With the new rules allowing smoking cannabis in Florida, there have been medical marijuana card scams resurfacing in the area. There are some red flags that you should look for when checking out certification services. Many of them are only out to take your money, and you could get in a lot of trouble if you think you are legal when you are not. Here is what you need to know to protect yourself.
You must have a previous diagnosis.
If you are working with a doctor that claims they can give you your medical diagnosis and your MMJ recommendation in the same appointment, it is a scam. This is completely illegal. You must have a previously diagnosed condition that has had ongoing treatment.
You must provide medical records.
Again, if these aren’t requested it is a huge red flag. Not only can the MMJ doctor not give you your diagnosis, they also can’t move forward on your word alone. Even if you have a note or letter from your doctor with your diagnosis on it, you will still have to provide your actual medical records.
Charging extra for additional “services”
Some unscrupulous medical marijuana certification doctors try to charge for additional “services.” The most common of these today is the addition of smoking marijuana. Anyone with a legal MMJ recommendation can smoke medical marijuana in Florida. You do not need a special recommendation for this, and you do not need to pay extra for it.
The floating clinic
Does the MMJ clinic you are looking at float around a lot? If so, those bargain prices are probably due to the fact that you really aren’t getting what you’re paying for.
If you want to make sure that you are getting a legal Florida medical marijuana card, you should go to a Qualified Ordering Physician or Clinic like Tetra Health Centers. Your primary care physician or specialist should not be prescribing medical marijuana. Clinics like ours exist because they are trained to make these recommendations.
If you want to get started with medical cannabis, contact us today for your appointment.