Highland Beach Medical Marijuana
Highland Beach residents who are interested in trying medical marijuana to treat their chronic medical condition may benefit from Florida’s newly updated law.
How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana Use
As one of 30 states in the U.S. that has legalized medical marijuana, Florida now allows those who have been qualified by a licensed medical marijuana doctor to legally buy and use the drug. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of Florida. You must also have one of the qualifying health conditions. These include glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, and conditions causing chronic non-malignant pain. When you schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor, he or she will verify your condition and go over your full health history. You must show the doctor that you have tried other means of treatment that have either proven unsuccessful or that have had too many negative side effects for you to continue. If the doctor qualifies you, he or she will issue a written recommendation that you can use to apply for a state-issued ID card with the Florida Department of Health.
How to Buy Medical Marijuana
Your ID card, which should arrive within 30 days, can be used to legally purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary and is good for one year. The closest dispensaries to Highland Beach are Florida Medical Specialty Group in Boca Raton and Knox Medical in Lake Worth. The professional staff at the dispensary will verify your ID and then visit with you about your health history and your goals for using medical marijuana in your treatment plan. You will be able to purchase non-smoked forms of marijuana at the dispensary including oils, edibles, and vapes. Currently, smoking marijuana is still illegal in Florida.
Your medical marijuana purchase can be taken home the same day of your dispensary visit and treatment can begin immediately. If you are interested in learning more about qualifying for and buying medical marijuana, make an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor today.
At MMJ DOCTORS, our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and trained in the field of medical marijuana recommendations. We know you need the medical benefits and pain management relief of cannabis, and we’re here to help you with all aspects of acquiring your marijuana Doctors certification.