Although medical marijuana laws were passed in Florida back in 2016, there are still a lot of Florida residents who are not informed about the medical marijuana laws, how to get a card, or how that card can be used. Here is a step-by-step guide to assist you.
Step One: Obtain your medical records.
If your primary care physician is not a registered cannabis doctor, you will need to obtain your medical records to take with you when you have your appointment. Your medical records should be complete and clearly show your diagnosis and previous and current treatment plans. You must have a diagnosis from a board certified doctor to get your medical card.
Step Two: Make an appointment with a registered cannabis doctor.
Only a board-certified physician can be registered with the state of Florida to prescribe marijuana and approve medical cards. You’ll need to take your proof of address as well as your medical records so that your information can be evaluated. If you have a qualifying condition, the cannabis clinic will give you a patient ID number that you will use for all of your MMJ transactions.
Step Three: Register online.
After you receive your patient ID from the medical marijuana doctor, you will need to go online and fill out the state’s application for a medical marijuana card. At the same time, the doctor will add you to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Your completed application will be processed within two to three weeks, after which you will receive a confirmation email. You can save this email and use it to purchase medical marijuana at the dispensary while you are waiting for your physical card to arrive. This can take two or three months.
If you have additional questions about medical marijuana cards and the conditions that are covered by the law, contact us for more information.