Florida Medical Marijuana

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Do you suffer from chronic debilitating pain?

It has been proven that medical marijuana is effective in the treatment of a variety of debilitating conditions. Medicinal marijuana is now legal in the state of Florida, and the staff of physicians at East Hill Medical Group are authorized to issue Florida Medical Marijuana Cards to qualifying patients.

Qualifying conditions include:
Anxiety, Anorexia, Arthritis, Back Pain, Cachexia (wasting away), Cancer, Chron's, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Migraine, Muscle Spasm, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, PTSD, Severe and Chronic Pain, Severe Nausea, Sickle Cell Anemia, Spasticity, Any terminal condition.

If you do not see your condition you may still qualify for one of the "other debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class" to be determined by the MD or ARNP.

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General Questions About the Florida Medical Marijuana Card Program

Individuals suffering from chronic and debilitating illnesses are eligible to receive medical cannabis within the state of Florida.

To begin the process, a patient must have an in-person visit with a Florida physician who is certified in compassionate use. In order to provide certifications to patients, a doctor must have an active, unrestricted medical license and must complete a course issued by the Florida Medical Association.

Once the physician has examined the patient, he or she can qualify (or “certify”) them to be able to purchase medical marijuana. After a patient is certified by a physician they must complete a medical marijuana ID card application with the Department of Health. When the Department approves the patient’s ID card application, the patient is legally then able to visit any of the state’s dispensaries or call a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center to arrange for delivery.

The law requires patients to be re-certified each 210 days, and the physician can certify up to a 70-day supply of cannabis at a time at a maximum daily dose that is yet to be determined by the Department of Health.

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

Qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

The department recommends speaking to your health care professional or scheduling an appointment with a physician that has completed the training required for ordering medical cannabis for patients to determine if medical marijuana products are right for you or your loved one. If approved, your doctor will enter your personal information and dosage recommendation into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, where it will be saved and stored for the duration of your treatment.

The Florida Department of Health has created a system for issuing and renewing Medical Marijuana Registry identification cards for patients and their caregivers. In combination with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, identification cards will further allow patients and caregivers to quickly demonstrate that they are registered in the Compassionate Use Registry. Florida rule 64-4.011, F.A.C. requires all patients and legal representatives to have a valid Compassionate Use Registry identification card to obtain low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis, or a cannabis delivery device.

To apply for a Compassionate Use Registry identification card, a patient must:
• Be a Florida resident
• Be a qualified patient in the Compassionate Use Registry
• Submit a completed application to the Office of Compassionate Use

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The Office of Medical Marijuana Use maintains a list of physicians who have completed the required education course. Any physician who holds an active, unrestricted license as a physician under Chapter 458, F.S. or an osteopathic physician under Chapter 459, F.S. may take the required course and examination.

Licensed medical marijuana treatment centers are authorized to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana. These are the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients and legal representatives.

The approved medical marijuana treatment centers are:

  • Bradenton
    1103 14th Street West
    Bradenton, FL 34205

  • Clearwater
    24761 US Highway 19 North 630
    Clearwater, FL 33763

  • Edgewater
    103 Boston Road
    Edgewater, Florida 32141

  • Gainesville
    Knox Medical
    3400 SW34th Street
    Gainesville, Florida, 32608

  • Jacksonville
    Knox Medical
    9901 San Jose Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32257

    6259 Beach Boulevard
    Jacksonville, Florida, 32216

  • Lady Lake
    13940 US HWY 441
    Lady Lake, Florida 32159

  • Miami
    Modern Health Concepts
    19000 SW 192nd Street
    Miami, FL 33187

    4020 Northwest 26th Street
    Miami, FL 33142

  • Orlando
    Knox Medical
    1901N. Orange Ave
    Orlando, Florida, 32804

  • Pensacola
    3119 North Davis Highway
    Pensacola, FL 32503

  • St. Petersburg
    8435 4th Street North
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702

  • Tallahassee
    Knox Medical
    1902 Thomasville Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32303

    Surterra Therapeutics
    1639 Village Square Blvd
    Tallahassee, FL 32309

    800 Capital Circle SE
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • Tampa
    Surterra Therapeutics
    2558 E Fowler AVE,
    Tampa FL 33612

    8701 North Dale Mabry Highway
    Tampa, FL 33614

Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana products to patients through courier delivery. If you do not see your city here you can still fill your orders by placing an order for delivery with a medical marijuana treatment center. Please contact a medical marijuana treatment center directly to fill an order for medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana is legal in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.
For Florida: Amendment 2, and the expanded qualifying medical conditions, became effective on January 3, 2017. The Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients are bound by Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution and 381.986 Florida Statutes. The department is committed to moving as quickly as possible to ensure the health of Floridians and implement the new legislation.

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

For more information on the program's legislation for patient use visit the Office Of Medical Marijuana Use website.

While ten different debilitating conditions are enumerated within the law, the state Constitution allows physicians the authority to certify patients who are suffering from “medical conditions of the same kind or class” for which the physician believes the benefits to the patient would outweigh the risk.

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One of marijuana's greatest advantages as a medicine is its safety. It has a negligible effect on major physiological functions and there is no known case of a lethal overdose. However it is important to note that the potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its components have been the subject of research and heated debate for decades and continues to be so.

Medical marijuana is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law.

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