Medical Marijuana treatment
Medical Marijuana and low-THC cannabis is available in Florida for qualified patients.
You may be eligible for Medical Marijuana within the same form or class of medical conditions as, or equivalent to, the ones mentioned below:
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Crohn’s disease
• Parkinson’s disease
• Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• The same form or class of medical conditions as, or equivalent to, the ones mentioned.
• A terminal condition diagnosed by a practitioner other than the physician issuing the physician certification.
• Chronic non-malignant pain induced by a qualifying medical condition or originates from a qualifying medical condition that
continues throughout the normal duration of the medical condition.
• A permanent or seasonal Florida resident
• Has a serious medical disorder diagnosed by a qualified physician
• Entered the Medical Marijuana Use Registry
Here are the Steps to Starting Medical Marijuana Treatment
Step 1 - Patients must first be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a licensed physician
Patients must have a qualifying medical condition diagnosed by –
A licensed ordering physician to obey Florida legislation, treat eligible medical patients and decide if medicinal marijuana is sufficient. The qualified ordering physician is responsible for obeying Florida law, diagnosing eligible patients, and decide if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment for their condition.
The Department advises that you speak to a health care provider on whether medicinal marijuana products are appropriate for you or a loved one.
The OMMU has a list of physicians who have undergone the necessary training. Patients and caregivers may to search for a qualified physician via location and specialty in the Medical Cannabis Qualified Physician Search tool.
Step 2 - The qualified physician enters the patient and their caregivers into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry
Step 3 - Patients and their Caregivers apply for their Registry ID Card
Patients and caregivers may submit an electronic or paper application. Please check our Registry Identity Cards website for step-by-step guidance and other tools.
Step 4 - Complete your order at a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center
After your application for an Identification Card has been accepted, you may be required to contact a healthcare provider at a certified medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) to fill up the request placed by your physician.
Patients and caregivers are only permitted to purchase prescription marijuana from a state-approved drug treatment facility. Medical marijuana treatment centers may supply medicinal marijuana to patients and caregivers who are eligible. If you do not have a MMTC in your area, you can still complete your order by calling a medical marijuana treatment center to set up delivery.
For the contact details of approved medical marijuana treatment centers, please consult our Medical Marijuana page