If you live in Florida, three factors determine whether you qualify for medical marijuana:
1: The minimum age for patients is 18. Patients under the age of 18 may apply through caregivers, who must be at least 21 years old.
2: You must have a qualifying condition as determined by a licensed medical marijuana physician.
3: You must reside in Florida (permanently or temporarily).
How to get your Florida medical cannabis card
To get started, you will need documentation from your primary care doctor specifying your condition.
The next step is to schedule a consultation with a Florida medical marijuana doctor. The Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry requires the medical marijuana doctor to be listed with them. Your licensed physician will provide information about you to the Florida Department of Medical Marijuana Use Registry, which will issue you a recommendation for medical marijuana if you suffer from a qualifying condition.
You will receive an email with directions for logging into the patient portal after your doctor has added you to the state registry, where you can complete an MMJ card application and pay the $75 fee.
The law also addresses:
Applicants must permanently or temporarily reside in Florida. Full-time residents must show a valid Florida driver's license or state ID card. The state won't accept any other forms of residency documentation when you apply as a full-time resident.
If a full-time resident submits an online application, the registry will check their state identification card or driver's license with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If applying on paper, full-time residents must still include a copy of their Florida driver's license or state ID.
A temporary resident, in terms of Florida law, is someone who:
Temporary residents must submit copies of two of the following documents:
Once you have your card, you can buy medical marijuana from any of Spring Hill’s numerous state-approved dispensaries.
Here are a few excellent choices:
There is also an online search tool that offers a thorough, current list of state-approved dispensaries and is sponsored by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
The following three fees must be paid in order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Florida:
1: Medical Marijuana Doctor Appointment
For new patients, the initial consultation is $199.
2: Application Fees
A new application will cost $75. Applications for renewal are also $75. There is a convenience fee of $2.75 for online transactions.
3: Doctor Recertification Fees
Every seven months, patients must get a certification from a medical marijuana doctor. Recertification visits cost $99 each.
A yearly renewal application must be submitted by patients or caregivers 45 days before the card in question expires. Both online and mail applications may be submitted.
Every 210 days, or every seven months, the Florida Department of Health mandates that patients obtain a new medical marijuana doctor certification.
Medical marijuana use is only permitted on private, non-federal property that is hidden from public view.
Medical marijuana is not allowed on or in:
Driving while under the influence of marijuana is legally prohibited and carries the same legal consequences as drunk driving. DUI offenses can result in steep fines, license suspension, and even jail time. Such convictions can remain on your record for up to 75 years.
Cannabis is still regarded by the federal government as a Schedule I substance. As a result, it is prohibited to travel with medical marijuana, even if it is legal in another state.
Only Florida residents are permitted to buy and possess medical marijuana in the state. Having said that, some other states recognize Florida-issued medical marijuana cards. It's a good idea to research the medical marijuana reciprocity laws of a destination state before leaving.
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