The Process of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

1)      Physician Consultation

The process of obtaining a medical marijuana card starts with an initial consultation with our certified physician.  The doctor will review your medical health history and any documentation you have brought to your appointment.   The following conditions are currently qualifying medical conditions by the State of Florida:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • PTSD
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Condition 
  • Chronic Non-Malignant Pain

If you have been previously diagnosed with any of the qualifying conditions you should bring all prior documentation regarding that diagnosis to your initial appointment for the physician to review. 

Failure to bring the proper  documentation to your initial appointment will result in a delay in diagnosis and recommendation for medical marijuana until all the proper documentation has been received.  This may result in subsequent visits and excess costs incurred for follow up appointments based on our clinic's uninsured Fee Schedule.

2)      The physician will enter you into the Florida Compassionate Use Registry and electronically prescribe medication.

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3)      You will receive an e-mail with a Patient Identification Number and instructions to complete an application for an Identification Card.

4)      Once completed, mail the application with supporting documents and check or money order for $75 to Florida Department of Health.

5)      After 45-60 days you will receive a response from the Florida Department of Health on your approval status. If approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card in the mail.

6)      Find a dispensary to fill your prescription. 


Chronic Pain Patients

Chronic pain patients must bring in all medical documentation related to pain history including:

  1.  Date of diagnosis of chronic pain or inciting event
  2.  History of pain treatment (greater than 6 months) including medications or different modalities tried and failed
  3. Any other medical records related to the diagnosis of chronic pain (including x-rays, MRI’s or other imaging studies)

What if I don’t have one of the conditions listed above?

If you have not been previously diagnosed with any of the above, the physician will need to evaluate and diagnose your qualifying condition which may result in multiple appointments requiring imaging studies and specialists prior to arriving at a diagnosis. This may result in numerous out-of-pocket expenses and a time delay in your qualification for a medical marijuana card. 


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Find a Dispensary

The Florida Department of Health website has the most up to date list of currently licensed dispensaries available in Florida along with contact information available at: 

http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/office-of-medical-marijuana-use/medical-marijuana-treatment-centers/index