When it comes to obtaining a medical marijuana card, each state has different rules. There are specific steps that must be taken in order to be granted a medical marijuana card in the state of Florida. You must be at least 18 years old, be able to prove that you are a Florida resident, and be found to suffer from one or more qualifying conditions, by a licensed physician.
After you’ve been diagnosed by your primary care physician, you must request your medical records describing your qualifying diagnosis. Once you’ve obtained these records, you will bring them to your medical marijuana evaluation appointment. The licensed physician from this appointment will determine whether or not you are a valid candidate. Qualifying patients must then register with the Department of Health, and submit all required paperwork to the Board of Medicine, as instructed.
Since you’re here reading this, chances are you’re curious about whether you or a loved one will qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Florida. The following list of qualifying conditions is in-depth, but not comprehensive. In essence, it is up to the qualifying physician to determine whether or not your symptoms can be treated with medical marijuana.
Qualifying Conditions for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Seizures
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Chronic Pain & Inflammation
- Frequent Nausea/Vomiting
- Hepatitis C
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Chronic Muscle Spasms/Spasticity
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Terminal Conditions (diagnosed by at least 2 licensed physicians)
- Any Other Medical Conditions Comparative to Those Listed Above (determined by licensed physician)
Lastly, it’s important for you to understand that doctors, by law, cannot directly prescribe medical marijuana. In fact, marijuana prescriptions are illegal. For this reason, medical marijuana physicians simply supply patients with recommendations, in compliance with state law.
All things considered, if you believe that you or a loved one would be a good candidate for medical marijuana, call us at (786) 224-4005 or schedule your free medical marijuana evaluation online, today.
On Tuesday night, the medical marijuana initiative expanded a bit more, with two more states hopping on board! As each day passes, it seems as though more people are finally understanding the incredible, medical benefits that cannabis has to offer!
Missouri became the 31st state to legalize medical marijuana. The amendment passed by a 66% vote. Under this new law, qualifying patients will receive identification cards that allow either them or their caregivers to grow up to 6 plants, and purchase at least 4 ounces from a dispensary on a monthly basis. Unlike other states, qualified physicians in Missouri can approve patients for any condition they see fit; there are no specified qualifying conditions.
Surprisingly enough, the conservative state of Utah became the 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana, late Tuesday night. While the details of this proposition are subject to compromise and change, patients granted a medical marijuana card will be allowed to purchase up to 2 ounces of medical marijuana or products containing 10 grams of CBD or THC from a dispensary during any two-week period. Patients (or designated caregivers) that live 100+ miles from a licensed dispensary, will be permitted to grow up to 6 plants at home. Under this new law, patients will not be allowed to smoke marijuana.
As stated above, these details are subject to change before the law goes into effect. Opponents to the proposition, want to keep at-home cultivation illegal and take edibles off of the table. As far as Utah goes, the details are still up in the air. The important thing, however, is that people from both sides have come together to push this integral legislation through!
Michigan became the first midwestern state to legalize recreational pot, on Tuesday, and the 10th overall state to do so. The state of Michigan legalized medical marijuana way back in 2008. The new bill will allow adults 21 years and older, to purchase, possess, and use marijuana and marijuana-infused products. It will also allow said people to grow up to 12 plants for personal use. Each residence can have up to 10-ounces of marijuana at one time. Municipalities have the option to ban marijuana businesses.
Voters approved medical marijuana use back in 2016. Legislation for recreational marijuana, however, was struck-down by voters on Tuesday. 41% of voters supported the measure, while 59% did not. The new law would have been the most permissive law to date, by allowing no limit to the growth, possession, and consumption of marijuana.
While we can’t win them all, Tuesday was a huge success for the medical marijuana initiative in the grand scheme of things. More people will now have access to medical marijuana, than they did last week. That’s a win! Through education, we will continue to work towards a nation where medical marijuana is available to anyone who needs it!
If you’re a Florida resident, and believe that you’d be a good candidate for medical marijuana, call us a (786) 224-4005 or schedule your free consultation online. Don’t wait a moment longer! Get relief from your symptoms, now!