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We're connected with medical marijuana doctors in Florida and in populated cities like Miami and Jacksonville, to lesser known cities on the outskirts of the state. Get seen by an FL cannabis doctor that's close by, there's no reason to travel across the state to begin the evaluation process. Medicinal marijuana is now legal, the benefits are clear and your access to cannabis is spreading wildly. We help you get started!
Conditions Expected to Expand ->
As you can see from the medical marijuana conditions list to the right, patients have traditionally sought help from medicinal cannabis for a wide range of symptoms. Florida's qualifying conditions are still limited but coverage is expected to expand as more doctors get behind the benefits of medical marijuana. You can start your evaluation process now and get seen by a medicinal cannabis doctor that's Florida licensed.
How to become a patient
To become a patient that is treated with medical marijuana in Florida, you must meet certain criteria and be able to prove certain aspects of your application. These include:
- Be 18 years of age.
- Be a resident of Florida and provide evidence of so.
- Must be able to show medical records of your illness or ailment.
- Must be diagnosed by a physician (who has been your doctor for at least three months prior) as have a medical condition that is debilitating.
- Must be registered with the Department of Health.
- Must have attempted other treatments other than medical marijuana without success to determine the risk are reasonable.
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Florida medical marijuana qualifying conditions
Many people are helped by medical marijuana and under Florida state law it is now legal to obtain medical marijuana under certain conditions. It is however important to understand the criteria and conditions, as well as the liabilities that pertain to the access and use of medical marijuana in Florida.
To be considered for medical marijuana in Florida, there are a list of certain conditions that the patient must be suffering from in order to qualify. These are:
- ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- All forms of cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Chronic muscle spasms
- M.S. (Multiple sclerosis)
- post traumatic stress disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other conditions of same severity
Access to medical marijuana in Florida
It is important to understand that medical marijuana is in fact illegal under federal law.
What this means is that doctors are unable to prescribe Florida medical marijuana under federal law, and you cannot go to a pharmacy to fill your prescription. In place of the standard prescription medical marijuana physicians will supply a recommendation for access to medical marijuana.
What this means is that medical marijuana is not legal under U.S. federal policy although access is available under state law, so patients can get access, this is not legal in other states and patients should not cross state lines with their medical marijuana. They should also keep their medical marijuana at home whenever possible and avoid public usage.
Getting medical marijuana in Florida
To get a medical marijuana card in Florida it is important that you are aware of the laws and conditions that are in place. If you are in any doubt about any aspect of obtaining medical marijuana in Florida then you can visit the official Florida government website to answer your concerns.
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