In 2016, Florida joined the many states that allow medical marijuana. Like most states that have moved in this direction, Florida came up with their own rules and regulations for how people get their medical marijuana card and subsequent marijuana. One of these requirements is that patients who seek to use medical cannabis must see a marijuana doctor in order to get their card. Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your appointment.
Get Your Medical Records
If you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida, you must bring medical records with you to your appointment showing the diagnosis and treatment that you have already undergone. You will still have to be examined and diagnosis confirmed by a certified physician for the purpose. You may need to request your medical records up to a month in advance depending on your doctor’s office. If your doctor gives you any trouble about getting your medical records, remind them that HIPAA requires them to give you your records when you request them, and at no charge.