Kissimmee Medical Marijuana
Residents of Kissimmee, Florida who are interested in using medical marijuana to treat a chronic, debilitating health condition may now qualify to legally purchase and use the drug in their treatment plan.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana
Florida is one of 30 U.S. states to legalize medical marijuana. The state has a process that any interested individual must follow to qualify. This includes being at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of Florida and having a qualifying medical condition such as Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, or glaucoma. If you meet these criteria, you next need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Without a recommendation from a doctor, you will not be able to apply for a state-issued ID card and will not be able to purchase marijuana legally. At your appointment, the doctor will go through your health history and find out how you have attempted to treat your condition in the past. If he or she decides you would benefit from a medical marijuana treatment plan, a recommendation will be issued.
Buying Medical Marijuana
With your recommendation, you can apply for an ID card with the Florida Department of Health. If you are approved, you will receive your card within 30 days in the mail. The card is good for one year and allows you to purchase marijuana from any licensed dispensary in the state such as A Green Relief in Kissimmee and Knox Medical in Orlando. Simply show the staff your ID and tell them about your medical condition, lifestyle considerations, and goals for using medical marijuana in your treatment plan. You will be able to purchase non-smoked types of marijuana that day directly from the dispensary. Under Florida law, smoking marijuana is still illegal, however, you can purchase it in forms such as edibles, oils, and topicals.
Kissimmee residents who are interested in learning more about using medical marijuana in their treatment plans should schedule a meeting with a licensed doctor in their area today.