Wondering how to get your medical marijuana card in Florida? Curious if you qualify? You’ve come to the right place! Do you want to apply for a Florida medical card but aren’t sure where to begin?
We’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide that will walk you through the entire process of getting your medical card in Florida. It only takes four easy steps:
A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Florida
- Meet with a qualified physician and get evaluated
- Wait to hear from the OMMU
- Submit your application to the MMUR
- Pay your fees and get your card.
The medical marijuana program in Florida uses some terminology that may be unfamiliar to some patients.
Keep in mind that dispensaries are referred to as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, or MMTCs, by the state, and their medical marijuana cards are referred to as Registry Identification Cards.
Who Can Get a Florida Medical Marijuana Card?
If you want to apply for a medical card in Florida, you must first:
- Have at least one of the qualifying conditions listed in the program.
- Be 18-years-old or older.
- Be an in-state resident or temporary resident who has lived at least one-month consecutively in the state, return home at least once a year, and are registered to vote or pay income taxes.
Minors are eligible to apply for Registry Identification Cards if they have a qualified caregiver and two physician recommendations.
What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Florida?
The following are the requirements for medical marijuana in Florida:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
- Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition
- Medical conditions comparable to those above