Med Card Application Process Explained

Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

The Florida Med Card Application Process Explained

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the OMMU med card application process. KindHealth has explained the process, scheduled your evaluation, and approved you. You are now entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card system. The state will send you an introductory email. KindHealth has created a shortlist of things to expect depending on the stage of the process you find yourself.

Stage 1 - Incomplete Profile

  • Log into your State profile and change your temporary password.
  • Assure your information is correct.
  • Take a picture of your ID and load it into the profile.
  • Review your profile for accuracy.
  • Complete your profile by signing it.
  • Pay $75 application fee to State online.
  • The state sends you a reply email confirming your payment.
  • This email date estimates the start of your waiting period for State approval.

Stage 2 - Waiting Period of 1-14 days

After you pay, the Florida Department of Health will review your application. They have up to 10 business days to respond by law. You may receive an email within a couple of hours if you have a valid Florida driver's license (active) or state ID. Otherwise, it may take 5-10 days after their process date for them to send your email approval (or rejection). Application delays often occur with seasonal residents who do not have the usual proof of Florida residency documents. Once approved, you will receive an email after 10 business days for processing time.

Our experience has been that the State usually takes hours to a few days to process your payment. If you have yet to receive your approval email by then, check your email spam folder. If you still need help finding it, call us at (786) 953-6838. We take your health care seriously and will do a weekly update with the State to check the status of your card in Florida. To learn more about the medical marijuana card application process, please visit our FAQ page. To schedule an appointment and get your marijuana card, call us today at (786) 953-6838.

Stage 3 - OMMU Approval Email

  • Congratulations, your card application is complete. You'll now just need to wait for OMMU approval email.
  • Print the approval email and take it to the dispensary as your temporary mmj card.
  • You are fully processed and approved! You can now purchase medical marijuana in Florida dispensaries.
  • The state issues your actual ID card through the mail.

Stage 4 - Re-certification

  • The doctor can only prescribe 70 days worth of medicine at each time.
  • KindHealth arranges for two refills automatically and does not require an extra visit or fee.
  • The Registry does require a 'face-to-face' visit with the doctor every seven months (three 70-day periods).
  • We send reminder emails in approximately six months regarding your 7-month re-certification visit.
  • Your marijuana card is good for one year, and you must renew it annually.

Annual Med Card Renewals

Renewal applications for the Florida medical marijuana card are available in your online profile starting 45 days before its expiration. The expiration dates are printed on the front of the card.

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Carry Amount Limits

      • Patients with a med card may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state-licensed dispensaries.
      • Patients can get up to three 70-day supply limits of THC cannabis and medical marijuana.
      • You are permitted to purchase up to 2.5 oz. of cannabis each month, however; 4 oz. is the total overall carry limit.
      • Patients are permitted to possess up to four oz. of cannabis flower if “the benefits of smoking marijuana for medical use outweigh the risks...”
      • Florida law enforcement requires you to carry your medical cannabis card with you at all times if you have cannabis.

Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU)   800-808-9580  M-F,  8 am - 6 pm, EST

Dispensaries - For your convenience, we answer your question, "where are the Florida medical marijuana dispensary locations near me?"


        • Trulieve   4020 NW 26th St.    (786) 600-3887
        • Fluent (Knox) 82 NE 26th St.   (888) 441-5669 (open in June)
        • Curaleaf Miami Airport.  5400 NW 72nd Ave.  (786) 605-0844

North Miami

        • Curaleaf  -  16685 NW 2nd Ave.  (786) 605-0830
        • Trulieve
        • Liberty Health Sciences  - 10795 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL, USA

Miami Gardens

        • Trulieve  -  18350 NW 47th Ave.  (786) 632-1516


        • Surterra  -  6647 South Dixie Highway   (786) 724-0054
        • Curaleaf  -  9002 S Dadeland Blvd.   (786) 398-4494


        • Trulieve  -  9600 SW 77th Ave.   (305) 768-1535

Miami Beach

        • Surterra   -  1523 Alton Road.   (786) 353-0636

Don't Have a Card?

The Florida legislature's implementation of Amendment 2 now allows medical marijuana treatment in Florida. To get a medical marijuana ID in Florida, you need proof of residency. This can be shown with a Florida identification card. You also need one of the qualifying medical conditions as required by the state of Florida. The Florida medical marijuana license application can not be done online as a face-to-face doctor's visit must be done. Call (786) 953-6838 for any questions about patient ID requirements or the Department of Public Health. KindHealth has the best service at the lowest price in North Miami. Fast. Easy. Card.