Apply for Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Make an Appointment with a Licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor in Port Charlotte, FL and get Approved TODAY!
Limited Time Pricing:
Initial Evaluation: $129 (reg $199)

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Call or text us: (941) 491-1006

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Medical Marijuana Card Port Charlotte, FL

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

1100 El Jobean Rd Suite 110 Port Charlotte, FL 33948

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute advocates for Florida medical marijuana patients. We walk our clients through the entire process of obtaining a medical marijuana card.

Medical marijuana doctor examinations are available through the Sanctuary. Certified Florida doctors can evaluate your qualifying condition(s) and issue you a cannabis use certificate. When it comes time for your seven-month recertification, our doctors also offer online card renewals.

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About The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute works with medical marijuana doctors who are committed to helping you live your best life. They will patiently walk you through the process and assess your needs to best promote your wellness.

All of our doctors are certified by the State of Florida to send medical marijuana recommendations to the Florida Department of Health, allowing you to purchase medicinal marijuana in the Port Charlotte region and throughout the state.

To help you navigate this new healthcare journey, our experts will explain how to get your card and address some frequently asked questions.

No prior evaluation is required to meet with our certified physician. Call us today at (239) 880-3457 to schedule your appointment.

Who Is Eligible for a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

Three elements determine medical marijuana eligibility in the state of Florida:

  • Patients must be at least 18 years old (caregivers must be at least 21 years old and can apply on behalf of patients under 18).
  • You must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
  • You must be a Florida resident, either permanently or temporarily.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Port Charlotte, Florida

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    Call the Sanctuary to Schedule a Visit with a Certified Doctor

    You must first receive certification from a Florida-approved physician in order to be eligible for a Florida cannabis card. Our helpful staff will book your appointment and guide you through the steps required to obtain a Florida medical marijuana card.

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    Meet with a Florida Cannabis Doctor

    You'll need a recommendation from a registered medical marijuana physician since people in Florida are only eligible to use cannabis for certain conditions. During your appointment, your Florida cannabis doctor will evaluate your qualifying condition(s) and complete an examination to make sure you meet the state's requirements for medical cannabis use. If your doctor decides you're eligible to use medical marijuana, they'll add your information to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR), which is overseen by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).

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    Submit Your Registration Through the State’s Website

    Once your medical marijuana provider has entered your information into the MMUR, you can apply online or by mail for medicinal marijuana in Florida. Included must be payment, evidence of residency, and a passport-style photo. Your application will then be reviewed by the OMMU.

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    Visit a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in Florida to Purchase Cannabis Products

    A medical marijuana card will be sent to you by mail if the OMMU grants you permission to use cannabis. As soon as you have it, you will be able to buy medical marijuana from dispensaries all around Florida.


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How to Renew Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Florida medical marijuana cards expire one year after they are issued. Patients can apply for card renewals up to 45 days before they expire. If this is not done, the state will mark the card as delinquent and you will no longer be able to use it. You can renew your card online or by mail.

Florida patients must also see a medical marijuana doctor every seven months or 210 days for a recertification appointment according to state law. These consultations can take place in person or online.

To renew your Florida medical marijuana card, follow these steps:

  • Schedule a recertification appointment with one of the Sanctuary’s medical marijuana doctors
  • Submit a renewal application through the MMUR online portal or by mail
  • Pay the state’s $75 renewal fee

The OMMU usually reviews online applications within 10 business days of receiving them.

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Florida Medical Marijuana

The OMMU is in charge of MMJ card distribution in Florida. Only Florida residents who meet the state's criteria can apply for a Florida medical marijuana card.

Applicants under the age of 18 must include a designation of an adult caregiver within their application and the MMUR. Only caregivers are permitted to purchase medical marijuana products for patients who’re minors.


In order to be eligible to receive an official Florida medical marijuana card, you must be diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions:

Medical marijuana patients can only purchase and possess up to two and a half ounces of smokable marijuana at a time. If your medical marijuana doctor believes you require more, he or she can submit a Request for Exception Form to the OMMU on your behalf.

Patients are not permitted to use medical marijuana products in public, but the state makes some exceptions for non-smokable, low-THC products. Furthermore, patients are not permitted to share their medical cannabis with anyone else, including their caregiver.

Finally, getting a Florida MMJ card does not allow you to grow your own medical cannabis.

Visit the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Call (239) 880-3457 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation!

How Do I Prove Florida Residency?

Applicants for Florida MMJ cards must be residents of Florida, either full-time or part-time. Full-time residents must have a valid Florida driver's license or state identification card. Other forms of proof of residency will not be accepted when applying for an MMJ card as a full-time resident.

Full-Time Residents

If a full-time resident applies online, the registration will immediately validate a driver's license or state ID with the DMV. If applying on paper, full-time residents must provide a copy of their Florida driver's license or state ID card.

Temporary/Part-Time/Seasonal Residents

A temporary resident is defined by Florida law as someone who:

  • Spends at least 31 days in Florida each calendar year
  • Returns to their native state at least once per year
  • Is a registered voter in the United States or pays income taxes in another state

Temporary residents must provide copies of two of the following documents:

  • A mortgage, a deed, a monthly mortgage statement, a mortgage payment booklet, or a lease agreement
  • One proof of residence address from a person with whom the part-time resident lives, as well as a declaration stating that the part-time resident resides there
  • A hook-up/work order for water, cable, or electricity that is less than 60 days old
  • A bill for water, cable, or utilities that is less than 60 days old
  • Mail received from a financial institution within the last 60 days
  • Mail that is less than 60 days old from a federal, state, county, or city government agency

Where Can I Buy Medical Marijuana in Port Charlotte?

Once you obtain your MMJ card, you may use it at any of the many Port Charlotte dispensaries that have been authorized by the state. Some of the best include:

  • Curaleaf: 1994 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33980
  • Trulieve: 4120 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33952
  • AYR Cannabis Dispensary: 4656 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL, 33980
  • VidaCann: 1100 El Jobean Rd, #112, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

This search engine, provided by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), offers a comprehensive and current list of dispensaries that have been authorized by the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Florida, there are three charges involved with obtaining a medical marijuana card:

1. Initial Medical Marijuana Doctor Consultation

For new patients, the initial consultation costs $199, but through The Sanctuary, these consultations only cost $129!

2. Application Charges

A new application will cost $75. Renewal applications cost $75 as well. A $2.75 convenience fee is applied to online payments.

3. Recertification Fees for Doctors

Every seven months, patients must receive recertification from a medicinal marijuana doctor. Recertifying your card through the Sanctuary costs just $99!

Patients and caregivers must apply for a yearly renewal 45 days before the expiration dates of their cards. You have the option of submitting your application online or via mail.

According to the Florida Department of Health, patients must be re-certified by a medical marijuana doctor once every seven months.

According to Florida law, you can only use medical marijuana on private, non-federal land that is not visible to the public. Medical marijuana cannot be legally consumed on or in the following locations:

  • Public transportation
  • Public areas
  • The workplace (unless approved by your employer)
  • State correctional facilities
  • Parks, museums, and other federal property
  • The grounds of a preschool, primary, or secondary school
  • School buses
  • Vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Motorboats

Prospective medical cannabis patients in Florida must attend an in-person appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor to be eligible for an MMJ card. However, existing patients can attend online appointments to maintain their eligibility and renew their cards.

As long as you have one of the state’s qualifying conditions, the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Florida is fairly straightforward. The Sanctuary’s knowledgeable staff can guide you through each step of it.

No–you cannot enter a Florida dispensary without first showing your state-issued medical marijuana card.

Medical Marijuana Card Port Charlotte, Fl | Marijuana Doctors The Sanctuary
1100 El Jobean Rd Suite 110
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 491-1006

Directions to Our Port Charlotte, FL Office

Head northeast on W Seminole Dr toward Gentian Rd 30 sec (0.1 mi) Follow US Hwy 41 S to El Jobean Rd in Charlotte County 28 min (17.9 mi) Turn right onto S Tamiami Trail/US Hwy 41 S Pass by AutoZone Auto Parts (on the right in 13.4 mi) 15.7 mi Continue straight onto US Hwy 41 S 2.1 mi Continue on El Jobean Rd to your destination in Port Charlotte 2 min (0.4 mi) Turn right onto El Jobean Rd 0.1 mi Turn left Pass by Steak 'n Shake (on the right) 0.1 mi Turn right 0.1 mi Turn right 187 ft Turn right Destination will be on the right 164 ft

Take Golfview Rd to Rotonda Cir 1 min (0.4 mi) Head northeast on Golfview Pl toward Golfview Terrace 144 ft Turn left onto Golfview Terrace 0.1 mi Turn left onto Golfview Rd 0.2 mi Drive along FL-776 23 min (14.8 mi) Turn right onto Rotonda Cir 2.9 mi Turn left onto Rotonda Blvd N 0.1 mi Continue onto Sunnybrook Blvd 0.1 mi Turn right onto Gulfstream Blvd 2.9 mi Turn right onto FL-776 8.7 mi Drive to your destination in Port Charlotte 1 min (0.2 mi) Turn right 335 ft Turn left 102 ft Turn right 52 ft Turn left 138 ft Turn left 49 ft Turn right Destination will be on the right 164 ft

Follow Aqui Esta Dr to Tamiami Trail/US Hwy 41 N in Punta Gorda 2 min (0.8 mi) Head south on Chapman Blvd toward Aqui Esta Dr 82 ft Turn left onto Aqui Esta Dr 0.7 mi Follow Tamiami Trail/US Hwy 41 N 18 min (9.7 mi) Turn left onto Tamiami Trail/US Hwy 41 N Pass by Hungry Howie's (on the right in 1.8 mi) 8.9 mi Continue straight to stay on Tamiami Trail/US Hwy 41 N Pass by Chick-fil-A (on the right) 0.8 mi Drive to your destination in Port Charlotte 3 min (0.6 mi) Turn left 0.2 mi Turn right at Murdock Cir 0.4 mi Turn right 187 ft Turn right Destination will be on the right 164 ft