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It has never been easier for Ft. Lauderdale residents to get a medical marijuana card, especially when dealing with extremely knowledgeable cannabis doctors such as those at DocMJ. Receiving your medical cannabis card through DocMJ will give you the ability to purchase through any local or statewide dispensary.
How to Get Medical Marijuana in Ft. Lauderdale?
While the process is simple, it's important to be aware that in order to qualify for medical cannabis, you must first consult with a licensed and certified marijuana doctor to determine your eligibility for medical marijuana.
Set Up an Appointment
The first step towards receiving your medical marijuana card is to book an appointment on our website. In order to qualify, you must have at least one of the qualifying conditions necessary to be considered and approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors in Ft. Lauderdale. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to have a secondary follow-up visit with one of our doctors at a local medical marijuana clinic.
Consult With Your Doctor
At your visit, your doctor will meet with you during a 15 minute appointment where they discuss your qualifying conditions, review your medical records, your eligibility for medical marijuana, and answer any questions you may have about medical cannabis. If approved, your doctor will add you into the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Receive Your Medical Marijuana Card
After application to the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry, you will apply for and receive your medical marijuana card, in many cases, you will be able to purchase medical cannabis on the same day. Once you receive your medical marijuana card, you will be able to purchase marijuana from any marijuana dispensary in the State of Florida, completely legally! Medical marijuana cards in the State of Florida are valid for 1 year. Medical marijuana recommendations from your physician are valid for a maximum of 210 days, or 7 months.
What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Ft. Lauderdale?
Now that you know the process, the next question you likely have is: Do I qualify for medical marijuana? The following is a list of conditions which the State of Florida has approved for the use of medical cannabis, in addition, your physician may be able to qualify you if you have a similar condition to:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - A debilitating condition which can result in panic attacks, nightmares, detachment, overwhelming emotions, or in some cases, self-destructive behavior.
- Parkinson's Disease - A neurodegenerative disorder which can cause loss of control with motor or non-motor function.
- Crohn's Disease - A condition which can result in severe IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, pain and discomfort, and nausea.
- Chronic Muscle Spasms - A condition where you experience pain and tightening of the muscles, potentially related to other issues such as MS.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - A progressive neurodegenerative disease, causing serious motor function issues over time.
- Epilepsy/Seizures Disorders - A neurological disorder where sensitivities can trigger episodes within the sufferer.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - A disease that can potentially disable the sufferer's brain or spinal cord, resulting in physical alteration and possibly lack of function.
- Glaucoma - An ocular condition which can result in mild, severe, or permanent blindness.
- HIV/AIDS - An immunodeficiency virus which attacks the human body immune system, weakening it and making the sufferer susceptible to severe symptoms.
- Cancer - Various different types of cancer exist, with multiple ways that it can affect someone. Each type of cancer needs consideration when analyzing for medical marijuana card qualification.
- Chronic Non-Malignant Pain - Multiple different types of chronic non-malignant pain can exist, so it's important to discuss with your marijuana doctor about what you experience.
If you have been diagnosed or show symptoms of one or more of the above, you may be able to obtain a medical marijuana card through one of our physicians. Medical cannabis can ease the suffering of any of these conditions, and it's important to discuss your conditions and symptoms with your physician when having your consultation. Because every person is different, there is no one singular prescription, and our medical marijuana doctors can help guide you to the best fit for you
What Do I Do Once I Have a Florida Medical Marijuana Card?
After receiving approval from one of our Ft. Lauderdale medical marijuana doctors, you will be able to obtain your card from the State and purchase medical marijuana at any dispensary within the city or State of Florida. While there are many options to purchase at a dispensary, our physicians will help to guide you to the best option for you, whether it be packaged flower, topical, pre-roll, or edibles. Your doctor will also go over the dosage amounts and different requirements that you specifically may need to satisfy your condition. If you have any questions you can discuss it with any one of our marijuana doctors during your visit. But after meeting with one of our extremely knowledgeable physicians, you will be able to visit any Florida medical marijuana dispensary and receive your desired dosage of medicinal marijuana.
About our Ft. Lauderdale Location
If you live in Ft. Lauderdale, or nearby in Victoria Park, Imperial Point, Lauderdale Beach or any other areas in the city, we have close locations for your convenience. When you start the booking process on our website, you will be able to choose from any location for your visit with a medical marijuana doctor. Whether you live in Broward County or any of the surrounding counties, we have here to serve you. Ft. Lauderdale is more than just a tourist destination; it's an ever-growing city with something for everyone, and an increasingly popular destination for families and retirees to relocate. Regardless if you're new to the area, or a long-time resident, or a temporary resident (snow bird) simply being a Florida resident with one or more of the qualifying conditions above makes you a candidate for getting a medical marijuana card. Whether you are a recent or long-term sufferer of a qualifying condition, contact our offices today or book an appointment right through our website and meet with some of the best medical marijuana doctors the state has to offer!
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Under Florida law, these conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card:
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
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.
A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.
Eye conditions marked by increase intraocular pressure that can cause blindness.
Chronic muscle spasms
Sudden, involuntary movement in one or more muscles.
Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
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”.
Nathaniel Miller, D.O.
Jack Rothman, M.D.
David Markowitz, M.D.
Lenka Zachar, M.D. FACS
Peter Calkin, M.D.
Gregory Ward, M.D.
Charles Chung, M.D.
Shirley Zelikovsky, M.D.
Marc Puchir, D.O.
Carlos Levy, D.O.
Denise Schow, M.D.
Wen Ting Zheng-Smith, M.D. PhD
Marissa Magsino, M.D.
Danielle Gliosca, D.O.
Frank Russo, M.D.
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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 it 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.