Applying for a medical marijuana card in Florida is a straightforward process, but if this is your first application, there may be some parts you are unsure about. How much cannabis can you buy at a time? Are you allowed to grow your own plants? Which doctors are qualified enough to certify your condition?
You have questions, the Sanctuary Wellness Institute has answers. Read on to learn more about the most common questions we receive about the Florida medical marijuana process.
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) oversees cannabis card applications for the state of Florida. To apply, you will need to follow these steps.
1.Check that you have a qualifying medical condition. 2.Visit a licensed Florida physician to evaluate your condition. 3.Wait for your physician to email you a Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) ID number and login credentials. 4.Complete your application online or send it to the OMMU office via mail.
You will need to supply proof of Florida residency, identification, and a $75 fee with your application.
You will also need to renew your card at least 45 days before the expiration date, which you can submit your renewal application online or via mail. You can view the OMMU’s renewal application instructions here.
You can buy medical cannabis at any medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) licensed by the OMMU. You can search for an MMTC near you by using the OMMU’s online search tool. Remember to bring your ID, cannabis card, and cash with you each time you buy!
Florida law prohibits patients from growing their own marijuana, even if they have a cannabis card. Only licensed MMTCs may grow and dispense this substance. You can face legal consequences if you grow your own cannabis plants.
You can purchase up to a 70-day supply of cannabis products at a time, as well as a 35-day supply of dried marijuana flower. You can purchase both of these allotments at the same time, and licensed MMTCs will have allotment trackers to ensure you don’t go over your limit.
Your doctor will create the terms of your prescription, so speak to them about any concerns you have regarding the amount and type of cannabis you buy.
Florida has very strict rules regarding where you can consume or smoke cannabis. In most cases, the only place you can safely consume marijuana is in a private residence.
You cannot use marijuana:
Driving while under the influence of cannabis is also illegal and highly dangerous, and MMTCs do not permit marijuana use on their properties. Stay safe and use your medical cannabis in the privacy of your home.
All Florida patients will need to visit a certified medical marijuana doctor when applying for a cannabis prescription. Finding the right doctor can be a challenge; Florida requires physicians to complete a certain course with each license renewal, and these doctors must be in good standing with the state.
If you need a cannabis doctor, contact the Sanctuary Wellness Institute today. We connect Florida residents with physicians who have the training and good standing necessary to certify them for medical marijuana prescriptions.