Florida Medical Marijuana FAQ
Florida Marijuana FAQ’s
FAQ – Below are frequently asked questions we receive about Florida’s medical marijuana program, this new form of medicine & cannabis medications.
How do I become a FL medical marijuana patient?
- Florida residents and part time residents that want to become medical marijuana patients must do the following:
How to find a qualified physician for a certification exam.
- Find participating doctors near you on our Florida marijuana doctors map. Florida has over 1,000 certified marijuana doctors throughout the state that are registered to determine if a patient should use medical marijuana. Physicians do an initial exam, consider medical records and may diagnose a qualifying condition. You can also fill out the patient registration form on Florida Dispensaries & Doctors.
How to register and obtain a Florida medical marijuana card.
- Your qualified physician places you, the patient on Florida’s medical marijuana use registry, so youcan apply for the state identification card. Potential patients, or their caregivers, must apply to the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, either mailed-in or online, with a copy of a state ID or proof of residency and the required $75 fee. An approved passport photo is required with the application if it’s being mailed to the office. Florida medical marijuana cards expire one year after the approved date. Patients or caregivers can renew the card by submitting the application 45 days prior to the expiration date.
How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card?
- According to a recent release from the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, paper applications were processed in about 23 days, and online applications took about 17 days. Patients can use an e-mail approval from the state temporarily while waiting for their marijuana card in the mail.
What debilitating conditions qualify?
- Medical marijuana can be an alternative medicine for a number of medical conditions including as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, MS, PTSD, (ALS), terminal illnesses along with other debilitating medical conditions as determined by your doctor. For a full list of Debilitating Medical Conditions Florida in 2018, including additional conditions that have qualified patients in the state, check out the FL qualifying conditions page.
Is medical marijuana covered by my insurance?
- Because medical marijuana is still illegal under federal law, insurance will not cover the costs for THC & CBD Meds.
Can a doctor prescribe me medical marijuana?
- Doctors and other healthcare providers only recommend or issue written certifications. Prescribing medical marijuana is illegal under federal law.
If I use medical marijuana, will I get high?
- That depends on the type of medication recommended when the physician writes the order for patients. Certified marijuana doctors take into account the needs and preferences of the patient. Patients with certain conditions, including the severe nausea or lack of appetite experienced by some cancer patients, may have orders for High THC medicines that gives a euphoric high and helps with the pain. High CBD Low THC cannabis product are available for patients that warrant or prefer non-euphoric care.
Where can I purchase THC & CBD meds as recommended by my doctor.
- Florida Dispensaries are open throughout the state and actively, growing, processing & dispensing medical cannabis. All open dispensaries in FL are found on our medical marijuana map. Delivery is also provided from these Florida Cannabis Brands. Go to the dispensary home pages on this site for available discounts, dispensary product menu’s, pricing & reviews.
Are different products and strains available at dispensaries in Florida?
- Yes. Many dispensaries offer different strains of marijuana products specialized to treat various ailments and symptoms. These are available in oils, concentrates, liquids that can be vaporized, topical ointments, pills, & a limited form of edibles.
Are there recreational dispensaries in Fl?
- No, currently the state only allows marijuana for medical use. Recreational is not on the ballot for 2018.
How much does MMJ in Florida cost?
- According to the patients reports, expect to spend around $10-$20 per day on medication. The Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research estimates that Florida marijuana patients pay, on average, $0.15 per milligram of THC or CBD medications.
How can you pay for medial marijuana at a dispensary in FL.
- Acceptable forms of payment for medical cannabis at a dispensary are cash, check, and most in FL accept CanPay. Credit cards are not accepted as it is still considered federally illegal which limits the payment options. ATM’s are typically present at each location.
How do I get medical marijuana if I can’t move around?
- Some medical marijuana physicians do make house calls for patients or potential patients that are unable to move around easily, including but not limited to severely sick or hospice patients. The majority of the Florida dispensary brands offer home delivery service.
Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?
- No, although a Florida judge recently granted Joe Redner, the 77-year-old owner of Mons Venus Gentleman’s club, the ability to home-grow marijuana to treat his lung cancer. The order is pending an appeal filed by the state’s Department of Health.
Can I smoke medical marijuana?
- State law currently bans smoking marijuana along with it being sold in raw plant form. John Morgan is fighting for patient’s dignity challenging that ban to allow bud or flower as the amendment interpretation is written.
Will I test positive for THC if my job drug tests me?
- It depends on the product. Patients using cannabidiol, or CBD medicines, may not test positive. Other cannabis medications will cause patients to test positive
How do I find a doctor, dispensary or delivery service in FL?
- Congratulations, you’re already here & Thank You.
- Your friends at Florida Dispensaries & Doctors!
About Florida Medical Marijuana
The current Florida medical marijuana program is not functioning. The legislature passed a law allowing high CBD forms to be distributed, however as of today this has not become reality yet. When it does, it is hard to obtain involving an appearance in front of a judge to get approved. This is doing nothing for the large quantity of sick children, adults, veterans & elderly that can greatly benefit from medical marijuana in Florida.
In 2014, Florida lost the vote to allow legalized medical cannabis regardless that over 50% of Floridians voted to approve this measure. There was a laziness at the polls as if every weed consumer in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Hollywood and in the rest of the cities got off their couch to vote this would have passed. Instead, the Florida legislature and the benefiting companies that strongly favor the excessive prescribing of opioid based treatments continue to thrive.
Opioids VS Marijuana in FL
Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and related drugs. Hydrocodone products are the most commonly prescribed for a variety of painful conditions, including dental and injury-related pain. Morphine is often used before and after surgical procedures to alleviate severe pain. Codeine, on the other hand, is often prescribed for mild pain.
Opiods, get their name from opium, which is Heroine. That means when you go to the doctor with a backache in Florida, and the greater USA you are likely to come out with a Heroine prescription, leading to a heroine addiction, leading to nodding out in public & on your couch, until you no longer function or go out. This is a dramatic loss of life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness due to a hard core drug dealer disguised as your doctor. These legal drug pushers, doctors, who drives Mercedes 500’s & high end automobiles, live in big houses on the water, make this by being compensated for pushing heroine on unsuspecting, then heavily addicted patients. These patients, or victims often end up broke, homeless, younger girls towards prostitution, and many end in death by chocking on their own vomit in their sleep unable to move strung out on pills. Opium withdrawal symptoms are severe; they include vomiting, muscle pain, diarrhea, sweating, fever, depression and anxiety.
Why Floridians Need Cannabis
Messages From Floridians
From Caren>>>>>>> Subject: How to get medicinal thc I live in Seminole county Message Body:
I’m a stage 4 cancer patient chemo not helping how do I get medicinal thc 90% in Florida I live in Seminole county. — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on (http://fldispensaries.com)
From: Karen>>>>>>Subject: my husband Message Body:
My husband is bipolar and has depression… he has been on several different kinds of medicine, and they either make him sick or they don’t work. he has found that smoking marijuana has worked better than all the medicines they have prescribed for him… trust me as his wife I concur.. — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on (http://fldispensaries.com)
From: Robert>>>>>>> Subject: marijuana Message Body:
Being a %100 totally disabled Viet Nam combat veteran I find relief only from marijuana, opium based meds are bad for the body, marijuana relieves pain and PTSD symptoms. What is our government waiting for other than to get involved in big pharmaceuticals. As a combat veteran I don’t care about big money, just pain relief and to forget about heavy combat. not many people can understand this feeling of being abandoned by your Veterans Administration. — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on (http://fldispensaries.com)
From: Jessica>>>>>Subject: my 11 yr old son Message Body:
my son is 11 his doctors what to add more pills to his already 5 twice a day cocktail of pills. he has seizures on a daily basis they don’t seem to actually want to help him but drug him up I think trying Charlottes Web will benefit him can you help me help my baby who do I need to call or where do I take him I do not have the funds to pack up my family and move or I would have a long time ago — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on (http://fldispensaries.com)