Buying Medical Marijuana in St. Petersburg
If your application is approved, your card will arrive in the mail and may be used for one year to buy medical marijuana. It may be renewed by having a follow-up appointment with your doctor. You may use the card to purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Dispensaries in St. Petersburg include Knox Medical, Trulieve, and Access Marijuana RX. The dispensary staff will find out more about your condition and goals for using medical cannabis so they can recommend the best non-smoked types of marijuana such as vapes, oils, and sprays. Smoking marijuana is still illegal under state law.
If you believe medical marijuana is the right choice for you, schedule an appointment with a doctor today to find out more.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in St. Petersburg
As one of 30 U.S. states that has legalized medical marijuana, Florida makes the qualification process a straightforward one. Those who are at least 18 years of age, legal residents of the state, and have a qualifying medical condition may be able to purchase cannabis under state law. Conditions include HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, and similar conditions causing chronic non malignant pain. To start the qualification process, you must schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will go through your health records to verify your condition and determine what you have done to treat it in the past. If you qualify, the doctor will write a recommendation that can then be used to apply for a state-issued ID card with the Florida Department of Health.