If you are a Florida resident with a qualifying condition you are eligible for a medical marijuana card.
To be eligible you must be a permanent or seasonal Florida resident with a qualifying condition. A seasonal resident is defined by Florida law as someone who temporarily resides in Florida for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in Florida, returns to the state, country or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.
Florida law also requires you to be seen by a certified medical marijuana doctor to obtain their approval for a certification and medical marijuana orders.
Read further to see if your condition qualifies you for a medical marijuana card.
To qualify for medical marijuana you must have a qualifying medical condition such as Cancer, PTSD, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Glaucoma, HIV, AIDS; or a terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification; or a medical condition of the same kind or class as or comparable to the listed qualifying conditions; or chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition.
It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida law and to determine the patient’s eligibility and if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.
Some examples of other conditions that could apply that fall into the category of a ‘medical condition of the same kind or class as or comparable to’ are listed below.
COMPLETE THE PATIENT FORMS
CHOOSE A TIME TO MEET WITH THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR
RECEIVE YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
Once you are approved by the doctor, the next steps towards getting your medical marijuana card are listed below.