“I was always of the opinion that nature has a treatment for everything in a more natural and less risky way than conventional pharmaceuticals. Almost a year after becoming certified as a Florida medical marijuana doctor, I felt I had a duty to work for those with conditions that leave them feeling without hope. I used to hear it once in a blue moon, now it seems like every week I hear “It gave me my life back!”

“I was always of the opinion that nature has a treatment for everything in a more natural and less risky way than conventional pharmaceuticals. Almost a year after becoming certified as a Florida medical marijuana doctor, I felt I had a duty to work for those with conditions that leave them feeling without hope. I used to hear it once in a blue moon, now it seems like every week I hear “It gave me my life back!”

“I was always of the opinion that nature has a treatment for everything in a more natural and less risky way than conventional pharmaceuticals. Almost a year after becoming certified as a Florida medical marijuana doctor, I felt I had a duty to work for those with conditions that leave them feeling without hope. I used to hear it once in a blue moon, now it seems like every week I hear “It gave me my life back!”

About Dr. Aleem Malik

Medical Experience

  • Senior Physician, Assistant Medical Director – Public Health Sector (2003 – Present)
  • Physician, Florida (2003 – Present)
  • General Practitioner, Royal College of General Practitioners (Present)

Education

This clinic is located behind the North Florida Regional Hospital, next to Labcorp.

This clinic is located in Duval County, Jacksonville, near Ponte Vedra Beach, Neptune Beach, and Arlington. It is a long orange building with a red roof, with a clinic beside Carpet Concepts.

Discounts on Gainesville and Jacksonville Beach Clinic Services

Patient Transfer Discount

Patient Transfer Pricing

$49 initial assessment for transferring patients

  • Unsatisfied with your current provider? MMTC wants to help you out.
  • $49 initial assessment for patients who already have a registry Florida ID card and are looking to switch medical cannabis doctors.
  • Applies only to select MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

Veteran Discount

Veterans Discount

10% discount

  • MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on all clinic services.
  • Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.

Local Medical Marijuana Events

Patient Testimonials

Jill, 36, Jacksonville Beach

Jill, 36
Jacksonville Beach Medical Marijuana Clinic

– 2 months on medical cannabis
– Back Pain, sciatica, migraines, menstrual cramps
– Previously treated with traditional pain medication, chiropractor

I was in a car accident and as a result, have bad lower back pain with sciatica. I visited the chiropractor 2-3 times a week but I was still in constant pain with frequent sciatic flare ups. I recently got my medical card and this has helped me tremendously. I finally feel like my old self again! I very rarely have back pain anymore and I was shocked to see how well this has worked for me. I also have been using it to treat my migraines as well as bad menstrual cramps. I am very happy to report that medical marijuana helps me manage those issues as well. Overall I am extremely happy and would recommend this to anyone who could benefit. It is truly an amazing medicine and I just hope enough people can open their eyes wide enough to see that.

 

James, 66

James, 66
Jacksonville Beach Medical Marijuana Clinic

– 3 months on medical cannabis
– Degenerative Disc Disorder, sleeping problems
– Previously treated with opioids, muscle relaxers, a gabapentinoid-class medication for seizures/neuropathic pain/RLS

Before I started cannabis I could not sleep through the night, but now I sleep all night long. Also before cannabis I was taking opioids three times a day and [a gabapentinoid] three times a day with muscle relaxers two times a day, now I only take an opioid one time a day and no muscle relaxers.

Kathryn, 54

Kathryn, 54
Jacksonville Beach Medical Marijuana Clinic

– 5 months on medical cannabis
– PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Celiac Disease, chronic pain, sleeping problems
– Previously treated with traditional pain medication

I moved to Jacksonville, FL to get new start in life and the fact that the Mayo Clinic was close (I thought would be good for me), was a deciding factor to move.

I started going to the clinic in Jacksonville Beach and the staff there is so very helpful and really do want to help everyone that comes into their office. I wanted to get off prescription medication, as I have Celiac Disease and sleeping problems since I lost my spouse.

I have been using medical marijuana to combat PTSD and chronic pain. I was using prescription medicine in pill form, 4 times a day to manage my pain and 3 pills at night to manage my sleeping problems. But since taking medical marijuana, I am almost down to not taking any pills at all. This had been a great help to also manage the stress level and anxiety issues as well.

I have been sleeping better and feel more rested in the morning. Since starting medical marijuana, I am able to concentrate/focus more at work.

If you can qualify for medical marijuana, I think you should go the nearest MMTC and seek help and get information on what types of the medical marijuana is for you, as there are so many different forms and strands to help. I still haven’t found a strand that helps me eat more, but I’m still working on that and maybe in the next few months I will be able to eat more.

Medical marijuana had truly been a blessing for me, plus it is healthier on my organs and my blood work is better since I stopped taking the medicines for my pain and sleeping issues.

A really good plus is that the staff at the dispensaries are very helpful to get you the right medical marijuana for what you need.

Florida Medical Marijuana FAQ

Where can I get Medical Marijuana in Gainesville? 
Once you receive your registry ID card in the mail or temporary ID card via email from the state, contact the local dispensary of your choice to pick up your medication or arrange delivery.

What’s the difference between medical cannabis and low-THC cannabis? 
Low-THC cannabis is a cannabis plant, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and more than 10 percent of CBD weight for weight. This is the type of plant used for the production of products to be dispensed from a licensed medical marijuana treatment center. [x]

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Gainesville, Florida?
Patients must be entered into the Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may then be submitted online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry website or mailed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, along with a $75 registration fee. The Department accepts applications from patients and legal representatives. [x]

How do I renew my medical marijuana card in Florida? 
To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or legal representative must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. The application can be found here.

How much cannabis can a medical marijuana doctor order for each patient in Florida? 
A physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. [x]

Can I travel with Medical Marijuana in Florida? 
Medical marijuana is legal throughout the state of Florida but remains federally illegal, so medical marijuana product may NOT be transported across state lines.

What conditions qualify for Medical Marijuana in Gainesville? 
The Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients are bound by Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution. Medical marijuana may be recommended for a “Debilitating Medical Condition,” which in this case means cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. You can view an expanded list of conditions which often qualify for cannabis-based treatment here.

What do I need to bring to my appointment? 
MMTC providers request that you bring supporting documentation with your diagnosis or prior treatment to the clinic at the time of your initial appointment. In addition, please bring identification or proof of Florida residency. if you have questions about which documents to bring with you, give us a call at 850-906-5000.

Do I need the Registry ID card first? 
No. In fact, a medical cannabis provider such as those at our clinics must qualify you and complete an assessment before you can be assigned a patient ID number, which you need in order to apply for the card through the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Do you take my insurance? 
Unfortunately, medical cannabis is still federally illegal, therefore no insurance company has elected to cover cannabis-related treatments.

Is my medical information secure? 
We take all necessary measures to be 100% HIPAA compliant. Any personal health information you provide is completely safe and secure.