Buying Medical Marijuana in Sarasota
Your card, once approved, will arrive in the mail within 30 days and can be used to buy medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state including Dr. Green Relief, Trulieve, and Neurology of Cannabis in Sarasota. Your card is good for one year and can be renewed by having a follow-up appointment with your licensed doctor. At the dispensary, you may buy non-smoked types of marijuana such as pills, sprays, creams, and oils. Smoking marijuana is still illegal under state law.
Do you have a difficult to treat medical condition that you think medical marijuana could benefit? If so, you should schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor to find out if you qualify to legally purchase and use cannabis in the state of Florida.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in Sarasota
Florida has legalized medical marijuana for those who meet certain criteria. If you are over 18 years of age, a legal resident of the state, and have a condition that can be treated with medical cannabis, you may qualify. Conditions that qualify include Parkinson’s, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, and certain conditions causing chronic non malignant pain. To begin the qualification process, you must meet with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will go through your health history and determine what condition you suffer from, what symptoms you experience, and what treatments you have tried in the past. If the doctor believes you would make a good medical cannabis patient, he or she will write a recommendation. This must be included with your application for an ID card from the Florida Department of Health.