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It is our mission to advocate for medical cannabis patients and to assist prospective applicants in navigating the registration process in their respective states. We offer our services to residents of multiple states applying for medical marijuana programs, including Florida.
Florida has authorized the use of telemedicine to certify patients for medical marijuana cards. At the Sanctuary, our staff members are available to schedule a virtual appointment for you with one of our doctors. You do not need to have a prior doctor's evaluation to meet with our licensed physicians.
During your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if you meet the state’s requirements for medical marijuana use. If your physician believes you would benefit from marijuana use, they will submit a certificate to the Florida MMUR as soon as possible. Once your information is in the system, you can continue the application process on the MMUR website.
Simply call us at (863) 588-3186 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
How to get your Florida medical cannabis card
To receive a Florida cannabis card, you need to receive a certification from a qualified Florida physician. Our helpful staff will book your appointment with a qualified physician and explain the steps you need to take to obtain a medical marijuana card in Florida. Whether you live in Jacksonville or Kissimmee, the Sanctuary can help.
Since certain medical conditions qualify for cannabis use in Florida, such as multiple sclerosis and certain forms of chronic pain, you will need a referral from a qualified physician. At your appointment, you and your Florida cannabis doctor will discuss your qualifying condition and they will perform an exam to ensure you meet state requirements. If your doctor believes that you qualify, they will enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) overseen by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
After your cannabis doctor enters your information into the MMUR, you are eligible to complete Florida’s medical marijuana application online or by mail. You will need to provide proof of residency, pay a fee, and submit a passport-style photograph. The OMMU will review your application and approve or deny your request for a Florida cannabis card.
If the OMMU approves you for cannabis use, you will receive a medical marijuana card in the mail. You can use your cannabis card to purchase medical marijuana at any of the licensed dispensaries in Florida. You can visit a dispensary, or Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC), throughout the state of Florida, including Miami, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Winter Haven.
Florida legalized medical marijuana in 2014 with the passage of the Compassionate Use Act. Initially, the Compassionate Use Act only allowed for the use of low THC cannabis for epilepsy and cancer. These medical marijuana laws expanded when then-Governor Rick Scott expanded the Right to Try Act in 2016, which added cannabis to a list of experimental drugs for patients with a terminal illness.
In 2016, Florida voters passed the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which received 71.3% of the vote. This law effectively expanded the state’s medical cannabis program, amending the Florida Constitution to expand the list of qualifying conditions and establishing the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.Call (863) 588-3186 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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