How to Purchase Medical Marijuana
Your ID card, once approved, will arrive in the mail within 30 days and can be used to purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Nearby dispensaries include Knox Medical and Go Green Cross, both in Orlando. At the dispensary, the professional staff will verify your ID and ask you questions about your condition, symptoms, and any relevant lifestyle concerns. They will then recommend non-smoked versions of marijuana including pills and vapes. Smoking marijuana is still illegal under Florida law. You may purchase your products on-site at the dispensary and begin your treatment that day.
If you suffer from a chronic health condition that could be treated with marijuana, you may be able to qualify under Florida state law. Schedule a doctor’s appointment today to find out more.
How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana
Qualifying for medical marijuana under Florida’s Amendment 2 is a simple process. First, you must be 18 years of age or older. Second, you must be a legal resident of Florida. Finally, you must have a qualifying medical condition that is verified at an in-person appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Medical conditions that qualify include cancer, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, and conditions causing chronic non malignant pain. Your doctor will go through your health history to determine details about your condition including what you have done to treat it in the past. If he or she believes you would make a good medical cannabis patient, a written recommendation will be issued. This is needed to apply for an ID card with the Florida Department of Health.