How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana
In Florida, the use of medical marijuana to treat certain conditions when prescribed by a physician is legal as of June 2017. If you’re considering medical cannabis, explore qualifying conditions and learn whether you may be a candidate.
Patients can qualify for a variety of ailments and illnesses for which medical marijuana has been proven effective to alleviate symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions below or another condition with comparable severity and symptoms.
Conditions That Could Qualify
Although the following conditions are not written into Florida’s Amendment 2, the initiative indicates that other diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class may be eligible for a medical marijuana certification.
- Chronic Pain (any kind)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Essential Tremor (Kinetic)
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Meniere’s Disease
- Migraine Headaches
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
- Radiation Therapy Side Effects
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Qualifying Health Conditions
Some of the qualifying conditions include but are not limited to the following:
How it Works
On June 16, 2014, Florida became the 22nd state to legalize access to medical marijuana when Governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures, or muscle spasms could use low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis products prescribed by a licensed doctor. Doctors and patients had to register on the Compassionate Use Registry, an online database maintained by the Florida Department of Health. The governor also signed Senate Bill 1700, to protect the privacy of doctors prescribing low-THC marijuana and their patients.
The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 was placed on the ballot in November, 2014, but failed to win the required 60% majority of votes. The publicity surrounding this defeat helped to change the public attitude towards medical marijuana.
In March, 2016, State Bill 307 expanded access to full-strength medical marijuana to terminally ill patients who were determined by two doctors to have less than a year to live.
In November of 2016, 71% of Florida voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2.
A special legislative session in June, 2017, passed Senate Bill 8A (SB 8A), the Medical Use of Marijuana Act to implement rules for making medical marijuana available to Floridians. The Florida Department of Health established the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to implement these rules, and changed the name of the Compassionate Use Registry to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
The total cost is ONLY $249. It’s never been easier to obtain your Medical Marijuana Card!
Leaf Relief will take care of everything you need to get medical marijuana in one convenient visit!
- Smokeable Marijuana Certification
- Input of Marijuana Orders
- Assistance with Medical Marijuana Forms
- Medical Marijuana ID Card
- Medical Marijuana Qualification
- Medical Marijuana Certification
- Medical Marijuana Patient ID Number
- Medical Marijuana Physical Exam
- Review of Medical History
- Medical Records Requests
- Input into the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry
- Customized Medical Marijuana Treatment Plan
Our medical marijuana doctors offer a number of convenient Florida locations and are proud to provide compassionate care to patients in need; however, completing this form in no way constitutes certification approval by a medical marijuana doctor. By completing this form, you certify that the information provided is correct to the best of your knowledge and understand that to falsify information is grounds for denial of certification. You further acknowledge acceptance of solicitation regarding medical marijuana clinic services.
Check Your Eligibility
Complete this form to find out if you are eligible for a Florida medical marijuana certification today!
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