Buying Medical Marijuana in Florida
When your ID card arrives in the mail, you may use it to legally purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Nearby dispensaries include Surterra Wellness and Knox Medical in Pensacola. At the dispensary, the professional staff will verify your ID and ask you questions about your medical condition and symptoms. This will help them recommend the right types of non-smoked marijuana products for your needs. Smoking marijuana is illegal under state law but you may purchase it in forms such as edibles, oils, and tinctures.
If you are interested in using medical marijuana to treat your condition, schedule an appointment with a doctor today for more information.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana Use in Florida
If you are over 18 years old, a legal resident of the state, and have one of the conditions deemed treatable by medical cannabis, you could qualify to legally purchase and use the drug. Qualifying conditions include HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson’s, and Crohn’s disease. You must have an in-person meeting with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will verify your condition and examine your medical records to determine what you have used to attempt to treat the condition in the past. If the doctor believes you qualify, he or she will issue a written recommendation. This must be included with your application to the Florida Department of Health for a state-issued ID card. You must have an ID card to legally purchase marijuana in the state. Your card is valid for one year and may be renewed by scheduling a follow-up appointment with your doctor.