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Get A Medical Marijuana Card in The Villages

Get A Medical Marijuana Card in The Villages

The Villages, located in Sumter County, Florida, is known for being the premier active adult 55+ retirement community in the U.S. 

Many seniors often suffer from chronic joint pain and pain from arthritis, both of which are qualifying conditions for a Florida medical marijuana card, and we’re here to help seniors living in The Villages find out how they can qualify! We’ll go over how to schedule an appointment, how to apply for the card, and where to buy medical marijuana in and near The Villages. 

Getting Approved for a Medical Marijuana Card in The Villages

The first step to getting approved for a medical marijuana recommendation is scheduling an appointment with a certified Florida medical marijuana doctor. Scheduling is easy—simply visit DocMJ.com or call (888) 908.0143 to schedule your appointment over the phone with a DocMJ Patient Care Coordinator. Our office in The Villages is located near Trulieve at:

Oakland Hills Professional Center
13940 US-441 #902
The Villages, FL 32159

Our office staff can also be reached by email at info@docmj.com or by using the Live Chat option on our website. To chat with someone from our office, click the ‘Send message’ located at the bottom right corner of our website. Our Patient Care Coordinators are available to provide assistance Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please be aware that our administrative office is closed on Sundays. If you are unable to reach us by phone, leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 business hours.

After your exam has been scheduled you will receive an email with your appointment date and time, as well as an email containing a set of electronic intake forms. We do require that these forms be filled out at least 24 hours prior to your appointment, otherwise you may be assessed a fee and your appointment cancelled. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason, you can do so online through the DocMJ Patient Portal. Please see our full Billing Policy prior to cancelling or rescheduling.

You will be required to provide medical records either before or during your appointment with your Florida medical marijuana doctor. We recommend uploading a copy of your records to your intake forms and bringing a physical copy with you to your appointment. If you do not have access to your medical records, our records department will be happy to request them for you. We cannot accept records that have been uploaded to a disc or flash drive. Please be sure to bring your Florida drivers license or State ID card with you to your appointment.

Before you see your physician, the Medical Assistant will conduct a basic physical examination by checking your weight, temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. Your physician will then review your medical history and intake forms, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your condition and medical marijuana. If it is determined that you may benefit from a medical marijuana recommendation, your physician will enter you into the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Once entered into the MMU Registry you will receive an email from the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) with detailed instructions on how to complete your application and how to pay the $75 fee. Please allow 7-21 business days for the OMMU to process your application and payment. Once your application and payment have been processed, you will receive an email containing a temporary Registry ID Card that can be used to purchase products at any Florida medical marijuana dispensary. If you have any questions or concerns regarding that status of your application or payment, you can contact the OMMU at (800) 808.9580 or medicalmarijuanause@flhealth.gov for assistance.

Where Can You Buy Medical Marijuana in The Villages?

Please see our Florida Dispensary List to find out where you can purchase medical marijuana in or near The Villages. 

What Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in The Villages?

Both permanent and temporary Florida residents who have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition may be eligible for a Florida medical marijuana card. Snowbirds or temporary residents can use a photo ID and any 2 of the following documents to prove temporary Florida residency:

Mortgage statement or deed

Utility work order

Utility bill

Mail from any financial institution

Mail from any government agency

Proof of a Florida residential address combined with a supporting statement from the person with whom you’re residing

Other documentation that reflects proof of a Florida residential address

Temporary residents must also meet the following criteria:

Live in Florida for a minimum of 31 consecutive days each year

Maintain temporary residence in Florida

Return to your home state at minimum once a year

Be a registered voter or pay income tax in another state

Still unsure if you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card as a snowbird or temporary Florida resident? Check out our blog Here’s How Snowbirds & Temporary Residents Qualify for Florida Medical Marijuana for more information. 

Florida’s Amendment 2 outlines a wide range of conditions that may be eligible for a medical marijuana recommendation, including:


ALS (Lou Gehrig’s)



Back Pain

Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)


Crohn’s Disease

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome




Hepatitis C


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (with chronic abdominal pain)

Lyme Disease


Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle Spasms

Muscular Dystrophy

Parkinson’s Disease

Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)


Severe & Chronic Pain

Severe Nausea

Sickle Cell Anemia


Any Terminal Condition

Other Condition of Similar Kind Or Class

Pre-Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Recommendation in The Villages Today

Are you finally ready to find the relief you’ve been looking for? Start the process of becoming a legal Florida medical marijuana patient today! Complete our easy, online eligibility survey to find out if you pre-qualify for a Florida medical marijuana recommendation in just 5 minutes or less! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. At DocMJ we make recommendations easy!