Apply for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card

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Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients

Limited

4 oz possession limit

2.5 oz purchase limit

Recreational users

Illegal

State Taxes

Medical patients

6%

Recreational users

N/A

Cultivation

Cultivation

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

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1BOOK 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.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. If you are approved, 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.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved and registered with Florida’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry, 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. There is no additional fee for a 70-day re-certification within the same year. A doctor can consult with you online through our platform to make sure your card stays valid. However, you will need to book an entirely new appointment and incur the fee to renew your card after the 210 total days have lapsed. We advise you to have this appointment prior to your card expiring so that your card does not go inactive.

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 210 days in Florida and you will need to re-certify your license and incur the fee for another appointment when it expires.

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Florida's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:

831,775

This number represents 3.75% of Florida's total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:

564

Florida's Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers are all operated from 22 total licensed cannabis providers.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Dry cannabis flower, tinctures, suppositories, edibles, extracts, pre-rolls, vapes, and concentrates

All cannabis formulations are available to Florida medical marijuana patients.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$6-$11 per gram

The average price of an ounce of medical cannabis in Florida is around $300.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:

22 plants in their home for medical use.

Cardholders in Florida can grow up to 4

Annual Revenue from Medical Marijuana Sales:

$1.44 billion

If passed on the 2024 ballot, recreational cannabis in Florida is estimated to generate $431.3 million more in sales tax in the first year.

Cannabis in the State of Florida

The Florida Marijuana Legalization Initiative (Initiative #22-05) awaits review by the state Supreme Court. Despite opposition from groups like the Drug-Free America Foundation and Florida Chamber of Commerce, legalizing recreational use may generate substantial tax revenues and has widespread support following the success of the state’s medical cannabis program. The amendment is anticipated to appear on the November 2024 ballot, with observers expecting it to surpass the required 60% voter approval threshold.

Since the Sunshine State legalized medical cannabis in 2016, more than 656,000 Florida residents see relief from debilitating symptoms from underlying conditions.

Since 2016, the state’s medical cannabis program has expanded to give patients more freedom as to how they choose to consume their cannabis.

In 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB-182 into law, officially legalizing smokable medical marijuana. SB-182, the Medical Use of Marijuana act, redefines the term “medical use” to include the possession, use and administration of marijuana in a form for smoking.

Also called Amendment 2, this legislation puts raw flower on the list of available medical cannabis products from Florida dispensaries, including edibles, concentrates, low-THC cannabis flower, topicals, and vapes.

2022 Florida Statutes outline the most recent guidance for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under these Florida medical marijuana laws, patients may only purchase edibles and other marijuana products that are produced and dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC).

Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida

To become a medical marijuana patient in Florida, it’s a three-step process. First, Veriheal can help you book an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Second, once you are evaluated and if you are approved, you’ll receive a medical cannabis recommendation from the doctor. Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuan, 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 for re-certification within the same year. 
  3. You MUST complete the application for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card with the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). Submit all necessary documentation and a $75 application fee.
  4. A medical marijuana card in Florida is ONLY VALID FOR 210 DAYS. You will need to renew your card entirely within that timeframe. A doctor can consult with you through Veriheal’s platform to make sure your card remains valid. 

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

  1. Be an adult (18-years-old or older).
  2. Be recommended by a physician for marijuana use (physician must be registered with the Florida MMJ program.)
  3. Have proof of a qualifying medical condition(s) in the form of medical records.
  4. Minors must have recommendations from two physicians and their legal guardian must give consent.

The state will send you your physical, hard-copy medical marijuana card once your application is approved.

Patient Qualifying Conditions

Florida has a list of qualifying conditions that make residents of the state eligible for medical cannabis certification. Thus far, the Sunshine State has approved the following conditions:

The state also details that any “medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above,” and “a terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification,” qualify patients for certification.

Lastly, a “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” is also considered according to the state. Along with having a qualifying medical condition, residents must also meet other state requirements to be eligible for a medical cannabis license.

Patient Possession Limits

According to Florida state law, a certified physician may not issue a certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana or more than six 35-day supply limits of raw flower marijuana for smoking or vaping.

Registered patients’ daily THC doses are restricted to 60 mg for edibles; 350 mg for vaporization; 200 mg for capsules and tinctures; 190 mg for sublingual tinctures; 190 mg for suppositories; and 150 mg for topicals.

Lastly, a 35-day supply limit for marijuana for smoking shall not exceed 2.5 ounces.

Caregiver Requirements in Florida

Like the patient, a caregiver must meet specific requirements by the state to assist a patient with medical cannabis use. A caregiver must prove their address with a valid driver’s license or state identification card, have an email address, and provide a photo. The cost of a caregiver card is $75; however, Veriheal can help caregivers and qualified patients apply together, saving money that is guaranteed to be refunded if the approval does not go through. 

How to Renew Your Florida Medical Marijuana with Veriheal

To renew your Florida medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Florida?

A medical marijuana card in Florida is valid for one year. Caregivers must reapply every two years.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?

Becoming a medical marijuana patient in Florida is a three-step process.

First, Veriheal can help you book an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition.

Second, once you are evaluated and if you are approved, you’ll receive a medical cannabis recommendation from the doctor.

Lastly, once you are approved for medical marijuana, you can buy cannabis products from any Florida dispensary in your area. 

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Florida, patients must be 18 years old or older, have a recommendation by a physician for marijuana use, have proof of a qualifying condition in medical records, and be permanent or seasonal residents of Florida.

Florida has a list of qualifying conditions that make residents of the state eligible for medical cannabis certification. Thus far, the Sunshine State has approved the following 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 the others listed

The state also details that any “medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above,” and “a terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification,” qualify patients for certification.

Yes, anxiety is one of the 15 qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Florida.

Yes. You must have either a valid Florida driver’s license or current state identification card to prove your residency. There are also special conditions for seasonal residents from which they can also get their cards.

From start to finish, the physician consultation usually only takes about 10-15 minutes. The complete process from having an appointment to registering with the state and ultimately accessing dispensaries can be expected to take at least 2-3 weeks. Luckily, Veriheal has on-demand appointments available and you can get set up with a consultation very quickly.

Federal regulations prohibit medical marijuana patients from purchasing or possessing firearms and ammunition.

Yes, in order to get approved by your certified medical cannabis doctor, you must present a copy of your medical records.

No, a medical cannabis card in Florida does not appear on a federal background check.

Veriheal has a very high approval rate. However, if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

The cost is $199 and that covers your consultation with a licensed Florida practitioner and final authorized certificate if you are approved. It is cost efficient to pay $379 for the patient/caregiver application, which allows both the patient and caregiver (or friend or family member) to set up an appointment with a practitioner. Keep in mind that there is an additional state fee that you will pay when registering with the state after you are approved by a physician.

Medical cannabis patients are able to purchase all kinds of MMJ products at their local dispensary. Products include everything from dry cannabis flower, pre-rolls, and vapes, to tinctures and topicals.

No, cultivation of medical and recreational cannabis is not permitted in Florida.

Florida state law requires patients to have an in-person appointment with their certifying qualified physician once every 7 months (or 210 days).

No, Florida medical cannabis dispensaries do not currently serve out-of-state patients. Seasonal residents are allowed to apply for registry if they have lived in the state for more than 30 days.

Yes, 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. There is no additional fee for a 70-day re-certification within the same year.

Data Last Updated 03/04/2024

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