Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Florida?
Find Out If You Qualify
In order to be treated by our specialist physicians, a patient must be:
• 18+ years of age
• Permanent Florida resident
OR seasonal Florida resident
• Diagnosed with a qualifying condition or a comparable chronic condition
Take a short test to see if you are eligible for a Medical Marijuana Registry ID Card under Florida regulations. We’ll email you the results!
Initial Clinic Appointment
Your provider will work with you to identify medical marijuana treatment options and dosage forms to suit your individual needs. If you do not qualify there is no charge for your appointment.
During your appointment, your provider can help you to apply for your Registry ID Card with the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use. We will provide you with a copy of the application and any personalized assistance you need.
Pick Up or Order Your Medical Marijuana Recommendation
When the state has processed and approved your application, you can visit a licensed medical cannabis dispensary to pick up your medical marijuana recommendation or schedule for your medical marijuana to be discreetly and securely delivered.
We’re here for you! If you have any problems with your application, want to request a dosage adjustment, or have any questions, give us a call at 850-906-5000.
Steps to get a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
Take our eligibility survey to see if you qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida.
If you believe you qualify, schedule an appointment with one of our many qualified Florida medical marijuana doctors.
Gather your medical records before the appointment, containing a previous diagnosis of a qualifying Florida medical marijuana condition.
Go to your medical marijuana doctor appointment at scheduled time and location.
If your marijuana physician gives you a recommendation, you must complete and submit an application with the State of Florida along with the $75 application fee.
Applicants may apply online or mail the application, along with a $75 check or money order, to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
Upon processing, you will be sent an email from the State of Florida.
Florida Medical Marijuana Card FAQ
How much does a Florida Medical Marijuana card cost?
What conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Florida?
How do I renew my medical marijuana card?
How often do I need to see my marijuana doctor?
If my application is approved, where can I buy medical marijuana in Florida?
A patient may choose to buy their recommended medical marijuana product at the dispensary of their choosing, similar to how a traditional medical prescription can be filled by any pharmacy of the patient's choice. Common dispensary choices are Trulieve, MüV, GrowHealthy, Columbia Care Florida, Curaleaf, Surterra Wellness, and VidaCann. To find a dispensary location near you, use this search tool.
Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?
Can I travel with my medical marijuana from Florida?
Where can I use my medical marijuana in Florida?
Keep medical marijuana out of children’s reach and sight– preferably in a medication lockbox–and put it away after every use.
How much does my initial Medical Marijuana Card appointment cost?
How much does it cost to renew my Florida Medical marijuana card?
See here for a detailed guide to renewing your card
What is the total annual cost of a Florida Medical marijuana card?
What can I expect at my first visit with my Florida Medical Marijuana doctor?
Upon arrival, you will check in with our friendly care staff. The physician will then see you to discuss your medical history and if cannabis is right for you. The initial consultation is as much like a counseling session as a primary care appointment. If you qualify, our team in-clinic will assist you in applying for your Registry ID card.
What are the residency requirements for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card?
What if I only live in Florida Part-Time?
A seasonal (part-time) resident who does not have a Florida driver's license or identification card must submit a copy of at least two of the following documents:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement from a Florida property.
- One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
- A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
Minor patients must submit a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current record of registration from a Florida K-12 school and a copy of the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian’s valid Florida driver’s license or identification card.
For all forms of residency, the name and address on the document(s) provided must match the name and address provided in the application.
Please see our Patient Information Brochure for more details on Florida’s residency requirements for medical marijuana.
What documents must I bring to my appointment with my medical marijuana doctor?
If you suffer from a chronic but undiagnosed mental health disorder, we may be able to help. Please discuss this with our call center and we can get you in touch with a LCSW for an assessment.
Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me in Florida
Florida Med Card Pricing & Discounts
MMTC offers a 10% discount to veterans on medical marijuana clinic services.
Applies to all MMTC clinic locations. This discount is available year-round.
Patient Transfer Pricing
$49 initial assessment for transferring patients. Only available at select locations. Click Here for Details
MMTC Dosing Support Call Center
From scheduling questions to clinic locations to payment solutions, we can find you an answer. Our call center also offers assistance with dosing questions many of our patients may have. We can get you in touch with your provider for those questions that require a more clinical response.
Click to call now or dial 850-906-5000:
- Scheduling assistance
- Learn about clinic locations
- Dosing questions and dosage changes
- Payment solutions
- Routes of administration
- Product selection
Florida’s medical marijuana program is designed to create and maintain a strong physician-patient relationship, to the benefit of the patient. The experts at MMTC have found that providing a strong call center for consistent point of contact is vital for patients to achieve the best outcome from their cannabis therapy. Being able to get a timely and knowledgeable response when needed can make the difference between controlling your symptoms or a failing therapy.
Patient Coordinators are available in the MMTC call center Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Messages can be left after hours and are returned ASAP on the next weekday.
Education and Extended Resources
Medical Marijuana Card Terms
When a medical marijuana doctor or clinic staff refers to an "application" during an initial appointment, they most likely mean the Medical Marijuana Use Registry Card Application found on the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use website.
Applications available to Florida medical marijuana patients include:
- Patient ID Card Application (Initial and Renewal)
- Caregiver ID Card Application (Initial and Renewal)
- Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form
A budtender is an associate who works the floor at a dispensary, there to guide and educate patients on different types of cannabis, its effects, and how to use it.
A medical marijuana caregiver is someone who has the legal right to purchase and possess medical cannabis, to be used by the qualified patient. A caregiver must:
- Be 21+ and a Florida resident
- Be registered with the state’s medical marijuana use registry (FL MMUR)
- Agree in writing to helping administer medical marijuana for their patient
- Complete a caregiver certification course by the DOH, to be recertified every 2 years
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of the main elements of cannabinoids. It is very effective for medical use, such as treating neuropathic pain, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects (“high” or “stoned” feelings) that THC is known to produce.
A medical cannabis dispensary is a state-licensed cannabis-retail store where medical marijuana patients and caregivers can purchase legal cannabis. In Florida these are sometimes called medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs).
The ‘bud’ on the cannabis plant, is also known as the flower. Similar to other plants, this part of the cannabis plant ‘blooms’ with the buds. This is the reproductive organ on the female cannabis plant. The flower of the plant gets harvested to be used as medication.
Hemp is a fibrous product created from the male cannabis plant. It is used to manufacture materials like rope, paper, fabric, and many other products. Hemp is federally illegal to grow in the United States, however; some states have passed laws approving commercial production.
Low-THC cannabis is a cannabis flower that contains less than 0.8% THC and more than 10% of CBD. Many CBD-dominant products are also low-THC products.
Medical marijuana is the use of the cannabis plant, its components or extracts in order to treat illnesses or ailments. A state-issued medical marijuana card is needed to purchase medical marijuana.
Microdosing is the act of consuming small amounts of cannabis to experience the benefits without intoxication.
Reciprocity is the term used to designate US states with laws to allow medical marijuana patients to legally purchase product when they are not in their home state. Some states allow their dispensaries to accept out-of-state Registry ID cards, while others will not honor cards that their state government did not issue. There are also states that allow traveling patients to carry their medicine into the state but do not allow them to purchase from their dispensaries. Florida does not have reciprocity at this time, meaning that out-of-state visitors may not purchase from Florida dispensaries with a medical marijuana card from another state.
THC is an abbreviation for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as the cannabinoid largely responsible for the “high” associated with using cannabis. Research has shown that there is no lethal dose of the compound in its natural form.
This website is intended for informational use only. It is not meant to constitute medical advice. Please contact your health provider prior to making any medical decisions.
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