Now that the use of marijuana for medical treatment has been passed in the state of Florida, legislation has developed the process in which patients can discover whether they are eligible. Before you can obtain a medical marijuana card or even apply to receive one, there are certain requirements that you must meet.
- A permanent resident of the state of Florida
- Over the age of 18, or receive approval from a second physician to determine the need for treatment of a minor
- Registered with the Compassionate Use Registry by your ordering physician
If you have met the above requirements, you will then need to meet with a physician to be properly examined. To learn more about this process, click here.
During your certification appointment, you will meet with your physician and discuss the conditions of the Florida Medical Marijuana Program. According to law, it must be determined that there are no other FDA approved medications or treatment options available that may be used in place of this method. For many individuals, medicinal marijuana may prove to be the their final hope in finally finding relief.
After being reviewed and approved, your physician will provide a signed form that you must then attach to your official application for a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. You must provide a valid Florida ID and a physician fee to receive the form. The identification may be in the form of a Florida driver’s license or alternative state issued ID.
Once you have been approved by the state and receive your medical marijuana card, you can visit various licensed dispensaries to fulfill your prescription. As the market grows in Florida now that legislation has passed, more and more dispensaries will be arising in our area. This will make it easier and more accessible for you to access the resources that you need.