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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

  • STEP 1:

    BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

    Schedule and attend your appointment with your physician. If you are younger than 18 or terminal, a second physician must concur and this determination must be reflected in the patient’s medical records. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor.


    Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.

  • STEP 2:

    CONSULT WITH AN MMJ DOCTOR

    Consult with a doctor for 15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Your physician will enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. If you have a caregiver, they must also be added to the registry.


    Every patient will need to prove Florida residency for their application to be accepted by the state of FL.

  • STEP 3:

    GET APPROVED

    Once you are approved and registered with the DOH, you'll wait for your card to come in the mail in 2-3 weeks. Once the card comes, you can begin purchasing marijuana legally from any dispensary in Florida.


    Medical marijuana cards in Florida are only valid for 210 days and must be re-certified every 70 days or your card will be made invalid. For no extra fee, a doctor can consult with you online through our platform to make sure your card stays valid.

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About Cannabis in Florida

To become a medical marijuana patient in Florida, it’s a three-step process. First, you book an appointment with a doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Second, once you are evaluated and approved, you’ll receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed MMJ doctor. Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuana in Florida, you can buy medical marijuana from any Florida dispensary in your area.

1. You MUST complete the Patient Attestation Form and bring it into your appointment with the doctor.
2. You MUST re-certify your license/medical card every 70 days by seeing a doctor. We do not charge extra for these additional visits.
3. A medical marijuana card in Florida is ONLY VALID FOR 210 DAYS. You will need to renew your card entirely within that timeframe and pay for an additional consultation with a doctor.

To qualify for the medical marijuana program in Florida, you must:

1. Be 18 years of age or older (minors need two physician recommendations as well as consent from their legal guardian).
2. Have medical records showing that you have a qualifying medical condition.
3. Be recommended by a physician for marijuana use.
4. Be a resident in the state of Florida with proof of residency.

Physician Consultation

The first step to becoming a medicinal marijuana patient in Florida is to meet with a certified Florida doctor licensed from the state to certify patients for medical marijuana. This is the service Veriheal provides. Our physician will consult with you on your ailments and assist you in getting set up through the state.

State Sign-Up

If you would like to become a medical marijuana patient in the state of Florida, it is mandatory that you sign up through the state as a patient. The Florida Department of Health allows patients to sign up through the state and become patients who can purchase medical marijuana legally. The state will send you your physical, hard-copy medical marijuana card once your application is approved.

Application Fee

There is a $75 fee that you must pay to the state to get your card. This fee covers your actual medical marijuana card and goes directly to the state. It is separate from the $200 fee you pay Veriheal for your consultation.

Proof of Residency

You will need to have proof of residency that you are a Florida resident when you complete your state application after your appointment. Acceptable forms of proof include:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Voter Card
  • Utility bills with your name and address on them

Qualifying Conditions

  • 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.

For more information, visit the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana site.

A list of dispensaries you can purchase from can be found on our dispensaries page.

*Disclaimer – Florida requires medical records to be approved. Our doctor cannot approve you for medical marijuana treatment if you do not have records supporting that you have one of the qualifying conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Florida to become a medical marijuana patient in Florida?

Yes. You need to show a Florida ID or an acceptable form as proof o residency.

How do I apply for a medical marijuana card in Florida?

You’ll book an appointment to see one of Veriheal’s licensed medical marijuana doctors who can certify you for cannabis treatment. This doctor will help you complete your application with the state and get you into a dispensary as quickly as possible.

What is the process to obtain a medical marijuana card in Florida?

Qualifying patients may book an appointment to see a doctor at their earliest convenience. During your appointment, one of our doctors who review your ailments and medical condition(s). Next, once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed FL doctor and be registered with the state. Lastly, once approved for medical marijuana, you can buy medical marijuana in Florida.

How can I find a registered physician?

No need to worry. We provide the Florida physicians for you.

Do I need to see the physician on video or do I just go right in person?

For Florida, you will be going right into the doctor’s office. If you are not approved your consultation is free! We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Can I drive while using medical marijuana?

No. There are limitations in the medical marijuana laws in Florida. It does not allow driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana.

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes it does! FL now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use as long as the patient has medical records supporting their condition(s).

What are the qualifying conditions in Florida?

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.

Are there different kinds of medical marijuana?

There are many different strains of medical marijuana that provide different types of relief. Contact us to provide you more details based on your needs. Our registered physicians will be able to recommend different options.

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Florida practitioner registered state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

Can I use medical marijuana in public?

No. Medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

Where are the dispensaries in Florida? Is there a dispensary near me?

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of Florida dispensaries here.

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

Last week we signed up

4,143 patients

for their medical cannabis cards