Florida medical marijuana patients have different requirements than patients who get prescription medication at a pharmacy. These patients are subject to different evaluations and state registrations to ensure compliance on both the patient and physician end.
At THC Physicians, we specialize in medical marijuana evaluations and are here to walk you through the entire process. We are your first step in obtaining a Florida medical marijuana card, so it is important to understand the steps before diving right in.
Florida Medical Marijuana Eligibility
In order to qualify for medical cannabis in the state of Florida, you first have to visit an authorized physician who will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if medical marijuana may benefit you.
Next, the physician will make an assessment, based on your condition, of whether medical marijuana is beneficial to you. The state has provided a list of chronic conditions that are common under eligibility but others that are comparable in class or kind can also be acceptable. Once this is approved by your physician, he or she will make a recommendation for medical marijuana and establish a medical care plan for your specific ailment.
Finally, once you have your medical marijuana recommendation, your physician will register you with the Florida Department of Health’s Compassionate Use database. This will allow you to obtain your medical marijuana from a dispensary licensed by the Florida Department of Health.