FAQ

General Questions

If you are a Florida resident and have a qualifying medical condition, you’re eligible to apply for a Florida medical marijuana card.

 

Patients diagnosed with any of the following conditions are eligible to apply for a FL medical marijuana card:

• Cancer
• Epilepsy
• Glaucoma
• HIV
• AIDS
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Crohn’s disease
• Parkinson’s disease
• Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
• A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
• Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition.

Patients may purchase up to a 70-day supply as determined by their recommending physician.

A variety of products are available to Florida patients including vaporizer cartridges, capsules, tinctures, topicals, and nasal sprays.

Patient

  • Please bring a valid Florida state identification card or driver's license with you.
  • For new patients, you have to bring some kind of medical documentation to your evaluation. This could be X-rays, MRI’s, prescriptions, physician letters, medications, or any other documentation that may show that you have seen a doctor and have been diagnosed with a medical condition.
  • If you are doing a renewal from another doctor then you will have to bring your previous original recommendation with you. We cannot take a copy, as we need to see the original doctors signature on the old recommendation. Previous recommendation must not be past 30 days.

It usually takes about two to four weeks. According to a recent release from the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, paper applications were processed in about 23 days, and online applications took about 17 days. However, patients no longer have to wait for a physical card to come in the mail. They can temporarily use an e-mail approval from the state.

Not necessarily. When our physicians write orders for patients, we take into account ou patient’s needs and preferences. Patients with certain conditions, including the severe nausea or lack of appetite experienced by some cancer patients, may have orders that suggest a drug combination that gives a euphoric high, but other strains don’t.

Yes. Many dispensaries offer different strains of dried marijuana specialized to treat various ailments and symptoms.
Beyond that, some dispensaries offer oils, concentrates, liquids that can be vaporized, topical ointments, pills, edibles, wax and accessories.

 

It depends on the product. Patients using cannabidiol, or CBD medicines, may not test positive. Other cannabis medications will cause patients to test positive.  Be sure to discuss this with your HR department prior to taking the test.

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