What Do I Need to Know About Qualifying for Medical Marijuana?
If you are over the age of 18 and a legal resident of Florida, you may be able to qualify to legally purchase and use non-smoked medical marijuana. Do you have a chronic medical condition such as cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, Crohn’s disease, or epilepsy? If so, you need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in your area. He or she will be able to go through your health history and determine if your condition qualifies under Florida law. The doctor will also ask you about current symptoms and any other forms of treatment you have tried in the past and how successful they were at treating your condition. If the doctor decides that you are a good candidate for medical marijuana treatment, he or she will write you a recommendation that is needed to apply for a state-issued ID card with the Florida Department of Health.
How Do I Buy Medical Marijuana?
If you are approved for an ID card, you should receive it within 30 days and you will be able to use it to legally purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state such as Curaleaf, Surterra or Trulieve, all in Tampa. With the card, you can purchase marijuana for one year. When you visit the dispensary, they will verify your ID and speak with you about your condition, symptoms, and any lifestyle considerations that may affect your treatment plan. They will then recommend types, strains, and doses of non-smoked medical marijuana that you can use to enhance your health and treat your condition. Smoking marijuana is still illegal under Florida law.
If using medical marijuana to treat your chronic health condition is of interest to you, you need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. He or she can determine if you qualify and help you begin the process of being a legal medical marijuana patient.
At MMJ DOCTORS, our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and trained in the field of medical marijuana recommendations. We know you need the medical benefits and pain management relief of cannabis, and we’re here to help you with all aspects of acquiring your marijuana Doctors certification.