In Florida, medical marijuana use is legal for patients with qualifying health conditions. But, to legally obtain cannabis, patients must have a medical marijuana (MMJ) card. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use in Florida regulates MMJ cards, ensuring that patients have a doctor’s recommendation before using medical cannabis.
The Process of Getting a Florida MMJ Card
To obtain a Florida MMJ card in Florida, the first step is making sure that you qualify. The conditions that qualify for a Florida MMJ card include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic muscle spasms
- Any similarly severe medical condition
Patients who are diagnosed with a terminal condition or chronic malignant pain caused by one of the qualifying conditions listed above can also qualify for an MMJ card.
You’ll need to get a diagnosis from your primary care physician for a qualifying condition to start the process of getting your card. After receiving your diagnosis, visit a licensed medical marijuana doctor to get a recommendation and complete the process of applying for your card.
Your Appointment With a Medical Marijuana Doctor
Bring a valid Florida ID, proof of Florida residency, and medical records to your appointment with a medical marijuana doctor. Your doctor will determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for you, advise you on cannabis use for your condition, and simplify the process of submitting your application to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use for a Florida MMJ card. This application can be completed on paper or online on the Medical Marijuana Use Registry website, and there’s a $75 processing fee.
The team at Tetra Health Care includes physicians that are all members of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. We offer medical marijuana recommendations so that patients in Florida suffering from medical conditions can obtain MMJ cards. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!