Florida Medical Marijuana Cards: What You Need to Know

Florida has legalized the use of medical marijuana for certain health conditions. Guidelines apply to the process of obtaining a Florida medical marijuana card, and a doctor recommendation is generally required. Continue reading for answers to common questions about getting a Florida medical marijuana card. 

How Do I Get a Medical Marijuana Card?

In Florida, you must enroll in the medical marijuana program to get a medical marijuana card. To do this, you need to follow a multi-step process that may take a few weeks to complete.

  • To begin the process of getting a medical marijuana card, first find a licensed medical marijuana doctor. There are thousands of licensed doctors to choose from. 
  • Dr. Shapiro is an experienced medical marijuana doctor in Clearwater, Florida. Visit MMF online to learn more. 
  • Next, schedule and attend a consultation with your doctor to discuss your qualifying condition and potential treatment options. Your doctor can provide a written marijuana recommendation, submit your information to the Florida Marijuana Use Registry, and then give you a patient ID number.
  • With the patient ID number from your doctor, you can apply for a medical marijuana ID card through the online application. A $75 processing fee is required. 

With that, your application for a Florida medical marijuana card is complete. Once you receive your medical marijuana card, you can work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan for your condition. Visit MMF for further information on medical marijuana treatment methods in Florida. 

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

As stated above, the processing fee for a Florida medical marijuana card is $75. However, the office visit needed to obtain a recommendation from a licensed medical marijuana doctor may cost $200 to $300. 

What Are the Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card?

To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Florida, you must fit certain guidelines. Specifically, you need to have a qualifying medical condition outlined in Florida’s medical marijuana law, including:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic muscle spasms
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Amendment 21 of Florida marijuana law enables licensed medical marijuana doctors (such as Alternative Medical Care) to provide medical marijuana recommendations for conditions other than those listed above. There is a long list of other symptoms and conditions that may qualify you for a medical marijuana card with a doctor recommendation; a few examples include ADHD, anxiety, autism, diabetes, fibromyalgia, insomnia, lupus, neuropathy, Parkinson’s Disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, among many others. 

How Do I Renew My Medical Marijuana Card?

Florida medical marijuana cards expire one year after the date of approval. It’s recommended to submit a medical marijuana renewal application a minimum of 45 days before the expiration date to ensure that you don’t lose coverage. A new application can be submitted in writing at any time, and the option to renew electronically becomes available 45 days before the expiration date. Renewing your medical marijuana card in Florida costs $75. 

To learn more about medical marijuana in Florida and how it can aid in the treatment of qualifying conditions, visit MMF online today.


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