marijuana treatment. Florida patients are required to pay for their visit with any marijuana doctors in Florida out of pocket.