If you have not visited the marijuana doctor yet and have not had a marijuana evaluation performed by a marijuana doctor in Florida please schedule an evaluation with a marijuana doctor before you submit your medical marijuana card application.
If you have already had your medical marijuana evaluation and the marijuana doctor has certified you for the Florida medical marijuana program and has entered your information into the Compassionate Use Registry the next step is to submit your application to the Florida Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use.
The medical marijuana application used in Florida's medical marijuana program is called The Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card Application. Click the link below to download and print the form.
Download form here: Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card Application.
Once you have completed the form you must mail the form to the Florida Department of Health at:
Florida Department of Health
ATTN: Office of Compassionate Use
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
After your form has been sent to the Office of Compassionate Use (OCU) you will receive a response in the mail, or by email if you entered an email address in the form, usually within two weeks letting know whether or not your application was accepted. If your application has any erroneous information the OCU will notify you and you will have to re-submit the application with the corrected information.
Once the OCU notifies that your application has been approved you will be issued a medical marijuana card, formally known as a Compassion Use Registry Identification Card. This card should be kept with you anytime you carry or consume medical marijuana.
It should be noted that even after your marijuana card is issued you may still need to wait up to 90 days after your first marijuana doctor evaluation before you can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.