Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute Marijuana Doctors
While individual results vary, medical marijuana has been shown to help with and is used to treat a variety of conditions, thereby eliminating the need for pharmaceuticals.
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute is here to help Florida residents navigate the entire medical marijuana card application process, starting with an evaluation by an approved physician.
Our knowledgeable and friendly phone representatives will gladly answer any questions you may have and will follow up with you to ensure you have everything you need to apply for your Florida MMJ card. Call us at (850) 378-3812 to schedule an evaluation today.
How to Get a Medical Marijuanas Card in Florida
Schedule an Appointment with a Medical Marijuana Doctor
The first step to obtaining a Florida medical marijuana card is scheduling an appointment with one of the Sanctuary’s licensed medical marijuana doctors. You can call us or book online. This initial consultation must be conducted in-person.
Meet with a Florida Medical Marijuana Doctor
At your appointment, the medical marijuana doctor will evaluate your health and confirm you have one of the state’s qualifying conditions. If they deem you eligible for medical cannabis treatment, they’ll enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) overseen by the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
Apply for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
Every prospective patient added to the MMUR will receive an email from the state with instructions for logging into the MMUR online portal. You can submit your medical marijuana card application through that portal or by mail. You’ll need to provide proof of Florida residency and a passport-style photo, as well as pay a $75 fee.
Visit a Florida Dispensary to Obtain Medical Marijuana
The state will mail you your MMJ card within five days of approving your application. Once you receive it, you’ll be able to shop for medical marijuana products at Florida dispensaries, also known as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).
Watch our short video on how to get a medical marijuana card in Florida.
Why Choose Sanctuary Wellness Institute
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|No flower request fee||No|
|No extra paperwork fee||No|
|No exemption request fee||No|
|Renewals every 7 months||No|
|No hidden fees at all||No|
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About Florida Medical Marijuana
The OMMU oversees the distribution of MMJ cards in Florida. Only Florida residents with qualifying conditions are eligible to apply for a Florida medical marijuana card.
Applicants under the age of 18 must designate an adult caregiver within their application and the MMUR. Only caregivers can purchase medical marijuana products for patients who’re minors.
Florida QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
The following are Florida state-approved conditions that qualify patients:
- A Terminal disease diagnosed by a physician other than the one recommending marijuana
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic nonmalignant pain caused or originating from a qualifying medical condition that persists despite traditional treatment methods
- Crohn's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Medical conditions of the same class or comparable to the above
Medical marijuana patients can only purchase up to two and a half ounces of smokable marijuana and possess up to four ounces at a time. If you believe you need more, your medical marijuana doctor can submit a Request for Exception Form to the OMMU on your behalf.
Patients cannot use medical marijuana products in public spaces, but the state allows some exceptions for non-smokable, low-THC products. In addition, patients cannot share their medical cannabis with anyone else, including their caregiver.
Finally, obtaining a Florida MMJ card does not authorize you to cultivate your own medical cannabis.
Call (863) 588-3186 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation!
Benefits of Having a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
Some of the various benefits of having a medical marijuana card in Florida include:
- Legal authorization to buy, possess, and use medical marijuana in the state of Florida
- Access to a wide variety of medical cannabis products at Florida dispensaries, including marijuana flower, edibles, tinctures, and topicals
- The ability to use your Florida MMJ card in states that offer reciprocity
- Exemption from state taxes when buying medical marijuana products
How to Renew Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card
Florida medical marijuana cards expire after one year from their date of issuance. Patients can apply to renew their cards up to 45 days before they expire. Failure to do so will result in the state marking the card as delinquent, rendering it null and void. You can renew your card online or by mail.
Per state law, Florida patients are also required to see a medical marijuana doctor every seven months or 210 days for a recertification appointment. These appointments can be conducted in-person or online.
Follow these steps to renew your Florida medical marijuana card:
- 1: Schedule a recertification appointment with one of the Sanctuary’s medical marijuana doctors
- 2: Submit a renewal application through the MMUR online portal or by mail
- 3: Pay the state’s $75 renewal fee
The OMMU typically reviews online applications within 10 business days of receiving them.
Frequently Asked Questions
The application fee for new cards and the fee for renewals are both $75.00. You can pay online with a credit card or eCheck. There is a $2.75 convenience fee.
If you submit your application by mail, you must include a check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health. Be sure to include your patient ID number and date of birth on the memo line.
The state charges a $15.00 service fee if your payment is declined or rejected.
On average, it takes about 15 days from receipt of your electronic application or 20 days from receipt of your paper application. Times may vary if the OMMU experiences increased volume, your application requires corrections, or postal delivery is delayed.
Patients over 18 can designate a caregiver to assist them in obtaining, possessing, and using medical marijuana. Patients under 18 must have a designated caregiver because they cannot purchase cannabis themselves.
At the patient's request, their physician can designate a caregiver with the OMMU. The caregiver will then need to apply for their own card, following the same steps as the patient.
Caregivers must also complete a Caregiver Certification Course every two years, which is available online through their OMMU account.
Yes—you must be a permanent Florida resident or a seasonal resident and be able to prove your residency in order to become a Florida medical marijuana patient.
No—you cannot cultivate cannabis in your home. The only marijuana you can possess is what you purchase from a state-licensed dispensary.
New cards and renewals are both $75.00 for patients and caregivers.
You can apply online by giving a valid email to your doctor at your medical marijuana certification appointment. You will receive an email from the OMMU with a username and temporary password to log in to the state’s registry.
Once you access your account, you can apply online, link your driver's license to prove your residency, and submit payment for your card.
You can only purchase 2.5 ounces of smokable marijuana from a dispensary at a time in Florida. However, if your doctor recommends an inhalant, topical cream, suppository, oral tablet, or under-the-tongue application, that limit may change.
No—dispensaries are exclusively for cardholders.
Yes—the state of Florida does not offer employment protections for medical marijuana users. You are subject to your employer's drug use and testing policies.
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