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FLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD

Tierra Healthcare doctors provide medical evaluations and authorize Medical Marijuana Cards for patients who qualify.

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Is Medical Marijuana Right For Me?

Is Medical Marijuana right for me?

Evaluation

Face-to-face visit with a specialty trained physician.

Recommendation

Physician-approved use of medical marijuana.

Registration

Department of Health requirement to purchase and use medical marijuana.

HOW TO NAVIGATE FLORIDA'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD WATERS

ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE CONSIDERING MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR AN AILMENT?

In this free eBook, How to Navigate Florida’s Medical Marijuana Card Waters, you’ll find in-depth information on Florida medical marijuana and determine if it is right for you.

Given that Florida’s medical marijuana industry is in its infancy, there are still some areas that are not well understood. We are here to help provide some clarity to the state of the industry, laws, regulations, eligibility, caretakers and more.

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The Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014

The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law on June 16, 2014 (Chapter 381.986, Florida Statutes) allowing physicians licensed under Chapter 458 and 459 of the Florida Statutes to recommend the use of non-smoked low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) cannabis to qualified patients.  The Florida Department of Health required patients to meet specific requirements in order to qualify for the use of low-THC cannabis.  This law allowed limited medical marijuana use in the state of Florida; it did not fully legalize it.

Florida’s Constitutional Amendment 2 of 2016

Amendment 2 went on the November 2016 ballot and was approved by an overwhelming 70% of the Florida voters.  The passing of Amendment 2 legalized medical marijuana use in the State of Florida.  The new law became effective January 3, 2017 and vastly expanded the list of chronic conditions approved for medical marijuana use in the state of Florida.  Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of medical marijuana treatment centers within six months of the effective date.

How to get Medical Marijuana in Florida

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In order to qualify for medical marijuana use in the state of Florida patients must meet the following criteria:
 

  • Be a resident of the state of Florida.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be diagnosed with a chronic medical condition approved by the Florida Department of Health for medical marijuana use.
  • Be diagnosed with a chronic medical condition comparable in kind or class to those approved by the Florida Department of Health for medical marijuana use.
  • A patient must have tried other treatments without success
  • Be registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their ordering physician
What are the Florida Department of Health Approved Chronic Conditions?

Physicians have the right to exercise their medical judgment in recommending medical marijuana for patients that suffer from chronic medical conditions that are not on the list but are comparable in class or kind.

Does my health insurance cover the costs associated with Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Health Insurance does not cover medical marijuana services or products.

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