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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Book An Appointment

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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It has never been easier for Ft Myers residents to get a medical marijuana card in Florida, 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 Myers?


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 Myers. 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 at 13971 N Cleveland Ave Location.

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. Myers?


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. Myers 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. Myers Location


If you live in Ft. Myers, or nearby in Botanica Lakes, Dean Park, Edison Park 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 Lee County or any of the surrounding counties, we have here to serve you. Ft. Myers 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:

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”.

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Nathaniel Miller, D.O.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rochelle Powell, LCSW

Rochelle Powell, LCSW

License # SW16663

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

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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

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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.