What Is a Florida Medical Marijuana Card and How Do I Get One?
A Florida medical marijuana card (medical cannabis card) is a state issued identification card allowing patients to purchase marijuana legally. To get a cannabis card recommendation you must first be evaluated by a licensed doctor and agree that cannabis would be an effective treatment option for your Florida approved medical condition. Once a patient has a Florida medical marijuana card recommendation, he/she is able to access high quality medicine from dispensaries across the state and guidance about which method of ingestion and strains are best suited for your needs.
The Florida medical cannabis card is valid for up to 12 months and needs to be renewed annually. In addition to the doctor evaluation cost, the patient is required to pay a fee to the state in order to obtain their card. Qualified physicians place patients on the state’s medical marijuana use registry, so they can apply for the state identification card. Patients, or their caregivers, must submit an application to the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, either mailed or online, with a copy of a state ID or proof of residency and their required $75 fee.
Also known as “MMID” cards, medical marijuana cards are available in the 30 states where medical cannabis is legal. Each state sets its own requirement for obtaining a medical marijuana card and all states do not recognize the card rights of other states. Dispensaries in Florida do not accept cards from other states. In other states, accepting an out-of-state medical marijuana authorization is entirely up the discretion to the other state's dispensary owner. We recommend calling in advance to ensure your Florida medical marijuana card can be used in other states to allow you to purchase medicine.
Only patients with a marijuana card can enter medical dispensaries (or “cannabis clubs”) to buy medicinal strength cannabis and the delivery systems they need to treat their health condition or symptoms. Importantly, most US trained doctors do not evaluate patients for cards nor prescribe cannabis due to the plant being illegal at the Federal level. KindHealth has qualified physicians willing to evaluate you for your cannabis card. Call today to schedule your appointment (786) 953-6838.