Buying Medical Marijuana in Florida
Once approved, your ID card should arrive in the mail within 30 days and can be used to purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Dispensaries near Plantation include Trulieve in Bradenton and Compassionate Cannabis Clinic of Venice. Simply show the knowledgeable staff at the dispensary your ID card and tell them about your medical condition, symptoms, and any lifestyle concerns that may affect your treatment. This will help them recommend the right types, doses, and strains of marijuana for your needs.
If you are a legal resident of Florida and want to learn more about using medical marijuana to treat your chronic health condition, schedule an appointment with a licensed doctor today to see if you qualify.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in Florida
If you are over 18, a legal resident of Florida, and have one of the qualifying health conditions treatable by cannabis under state law, you could qualify to legally purchase and use the drug. Those conditions that qualify include glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, and conditions that cause chronic non malignant pain. Terminal conditions also qualify for marijuana use. To verify your condition, you must meet in-person with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will go through your health records and find out more about your condition, symptoms, and efforts at treating the condition in the past. If he or she believes you would make a good medical marijuana patient, a written recommendation will be issued. This is needed to apply for a state-issued ID card with the Florida Department of Health. You may not purchase marijuana legally without this ID card.