Buying Medical Marijuana Under Florida State Law
If your application is approved, you will receive your card in the mail and may use it for one year to purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Nearby dispensaries include Curaleaf in West Palm Beach and MMJ Health in Palm Beach Gardens. Simply take your ID card into the dispensary and tell the staff about your condition and goals for using medical marijuana in your treatment plan. This will help them recommend the right types of non-smoked marijuana for your needs. Smoking marijuana is still illegal under state law but you may buy it in forms such as edibles, pills, and oils.
If you are interested in using medical marijuana in your treatment of a chronic health condition, schedule an appointment with a licensed doctor to find out more.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana Under Florida State Law
As one of 30 U.S. states to legalize medical marijuana, Florida makes qualifying a relatively straightforward process. First, you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the state. Second, you must have a qualifying condition such as multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder, or epilepsy. Your condition and past treatment efforts must be verified at an in-person appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. If the doctor believes you would make a good medical marijuana patient, a written recommendation will be issued. This recommendation must be included with your application for a state-issued ID card from the Florida Department of Health. You will not be able to legally purchase marijuana without this ID card.