How to Process Your Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

Last Updated on Sep 27, 2022 by Mark Conklin, RN, MHA

Do you have a medical marijuana card in New York or Florida? Is it in danger of expiring? Processing your medical marijuana card renewal is a reasonably simple task, but it can take up more time than you want to spare. 

Here, you’ll find a step-by-step guide for processing medical marijuana renewals and how THC Physicians can simplify the whole affair. Keep reading to get your medical marijuana card renewed before time runs out!

How Do I Renew My Florida Medical Marijuana Card Online?

Although it is possible to renew your Florida medical marijuana card by mail, the most popular renewal method is online. Florida makes it very easy to renew your medical card, and it won’t take you much time at all. 

Every medical marijuana card recipient in Florida needs to complete an annual renewal process to maintain their eligibility status. If you don’t, your medical card may be revoked, and you won’t be able to obtain medical marijuana until it is reinstated. 

The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) suggests starting this online renewal process around 45 days prior to your expiry date. That gives the state authority enough time to process your application and get it back to you before time runs out. Either the patient or the caregiver can submit the application by mail or online.

If you initially created your medical marijuana account online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, you can renew it online. Follow these steps to get renewed fast and easy:

  1. Go to the website https://mmuregistry.flhealth.gov/ and log into your account. 
  2. Click on the “Your Card” option found at the top of the page. This brings you to your current medical marijuana card information and status. 
  3. Click on “Begin Renewal” to open the application.
  4. Click Proceed
  5. Review all of your data and click apply to confirm.

When Can I Renew My Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

Florida law requires you to renew your medical marijuana card every year. However, the minimum time frame needed to complete the renewal process is 45 days. This means that you must start your online renewal process at least 45 days prior to your medical marijuana card’s expiry date. 

You can always renew your medical marijuana card before the 45-day mark. However, this might reduce the yearly time limit you have to use the card. Renew around the 45-day mark to ensure you maximize your time with your medical marijuana card. 

How Do I Renew My New York Medical Marijuana Card Online?

The process for renewing your medical marijuana card in New York is a bit more intensive than in other states.

You need to receive a certification from a registered practitioner with the State of New York. They will approve your renewal application and forward your information to the relevant state authorities. 

While you can visit your doctor in person for a renewal certification, you can also complete an e-consultation with an online medical marijuana referral service. THC Physicians can set this up for you. 

THC Physicians allows you to have peace of mind in knowing your entire initial card process is taken care of from start to finish and renewals are simple.

When Can I Renew My Medical Marijuana Card in New York? 

The State of New York requires patients to renew their medical marijuana card once every year. That means that you’ll have to set up an appointment with a physician and receive a renewal approval within one year of your previous approval. 

Unlike many other states, renewing in New York is very easy. There is no time limit to when you can renew, meaning you can wait until very late in your year to file for renewal. 

However, the renewal process takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to complete normally. It is best to start your application one week in advance to ensure no problems along the way.

Following your consultation, your doctor will automatically send for your renewal with the state. After 48 hours, you will receive your renewal electronically or via mail sometime later.

The medical marijuana program in New York is scheduled to expand in the coming year. Let THC Physicians keep you up to date on any relevant changes to your medical marijuana eligibility. 

How Can THC Physicians Simplify Your Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Process?

With the help of THC Physicians, you don’t need to complete the renewal process on your own. 

THC Physicians can assist you in obtaining a new or renewed medical marijuana card.

Also, your medical status might change, or you might get worried that you don’t qualify for medical marijuana in Florida or New York any longer. Have questions? We will guide you through reapplying for a medical marijuana card and help you get doctor approval for a new card. 

Conclusion

With the help of THC Physicians, renewing your medical marijuana card in Florida or New York is simple and easy. Laws around medical marijuana change frequently, so why should you be the one to keep up with every new regulation? 

After legalization in New York, things are about to become even easier for medical marijuana recipients in the state. In Florida, things are still fairly strict. Find out if you qualify for a new medical marijuana card today with THC Physicians.

THC physicians are here to help people in New York and Florida receive the medical treatment they need. If you have any questions about getting a marijuana card, please browse our how-to page for more information or contact us if there is anything we can answer for you!

Howard Seth Meiselman, DO

Medically reviewed by Howard Seth Meiselman, DO — Written by Mark Conklin 

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Mark Conklin, RN, MHA

Mark Conklin is the founder and CEO of Tierra Healthcare Concepts and is also part of the medical team. He has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field working at the executive management level and as a medical professional. Education RN, BS Biology, and Master of Health Administration course curriculum.

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