Buying Medical Marijuana
If approved, your ID card will arrive in the mail within 30 days and is valid for one year to buy medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Nearby dispensaries include Knox Medical and Trulieve in St. Petersburg. The helpful dispensary staff will verify your ID and ask more about your medical condition so they can recommend the right forms of non-smoked medical marijuana for your needs. Though smoking marijuana is illegal under state law, you may buy it in forms such as pills, oils, edibles, and sprays.
If you are a legal resident of Florida and are interested in using medical marijuana to treat your chronic medical condition, schedule an appointment with a licensed doctor today to see if you qualify.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana Use
To qualify for medical marijuana use in Florida, you must be at least 18 and a legal resident of the state. You must also have one of the medical conditions considered treatable under state law. These include terminal conditions, conditions that cause chronic non malignant pain, and certain conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, cancer, and glaucoma. The next step in qualifying is to have an in-person appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will thoroughly examine your health history and find out what you have done to treat your condition in the past. If the doctor believes you would make a good medical cannabis patient, he or she will issue a written recommendation. This needs to be included with your application for a state-issued ID with the Florida Department of Health.