Apply for Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card

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

Have questions or prefer to schedule on the phone?

Call or text us: (941) 953-8772

Online Appointments to Renew are Available

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The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

2065 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, FL 34239

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute is an advocate for medical marijuana patients throughout Florida. We guide our clients through the entire process of obtaining a Florida medical marijuana card.

The Sanctuary provides medical marijuana doctor evaluations with licensed doctors in Florida who can evaluate your qualifying condition(s) and certify you for cannabis use. When it comes time to renew your card, The Sanctuary can also help you do so through a telehealth appointment.

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Full refund if not approved No
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Medical Marijuana Doctors Sarasota, FL

Since 2014, Florida has allowed the use of medical marijuana. Enrolling in the state's program can still be challenging without help. In order to legally certify patients for medical marijuana, The Sanctuary collaborates with marijuana doctors who are accredited by the state of Florida.

Sarasota, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando are just a few of the Florida cities where we collaborate with medical professionals. If you work with us, we'll walk you through the procedures required to obtain a Florida medical marijuana card.


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How to Renew Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Florida's medical marijuana identification cards are valid for a full year after being issued. Before their cards expire, patients have 45 days to renew them. You won't be allowed to use your card if you don't do this since the state will consider it delinquent. You can renew your MMJ card by mail or online.

Every seven months or 210 days, patients in Florida must set up a recertification appointment with a medical marijuana doctor. There are both in-person and online consultations available.

Follow these steps to renew your Florida medicinal marijuana card:

  • 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

Within 10 business days of receiving online applications, the OMMU reviews them.

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Medical Marijuana Approval Process in Sarasota, FL

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    Call the Sanctuary to Schedule a Visit with a Certified Doctor

    You need a certification from an authorized Florida doctor in order to obtain an official Florida cannabis card. Our helpful staff will schedule your appointment with a licensed doctor and walk you through the process of obtaining medical marijuana in Florida.

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    Meet with a Florida Doctor via Phone or Computer

    To obtain a Florida MMJ card, you will need a recommendation from a licensed doctor. Only patients with specific medical conditions like multiple sclerosis or chronic pain are permitted to use cannabis in Florida. You and your Florida cannabis doctor will discuss your qualifying condition(s) during your appointment, and they will determine whether you qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Florida.

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    Submit Your Registration Through the State of Florida’s Website

    You can submit Florida's medical marijuana application online or by mail after your marijuana doctor enters your data into the MMUR. You will be required to submit a passport-style photo, payment, and proof of residency. Your request for a Florida cannabis card will be approved or rejected by the OMMU after it has reviewed your application.

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    Visit a Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center to Purchase Medical Marijuana

    If the OMMU grants you permission to use cannabis, your card will be mailed to you. With that Florida cannabis card in hand, you'll be able to buy medical marijuana products from any licensed dispensary in the state.


FloridaMedical Marijuana

In Florida, MMJ cards are issued by the OMMU. Anyone in Florida who satisfies the state's standards may apply for a medical marijuana card.

The name of an adult caregiver must be listed in both the application and the MMUR for applicants under the age of 18. The only people who are allowed to purchase medical marijuana on behalf of minors are caregivers.

Only 2.5 ounces of smokable marijuana can be purchased and kept at one time by medical marijuana users. Your doctor can file an OMMU Request for Exception Form on your behalf if they think you need further care.


The following are state-approved conditions that qualify patients:

Patients are only allowed to utilize non-smoking, low-THC products, and you are not allowed to consume medicinal marijuana in public. Additionally, neither caregivers nor patients are allowed to share their medical marijuana with others.

Finally, cultivating your own medical marijuana is not permitted, even if you have a Florida medical marijuana card.

Visit the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Call (941) 953-8772 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation!

Frequently Asked Questions

To enroll in the state registry and obtain your card, you must consult a qualified medical marijuana doctor and complete an online or paper application. Physicians must opt into the program and complete specialized training to qualify as medical marijuana providers. Your current doctor may not be eligible to enroll you in the registry.

The Sanctuary team is knowledgeable about current Florida medical marijuana laws and experienced in the application process. We can refer you to a qualified doctor who can issue your certification and guide you through each step of the application process. Submitting a strong application will secure the quickest possible approval.

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!

While you can complete your application online, you must meet in person with an authorized medical marijuana doctor. Online applications have a faster approval time and fewer supporting document requirements than paper applications.

The Sanctuary works with a vast network of compassionate providers. We can connect you with a nearby physician to help you obtain your certificate.

Online applications usually receive approval in 10 business days. Paper applications take 15 business days or longer due to postal delivery. Inaccurate and incomplete applications require correction and resubmission, thereby delaying the approval process.

No. If you have a state-recognized qualifying condition and your physician enrolls you in the registry, getting approved only requires a complete and accurate application.

You only need to provide the demographic information required on the application, a passport-style photo, proof of residency documentation, and payment. If you apply online, the state uses the data on file with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for your photo and proof of residency, further simplifying the process.

No. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Florida. Dispensaries prioritize patient privacy and safety. Staff members verify ID and patient status before allowing anyone inside a marijuana treatment center.

No. You cannot smoke medical marijuana in public or in an indoor workplace. Florida also forbids the use of medical cannabis in state correctional institutions and on the grounds of preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools.

You can only smoke marijuana in your residence or another private location with the owner's permission.

While anxiety is not on the list of approved conditions, your doctor may issue a certification if they consider it comparable to one of those on the list.

During your medical marijuana consultation, be forthcoming and direct with your provider about how your anxiety symptoms impact your life. This will give them a clear understanding of your condition and how medical marijuana could help treat it.

Medical Marijuana Card Sarasota, Fl | Marijuana Doctors The Sanctuary
2065 Siesta Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: (941) 953-8772

Directions to Our Sarasota, FL Office

Head east on Golf Course Dr toward N Tuttle Ave Restricted usage road 0.3 mi Turn right onto N Tuttle Ave 4.7 mi At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Southgate Cir/S Tuttle Ave 197 ft Southgate Cir/S Tuttle Ave turns slightly right and becomes Siesta Dr 1.0 mi Turn right 75 ft Turn right Destination will be on the left 249 ft

Head south on Amanda Dr toward Webber St 230 ft Turn right onto Webber St 2.6 mi Turn left onto S Shade Ave 0.4 mi Turn right onto Siesta Dr 0.4 mi Turn right 75 ft Turn right Destination will be on the left 249 ft

Head north on Midnight Pass Rd toward County Rd 789 Alt 1.8 mi Slight right onto State Hwy 758/Higel Ave Continue to follow State Hwy 758 2.3 mi Continue onto Siesta Dr 0.3 mi Turn left 75 ft Turn right Destination will be on the left 249 ft