Looking for medical marijuana in South Florida? Here’s what you need to know:

South Florida’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary opened Tuesday in Lake Worth. The three others are in Miami-Dade County.

Patients must have a qualifying ailment to receive marijuana. Those include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or “other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class,” per the amendment’s language.

To find a local doctor, check this list. You can also go to Floridahealth.gov or call the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use at 850-245-4657.

Map: Licensed medical marijuana physicians near you

Once approved, the patient is entered into the state’s medical marijuana registry and then must apply for a medical marijuana card. That can take months.

Patients can receive a 70-day supply at a time. After that, they must get a new recommendation, which can be phoned in. After 30 weeks, patients must once again see their doctor in person.

Insurance cannot cover any part of the process.

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