Can You Get A Medical Cannabis for Migraines in Florida?
Yes, you can get a medical card for migraine headaches.
Migraine sufferers have very few options for relief. For most people who suffer from migraines, traditional over-the-counter medications such as Excedrin, Tylenol, and Advil are not effective at relieving the debilitating pain that comes with migraines.
And pharmaceuticals often prescribed for migraines can be toxic and potentially come with serious side effects.
However, for many Americans suffering from migraines, medical marijuana, and CBD oil have proven to be not only effective at alleviating their pain, but have also proven to be quite safe to use.
Migraine headaches are not on Florida’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. However, residents might still be eligible for a medical marijuana card for migraines in Florida. In this post, we’ll explain why that is true and how to get a Florida medical marijuana card.
Migraine patients qualify for medical marijuana in Florida
In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Florida, you must suffer from one of a list of qualifying conditions. Migraines are not on that list.
Does this mean migraine sufferers are ineligible for medical marijuana in Florida? Thankfully, no!
Among the list of specific conditions, is this clause:
“Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed.”
What this means is that exceptions can be made for those suffering not only from migraines but potentially a host of other ailments not specifically mentioned on the list of qualifying conditions.
So, who gets to decide if your medical condition is “comparable to those listed”?
Thankfully, it’s not the state, but your doctor who gets to decide whether or not medical marijuana can safely bring relief for your condition.
Cannabis strains reported to help with migraines:
Hemp CBD an alternative to medical marijuana
If, for some reason you are denied a medical Marijuana card you still have an option. Hemp — which is essentially marijuana without the intoxicating compound THC — is completely legal in Florida as is CBD oil derived from hemp.
Hemp and CBD oil can also be purchased online and delivered to your home.
And finally, you could conceivably grow your own hemp, but you’d need a license from the state.
Sign Up to get or renew your card for Medical Cannabis in Florida
For Florida residents, if your ready, we make it easy to connect with a certified recommending doctor to get your Florida Medical Marijuana Card.
If you have a qualifying condition, or general medical condition that may qualify and want to get certified for medical marijuana for treatment, fill out the MMJ patient registration form, then press submit. A medical card doctor representative will contact you to schedule an appointment. Legal Residents Only
MMJ Patient Registration Form
Additional sources of information:
Florida medical marijuana links:
The Office of Medical Marijuan Use is open weekdays, 8 am – 6 pm, EST (excluding state holidays)
- Phone 800-808-9580, 850-245-4657
- Fax 850-487-7046
- E-mail MedicalMarijuanaUse@flhealth.gov
- Address Office of Medical Marijuana Use, PO Box 31313, Tampa, FL 33631-3313