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On November 8th, 2016, the people of Florida passed Amendment 2 which allows for qualified patients who have been diagnosed with certain debilitating medical conditions to purchase medical marijuana in Florida and use it legally. In order to use medical marijuana in Florida you must first get your medical marijuana certificate and card.
In Florida the legislation known as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, was approved and the law expanded the protection for medical marijuana in Florida to include medical conditions other than cancer and the few other medical conditions that were allowed before under the previous law. Read more about Florida's medical marijuana law in Florida.
Medical Marijuana Card
To legally buy and consume medical marijuana in Florida the person must obtain a medical marijuana card. In order to get a medical marijuana card in Florida you must schedule an evaluation with a medical marijuana doctor that is certified by the Florida Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use.
In Florida only a medical doctor that is registered and certified by the Florida Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use may certify a patient to use medical marijuana and enter the patient into the Compassionate Use Registry database.
Even if you have medical records already proving that you have one of the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana in Florida you still need to schedule an appointment for an evaluation by a certified marijuana doctor in order to get certified and registered in the Compassionate Use Registry.
Medical Conditions for MMJ in Florida
Before 2016, Florida's medical marijuana law was restricted to only patients with terminal illness such as cancer, and patients with chronic and debilitating seizures. After Amendment 2 was passed in 2016 the list of qualifying medical for Florida's medical cannabis program was expanded. Below is the list of medical conditions that qualify a person for medical marijuana in Florida.
- Crohn's disease
- Chronic muscle spasms
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson's disease
- multiple sclerosis
- and others...
Besides the list of medical conditions specifically stated in Florida's marijuana law, Florida's marijuana law also allows for any other ailment or medical condition that a medical marijuana doctor certified by the Florida Department of Health medical cannabis program deems as beneficial to the medical patient as long as the benefits outweigh the potential risks or medical marijuana.
If your medical condition is not on the list of medical conditions stated above then you should call us to find out if your medical condition may qualify.
Medical Marijuana in Florida for PTSD
Medical marijuana in Florida for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is allowed under Amendment 2. In order to get your medical marijuana card in Florida for PTSD you must schedule an evaluation with a marijuana psychiatrist who is certified by the state to treat PTSD with medical marijuana. Patients must have a PTSD diagnoses from a psychologist and a medical marijuana referral from the marijuana psychiatrist. Patients with PTSD can choose to have their medical marijuana evaluation and treatment over the phone, a practice known as telemedicine.
Schedule an evaluation and apply for medical marijuana in Florida.