All About Getting Medical Marijuana Card in Florida
The state has legalized medical marijuana card for certain health conditions in Florida. Since the legalization of the card, around 300,000 patients have already qualified/ registered to obtain cannabis. The medical marijuana card is the right option for those suffering from chronic pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder. You can see the complete list of health issues for which the card can be obtained on state official website.
In 2016 when marijuana card was first started in Florida it was used to treat patients with cancer or epilepsy. Whereas, today patients with “non-malignant pain seeks the maximum number of cards. Generally, a person who has had surgery but no success in surgery is a common candidate for medical marijuana treatment. There are many other health conditions where one is eligible for this treatment besides, if you have any of the aforementioned issues then certainly you should apply for one. Before, fixing an appointment, you should know what all the documents you would need to carry?
- If you are a resident from Florida then you need to carry your driving license or passport
- For seasonal residents, the lease or deed document along with utility bill is required
- Seasonal residents should also have a document from financial or government agency
- Some doctors also ask for the medical history but if you apply to your own physician they might not ask you for the same
- Most of all there is a consent form that has to be signed by every medical marijuana patient
This is the list of basic documents and it can add or leave anything relating to the documents as some ask for urine tests and some don’t. So, apart from basic document other things may vary doctor to doctor.
General duration to obtain the medical marijuana card in Florida…
It takes almost 10 days for the state to review the application and the process of payment. As per the state site of Florida you have to pay $75. The card has to be renewed every year and the person with the card gets a notification for renewal 45 days prior to the expiry date.
Things to be taken care of…
- Doctors and dispensaries advise the patients to start and go slow with any cannabis treatment
- You must know that it may take a few months for some medical marijuana treatments to deliver its full effect
- You should avoid marijuana when you need to drive or any cognitive activity
- You have to be careful with the amount of THC you ingest as it affects your motor skills and brain response time for anything
- One should take any new medicine either in the evening or on weekends where one can stay at home and take rest because you cannot predict the effect in advance
Medical marijuana treatment is very successful for patients not just in Florida but around the world. Besides, there are certain things and warnings that you must be taken care of. If you follow the doctor’s instructions properly then there would hardly be any side effects. So, don’t hesitate to take the treatment but remember “too much of anything is bad”.
For any further query, please schedule an appointment with our marijuana doctors, Call (813) 774-3474.