Are You Ready to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card?
The Florida Office of Compassionate Use (OMMU) created the program to make medical marijuana legal in 2014. They uniquely outline how medical marijuana patients need to apply for a marijuana card in Florida. Our medical marijuana doctor believes anyone who needs a med card should have one. Furthermore, the confidence we have in the benefits of medical marijuana nurtures our belief that every patient who needs a card should have one.
What Do I Need to Apply for an MMJ Card in Miami?
Get yours by simply following these three easy steps:
- First, to get a Florida medical marijuana card, Florida law requires proof of residency. For this reason, we ask you to bring your state of Florida driver's license or Florida state ID as they work quite nicely. Seasonal resident requirements are a bit different, as can be seen at the end of this page. Second, you need a qualifying medical condition. Patients in Florida diagnosed with one of the following “debilitating medical conditions” are afforded legal protection.
- Chronic Pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed above
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a qualifying physician and confirmed by a second physician
- Third, you need to schedule an appointment with KindHealth! Our doctors review your medical history and evaluate you for a medical weed card in Florida. Medical records are not required. You never need to ask “where can I get my med card near me” again. Located in Shorecrest, we service Miami Shores, North Bay Village, El Portal, Little Haiti, and North Miami Beach.
Where Do I Apply?
KindHealth performs doctor evaluations. On the condition of a successful assessment, the patient will get the doctor’s SAME DAY APPROVAL to the registry. The state accepts application documents and payment details sent either online or by mail. With this in mind, we recommend you submit online as these applications are processed significantly faster than paper applications. Moreover, our staff assists you with the details of your online application.
How Do I Apply - Application Submission Process
- After our doctor submits your contact information to the Department of Health Registry, they immediately send two emails to your cellphone. These emails contain your login credentials to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. If you don't find the OMMU emails, check your spam folder.
- Once you create your unique password and re-login to their system, access the "Your Card" page. Review the information that the doctor submitted and correct it as necessary.
- As shown above, Florida law requires you to upload a copy of the necessary proof of residency. All patients or caregivers must upload a copy of a valid Florida driver's license or Florida identity card. A smartphone pic works well.
- Notably, the Registry connects to the Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s State ID system. They match your contact information with your state ID or driver's license and automatically add your ID photo to your file.
- Your name and address on the document(s) provided must match the name and address submitted in the application. To put it another way, uploading a picture of your license matches precisely what they already have on file. It makes no sense to throw them any curveballs.
- As soon as your photo and proof of residency have been uploaded, sign your online application. Be sure to type your name precisely as they appear on your online application in the appropriate boxes.
- Once you click "Submit My Card Application," a button will appear: "Click Here to Pay Online." Click that button to access the Bill2Pay system to supply your payment information. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted. A $2.75 convenience fee applies. If the bank declines your payment, the state charges a $15 service fee to your account.
- Renewal applications should only be submitted 45 days before your card expires.
What Happens Next? - OMMU Application Approval Process
Online payments take five business days to clear. Once your payment clears, the OMMU begins its review. This review process takes another five business days. After the State completes their assessment, they will send you another email. In the meantime. You use this email as a temporary card at the medical marijuana treatment center while waiting for your CBD card. The State mails the official one within another five business days. If they reject any part of an application for missing or invalid documentation, they delay the processing time. Patients can purchase medical cannabis approximately 10-14 days after they visit KindHealth for their card. Many dispensaries need an in-person visit first, before arranging a home delivery.
Seasonal Resident Proof of Residency
Seasonal residents may not have a valid Florida driver license or Florida ID card. Unlike full-time Florida residents, they must upload a copy of two of the following documents:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, residential rental or lease agreement, or a mortgage payment booklet.
- Provide one proof of a Florida residential address. The proof can be from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian, or another person with whom the seasonal resident lives. You must include a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident lives, stating that you live with him or her.
- A utility hook-up or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
- A utility bill needs to be less than two months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, needs to be less than two months old.
- Correspondence from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, needs to be less than two months old.
Minor patients must submit a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current record of registration from a Florida K-12 school. Also, you must include a copy of the minor’s parent or legal guardian’s valid Florida driver’s license or ID.
In summary, call us if you have a debilitating condition and need a weed card from the Compassionate Use Registry Florida. We will get you qualified for the Medical Marijuana Use registry. Ultimately, KindHealth guarantees your online Registry process is correct and complete. Call us today and schedule an appointment (786) 953-6838 to get your marijuana card. That is to say, get legal now, and don't worry about getting stopped with your stash.
To learn more about medical marijuana or the OMMU (Compassionate Use Registry Florida), visit our medical marijuana FAQ page.