Qualified Florida Medical Marijuana
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Medical Marijuana

Here at Abundant Health, we have a qualified physician that can determine your need for medical marijuana and write you a prescription and help you obtain your Florida medical marijuana card!

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS IN FLORIDA

 

As per the legislation of Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2, passed November 08, 2016, qualified patients diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition may lawfully obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes, where the patient has been certified by a licensed Florida marijuana doctor.

 

Patients in Florida diagnosed with a “debilitating medical condition”, are afforded legal protection under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, as per Amendment 2.

 

See list of conditions.

 

Some medical marijuana patients will claim they have a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana, but marijuana prescriptions are in fact illegal. The federal government classifies marijuana as a schedule I drug. Therefore doctors are unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot go to a pharmacy to fill a prescription for medical marijuana.

 

Instead, medical marijuana physicians will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law. Patients have to undergo a full physical examination and assessment of medical history before receiving a recommendation for a qualifying condition.

KNOW THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR PHYSICIAN

Obtain voluntary, written, informed consent from the patient or the patient’s legal guardian

Submit a patient treatment plan to the university of Florida College of Pharmacy every quarter or if the plan changes

Enter an order for the named patient into the Compassionate Use Registry and update the registry within 7 days of any change

Order no more than a 70-day supply for each patient

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

  1. A physician diagnoses a patient with a qualifying condition for low-THC or medical cannabis. If the patient is younger than 18 or terminal, a second physician must concur and this determination must be reflected in the patient’s medical records.
  2. The physician submits a treatment plan to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy each quarter or if the plan changes.
  3. The physician enters the order into the Compassionate Use Registry.
  4. The patient may fill the order at any dispensary in the State of Florida.
  5. You must be a Florida resident with a valid Florida I.D. as proof of residency. If you do not have a Florida I.D. an out of state I.D., passport or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc. is acceptable.

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How old do I have to be to receive medical marijuana?

 

You have to be 18 years or older. If a patient is under 18 years old they must have a second physician agree to the use in order to obtain an order from a qualified physician.

 

What are the requirements to become a qualifying patient?

 

Florida law has several requirements for patients to be eligible to receive low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis. A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition. A patient must be a Florida resident. If under 18, a patient must have a second physician agree to the use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis in order to obtain an order from a qualified physician. A patient must have tried other treatments without success. A patient must be registered with the Compassionate Use Registry by their ordering physician.

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Compassionate Use Registry

 

Who needs to have a Compassionate Use Registry identification card?

 

Florida rule 64-4.011, F.A.C. requires all patients and legal representatives to have a Compassionate Use Registry identification card to obtain medical cannabis, low-THC cannabis, or a cannabis delivery device from a licensed dispensing organization.

 

How do I apply for a card?

 

The Department accepts applications from patients and legal representatives. Patients must be entered into the Compassionate Use Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may be submitted online through the Compassionate Use Registry (link), or mailed to the Office of Compassionate Use. All applications must include a full-face, passport-type color photograph taken within 90 days, and a registration fee of $75.

 

How do I renew my card?

 

To maintain an active Compassionate Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or legal representative must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date.

Where can I get medical marijuana?

A patient must first seek treatment from a qualified physician. Once the ordering physician inputs the patient’s information and the order information into the Compassionate Use Patient Registry, the patient or the patient’s legal representative will then be able to contact one of the licensed dispensing organizations and fill the order.

 

Can I grow my own marijuana?

No. Florida law only allows the licensed dispensing organizations to grow, process and dispense marijuana.

 

How much low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis can a qualifying physician order for a patient?

Qualifying physicians can order no more than a 70-day supply.

What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis?

 

Low-THC cannabis means a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization. Low-THC cannabis contains very low amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and typically does not result in the “high” often associated with medical cannabis.

 

Medical cannabis means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization for medical use by an eligible patient as defined in s. 499.0295. Medical cannabis contains significant levels of the cannabinoid THC, and can result in the euphoric “high” sensation.

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