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How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Florida

Florida – A medical ID card is required to get legal medically processed cannabis under Florida law from a licensed dispensary, also referred to by the state as an MMTC (Medical Marijuana Treatment Center). 

This handbook is the complete guide that answers all the questions that have come up on How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card in FL. As a resident of the state, the process on how to get a medical marijuana card in Florida is as follows:

Florida marijuana qualifying conditions

Step 1 – Qualify

A Patient may be entered into the Florida Office of Marijuana Use Registry if they first:

Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition from a certified doctor. They will enter you into the registry to get your marijuana card.

Qualifying Conditions for Legal Medical Marijuana in Florida

Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above. This means, it’s up to the doctor in the end to determine if medical marijuana is a viable treatment option for your ailment. 

Full List of Medical Conditions that have Qualified Patients for a Florida Marijuana Card

Step 2 – Get Entered Into The System

  • Patients and/or their Caregivers will then be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their Certified Physician.

Step 3 – Get Your Patient ID

  • Once you have been entered into the Registry, your physician will provide you with your Patient ID Number. You will need this to apply for your required Registry Identification Card.

Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry Log In

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Q&A Other Important Information About Florida Marijuana Cards

  • $75 – The Department accepts applications from patients and legal representatives. Patients must be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may be submitted online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, or mailed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
  • Navigating the OMMU

How much does a Recommending Marijuana Doctor in Florida Cost?

  • The Average Cost to visit a Certified Ordering Doctor is $150-$300 for the initial visit and $100 – $200 for the follow up visit. Some doctors are offering a monthly subscription service between $40 – $90 monthly. This can be much more costly in the long run.

How often do I have to see my Doctor?

  • Your Doctor can write an order for 70 days of cannabis with 3 refills. Many Doctors will refill without an in person visit. Once the 3 refills have been completed (210 days) you will need an in office visit with your Doctor for another renewal.

Where can I find a FL Marijuana Doctor?

How Long Is a Florida Marijuana Card Good?

  • 1 Year

My Florida Medical Marijuana Card has Expired. How to get a Renewal?

  • To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or legal representative must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date.

Once I have my Florida MMJ card, where can I buy marijuana?

What do I need to do if I change my address or other information changes?

  • Requests to replace a lost or stolen card will require the cardholder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of his or her Florida driver’s license or identification card and a $15 replacement fee.

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card?

  • According to a recent release from the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, paper applications were processed in about 14 days, and online applications took about 7 days. Patients can use an e-mail approval from the state temporarily while waiting for their Florida marijuana ID card in the mail.

What happens if I lose my card?

  • Requests to replace a lost or stolen card will require the cardholder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of his or her Florida driver’s license or identification card and a $15 replacement fee.

The information on my card is wrong or outdated. How do I correct it?

  • Requests to replace a lost or stolen card will require the cardholder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of his or her Florida driver’s license or identification card and a $15 replacement fee.

Can I alter or laminate my card?

  • No

Where can I find & how to log into the FL Marijuana Use Registry system?

FL Medical Marijuana FAQ's

Frequently asked questions we receive regarding FL medical marijuana.

Can I Smoke Weed Once Qualified?

  • Yes, if your doctor approves you for smokable a delivery method.

Can I Own a Gun and Get MMJ in Florida?

Can I Take My Medical Marijuana to a Different State?

  • No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Florida only. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

How do I get medical marijuana if I can’t move around?

  • Some medical marijuana physicians do make house calls for patients or potential patients that are unable to move around easily, including but not limited to severely sick or hospice patients. The majority of the Florida dispensary brands offer home delivery service.

Can I use my FL MedCard in other states?

Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Florida?

  • Florida law has several requirements for patients to be eligible to receive low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.
    1. A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition as stated above
    2. A patient must be a Florida resident.
    3. If under the age of 18, a patient must have a second physician agree to the use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis in order to obtain an order from a qualified physician.
    4. An ordering physician must determine the risks of using low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis are reasonable in light of the benefit to the patient.
    5. A patient must be registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their ordering physician.

I see CBD Oils for sale on commercials, the internet and signs at head shops around town, is this CBD Oil legal in Florida?

  • Hemp derived CBD oil is legal, however to obtain Cannabis derived CBD oil, you will need to be entered into the registry by a qualified ordering physician.

Will CBD, or cannabidiol oil get me high?

  • No. CBD is a product that has no THC if derived from hemp and very little if derived from cannabis. THC is the chemical compound that creates the “high”. CBD products are available for patients that need a  for non-euphoric treatment.

Are THC Infused edibles allowed in Florida?

  • Edibles are currently not allowed until The Florida Department Of Health establishes rules regarding edibles. Section 381.986 Florida Statutes directs the department to create rules for marijuana edible products.

What is the difference between CBD & THC?

  • Psychoactive Vs. Non-Psychoactive. THC creates a euphoric effect due to the way it connects to the bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. Cannabidiol, or CBD reacts differently and is used with patients that require or prefer non euphoric care.

Will I test positive for THC if my job drug tests me?

  • It depends on the product. Patients using cannabidiol, or CBD medicines, may not test positive. Other cannabis medications will cause patients to test positive.

Is medical marijuana in Florida covered by my insurance?

  • Because medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law, insurance will not cover the costs for THC & CBD Meds.

Is CBD for Pets really a thing?

  • Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

Where can I get CBD for pets near me?

Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?

  • Similar to all states Florida medical cannabis card holders have to be responsible. It is important to remember that when smoking in public, it may be assumed that you are using it for recreational use, which is illegal on a Federal Level. Florida medical marijuana card holders are advised to consume their medicine responsibly, in the safety of their home or in a private residence.

I Recently Read An Article That Recreational Weed Was Legal In Florida, Is This True?

  • No. Recreational Marijuana Is NOT LEGAL in Florida – The Article was Fake News.

Once I have my FL marijuana card, can I grow my own marijuana?

  • No. Florida law only allows the licensed dispensing organizations to grow, process and dispense marijuana. The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation. It is important to remember marijuana is illegal under federal law.

How Much Should I consume?

  • You should always consult with a Florida marijuana certified physician before using and that doctor will set the course of treatment.
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