We get calls, emails, and visits from patients every day asking how to get certified, if they can get certified, and how they can buy their products once they are in the database. Here are the things you need to know before starting this process.
Getting Your Medical Cannabis Certification in Florida
You can’t get your MMJ certification from just any doctor. There are doctors specifically signed up for the state registry who are allowed to perform examinations and review medical records to determine if a patient qualifies for a medical card. Getting your recommendation is pretty easy to do once you find a participating doctor.
Okay, I have my card. Now what?
You can’t just start smoking marijuana because you got your medical cannabis card. Having your medical card doesn’t give you the license to grow either. You can only purchase legal cannabis products from a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (Florida dispensary). You may also be limited in what products you can buy depending on your recommendation.
Types of medical cannabis products legal in Florida
There is a lot of confusion about what medical products are legal in this state. This really isn’t that surprising considering the law has changed a few times in the last four years since MMJ was first approved by voters.
Today, most patients are able to smoke marijuana if they are over the age of 18, but this was just instituted by the governor in 2019. You can also purchase concentrates, oils, and topical treatments. Most recently you can purchase some edibles, although there are restrictions.
Do you need help getting started with medical marijuana? Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.