Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Marijuana in Florida is changing and quickly expanding. Our clinic works hard to stay up to date with the ever changing laws and regulations so our patients stay in compliance with Florida State law. Here’s the answers to some of your most frequent questions.
General Questions About Medical Marijuana
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Yes, by two separate laws. The first law is known as the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees states such as Florida the right to create their own laws and govern themselves according to their own constitutions.
The second law making medical marijuana legal in Florida is the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (also known as Amendment 2), which amends the Florida Constitution and gives medical patients the right to use marijuana for medical purposes. Amendment 2 also creates a governing body that regulates how medical marijuana is grown and distributed within the State.
Currently there are 12 medical conditions specifically defined in the Florida medical marijuana initiative, but the Florida marijuana law also states that any medical condition in which the medical marijuana doctor believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient may be used as criteria when certifying a patient for the Florida medical marijuana program. The medical conditions specifically defined in Florida’s medical marijuana law are:
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic muscle spasms
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- multiple sclerosis
- any other medical condition that the doctor approves
No. Before a patient can be enrolled in Florida’s medical marijuana program the patient must be evaluated by a physician who is licensed and certified by Florida’s Department of Health as a medical marijuana doctor. Once the doctor has evaluated the patient and believes that the patient will benefit from medical marijuana the doctor will issue a certificate that authorizes the patient to be enrolled in Florida’s medical marijuana program.
You must have medical records that prove your medical condition is on the list of qualifying medical conditions. Alternatively, anyone whose medical condition requires pain medication may qualify for medical cannabis use — as long as their doctor believes they could benefit.
Even if you don’t possess sufficient medical records, CannaCard Wellness can help you obtain them. Simply schedule an evaluation with us! During the evaluation one of our cannabis doctors will be able to verify your eligibility. After that they’ll issue a certificate and send it to the Florida Department of Health, who will enroll you in the medical marijuana registry.
Of course, our CannaCard process helps you obtain any medical documents you need.
In order to apply for a medical marijuana card in Florida you must have the following:
– proof of Florida residency, i.e. valid Florida ID, diver’s license, voter ID, utility bill with same name on application
– medical records proving your medical condition
– signed release of information form
– certification from a licensed physician registered with the Florida Department of Health’s medical marijuana program
No. Only doctors that are actively licensed and have completed the required training can order cannabis marijuana for their patients. At CannaCard Wellness, all of our doctors meet or exceed this standard.
Florida Cannibis Cards And Applications
At premier medical centers like CannaCard Wellness in Altamonte Springs! With us, you can easily schedule an evaluation with a registered cannabis physician. CannaCard Wellness works with the Florida Department of Health and has licensed cannabis-friendly physicians available who will sign your certificate.
Yes. A minor can enroll in the Florida medical marijuana program, but must have the written consent of the parent or legal guardian, and must also get a marijuana certification from two doctors instead of one.
In the name of fairness, you can’t expedite the application process itself: medical cannabis applications are processed in the order in which they are received. That being said, our CannaCard program is the simplest and fastest way to play your part — evaluation.
Your doctor will let you know whether or not you are eligible for the medical cannabis program immediately after your evaluation. Your certification will be entered into the database and your card will be issued at that time, too. You will also receive an email confirmation.