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No appointment needed! We're open 8:00AM to 10:00PM, 7 days a week. Simply get started on your phone, tablet or computer, answer a few health questions, and connect with a medical doctor in your area in minutes.

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It's not always easy to find a physician willing to talk to you about cannabis. NuggMD's affiliate physicians are passionate about cannabis and will help you decide if medical marijuana is right for you.

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Once approved, you can legally purchase cannabis in Florida. Simply print out your approval letter from the state and take it to the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center of your choice.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Getting a medical marijuana card in Florida is a pretty similar process to other medical states. You can do it in four simple steps.

  1. Sign up for a NuggMD account by clicking on the green GET YOUR CARD button. This is a very simple process and just takes a couple of minutes.
  2. Fill out the pre-screening questionnaire. Your data remains private and is protected by HIPAA and state law.
  3. Get your evaluation with your new state-licensed Florida medical marijuana doctor.
  4. Once approved, the doctor will enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry operated by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
  5. Once they have entered you into the system, you will be provided with a Patient ID number. You will use this number to fill out your application for the Medical Marijuana Registry Card online via the state’s online application portal.
  6. Wait for the state to process your application. This could take 2 to 4 weeks, so the sooner you apply the better. When the state approves your application, the wait is over! The state will send you a physical card, but you’ll also receive an approval email that you can immediately print out or download to your phone and take to the dispensary of your choice. It may take 2 to 3 months for your physical card to arrive in the mail, but you can use your approval letter until it arrives.

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Florida provides a list of qualifying conditions, but it’s not an all inclusive list. If your condition isn’t listed below, you may still be qualified if you have a condition that could be classified as the “same kind or class or comparable to the others listed.”

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition.

About Medical Marijuana in Florida

Marijuana has long been an illegal substance in the state of Florida since its original prohibition in the 1930s. In 1933, a young man named Victor Licata had murdered his parents and siblings while they were sleeping. At the time, the Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa police department blamed Licata’s use of marijuana for the murders. They, and other Florida newspapers, used this pretense to push for the substance’s strict prohibition.

Since then, marijuana has remained a Scheduled substance with harsh penalties attached to its possession. Things began to change, however, around 2014, when Governor Rick Scott legalized CBD oil with the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act.

During this same time, the first serious efforts began to put a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot that would allow access for patients with certain qualifying conditions. These efforts came into fruition in 2016, when the Right To Try Act was expanded to include the use of medicinal cannabis for terminal patients.

That same year, Amendment 2 was approved, and the question regarding the legality of MMJ was put on the 2016 ballot. Then, in November of that year, Florida voters passed the measure with an overwhelming margin, 71.3% against 28.7%. The initiative had massive support. The initiative treated medical marijuana much like a pharmaceutical medication. The state also banned smoking marijuana flower.

Finally, Florida’s marijuana smoking ban was ruled unconstitutional before it was repealed in 2019. Florida now has a booming medical marijuana industry with more than a $2 billion potential, and efforts are underway to fully legalize the plant for adult use.

How to Register as a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Florida

If you wish to have a caregiver purchase and administer your cannabis, you must tell your doctor at the time of your evaluation. Your physician is the only person who can enter your caregiver into the system.

Once the physician enters your caregiver into the registry, they will receive a notification email with their application information. From there, the application process is essentially the same as it is for patients, except the caregiver will need to complete a quick Caregiver Certification Course that teaches them the basics of the law and how to properly fulfill their duties.

Your caregiver will need to repeat this short course once every two years. Registrations must be renewed annually.

How to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Renewing your Florida medical marijuana registration is just as simple as completing your initial application. You must be re-evaluated every 210 days (most people just see their doctor every six months to avoid lapse in care), but you’re only required to renew your Florida MMJ card annually. You aren’t required to see the same doctor to renew your recommendation.

  1. Log into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
  2. Click the Menu button, navigate to “YOUR CARD” and click “BEGIN RENEWAL.”
  3. Follow the prompts and review your information, especially your address, to make sure it’s still accurate.
  4. Finish filling out your application, submit your documents and photos.
  5. Pay your $77.75 fee  ($75 + $2.75 convenience fee).

It’s a fairly straightforward process and only takes a few minutes to complete if you have your documents handy.

Florida Marijuana Laws and Regulations

Update  8/29/22: Under a new rule, Florida’s 745,000 medical marijuana patients will now be limited to a maximum of 24,500 milligrams of THC every 70 days, or a maximum of 2.5 ounces of marijuana in its smokable form every 35 days.

Florida only allows the use of medical marijuana for certain qualifying conditions. Recreational cannabis isn’t legal…yet.  You must use your cannabis in private. Public consumption is not allowed. If you have a prescription for smokable flower, you can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis at a time and can possess up to four ounces at home.

For all other products, the state allows patients to purchase up to a 35 day supply as prescribed by the doctor, much like a prescription for any other pharmaceutical drug. Edibles are available and are capped at 10mg of THC per serving like most states.

Unfortunately, Florida doesn’t allow personal cultivation of cannabis. Patients can only legally obtain medical marijuana products from a state-licensed medical marijuana treatment center.

It’s illegal in every state to drive under the influence of cannabis.

More About Florida

Florida is a southeastern state located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With over 21 million residents to its name, it is the third most populated state in the United States.

Florida was first named by the Spanish explorer Ponce de León who called it the “land of flowers.” Following wars by the U.S. military against the local Seminole tribes, the state was admitted into the Union in 1845.

Now, residents and visitors flock to Florida’s sunny beaches and beautiful weather. It is a famously popular tourist attraction for both American and international visitors alike. Some of the most notable attractions are Walt Disney World Resort, the Everglades National Park, SeaWorld, Universal Resort, Busch Gardens, the Salvador Dali Museum, Miami’s Art Deco Historic District, the Kennedy Space Center, and Key West.

About NuggMD

NuggMD is a platform that allows medical marijuana patients to be connected with state-licensed medical marijuana doctors in their local area. Every one of our partnering physicians is trained and informed about the medicinal uses and benefits of cannabis.

NuggMD is the top platform for physicians to use for medical marijuana evaluations. We’ve partnered with medical marijuana doctors in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia. Thus far, we’ve connected hundreds of thousands of potential patients with the most knowledgeable and humane cannabis practitioners. Our mission at NuggMD is to help qualified medical patients get the medical marijuana recommendations they need.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana in Florida

How much is the state application fee for a medical marijuana card in Florida?
The physical card offered by the state costs $77.75. ($75 for the card and $2.75 for the convenience fee unless you pay by check in the mail). The cost of seeing a licensed MMJ doctor can vary and is in addition to the cost of the application fee.
How often do I need to see my MMJ doctor in Florida?
According to Florida state, patients are required to renew their physician’s recommendation every 210 days (7 months). Most patients simply see their doctor every 6 months or so to avoid a lapse in coverage. It costs just $179 for your initial visit with a NuggMD doctor and $149 for a renewal.
Can I renew with NuggMD if I was seen by a different doctor last time?
Yes! You're not required to visit the same physician to renew your medical marijuana card in Florida. If you're in need of a new physician, just click the green GET YOUR CARD button above to speak to a caring and compassionate, state-licensed Florida medical marijuana doctor today.
How much does it cost to renew my medical marijuana card in Florida?
The cost to renew your Florida medical marijuana card is the same as when you first registered, $77.75. ($75 for the state fee and $2.75 for the online payment convenience fee).
How long does it take to process my MMJ application in Florida?
Payments for the application can take upwards of 4-5 days to process from the day they were submitted. After the payment has been processed, expect to wait another five business days for the application review period. In total, the entire process takes upwards of ten business days from the time of submission. If you're going to submit your application via mail, expect an additional 3-5 business days for your application to be delivered.
Does NuggMD Florida have a refund policy?
We provide a full refund within 30 days if your NuggMD physician has not entered your certification for cannabis into the state's registry. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line "Refund Request" and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.
Will health insurance cover my cannabis in Florida?
No. Because medical marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, most insurance companies will not cover it or reimburse you for your purchases.
Do I have to be a resident to get a medical marijuana card in Florida?
Only full-time or seasonal residents are allowed to become medical marijuana patients in Florida. A seasonal resident is anyone who lives in the state for at least 31 consecutive days every year.
Can I become a medical marijuana caregiver in Florida if I have a criminal record?
In order to become a medical marijuana caregiver for anyone other than a close immediate family member, you are required to pass a criminal background check in Florida.
How much does it cost to renew my medical marijuana card in Florida?
The price of your annual renewal is the same as the price for your initial application, $75 plus $2.75 convenience fee. To renew your medical marijuana ID card, you must submit a renewal application 45 days before your card expires (annually), in addition to the application fee payment and any accompanying documents required by the state. Caregivers and patients can complete their applications either by mail or online.
Where can I buy medical marijuana in Florida?
Medical marijuana patients can only purchase their medicinal cannabis from licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers or dispensaries.
Where can I buy recreational cannabis in Florida?
Recreational cannabis is not legal in Florida.
Does Florida recognize medical marijuana cards from any other state?
No. Only MMJ patients registered in Florida can use or purchase medical marijuana in the state.
Can I use my Florida MMJ card in other states?
That entirely depends on the state. Every state has different medical marijuana laws, including reciprocity policies that allow out-of-state medical marijuana cardholders to participate in that state’s medical program. It’s always best to check the laws in the state you plan on traveling to before you go.
Can I cultivate my own medical marijuana in Florida?
Unfortunately, in Florida, only state-licensed dispensing organizations are permitted to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana.
Can I cultivate my own recreational cannabis in Florida?
Recreational cannabis is not legal in the state of Florida, and Florida’s MMJ legislation does not allow for the cultivation of marijuana for personal use.
Can I be denied an organ transplant if I become a medical marijuana patient in Florida?
Florida does not have specific protections for medical marijuana patients to guarantee them equal medical treatment.
Are patients allowed to use medical cannabis products at the workplace in Florida?
By Florida law, that is at the discretion of the patient’s employer. The law states that medical marijuana patients are not able to use cannabis products in the workplace unless permitted by their employer.
Can I be fired for using medical marijuana in Florida?
All medical marijuana patients should talk to their employers if they suspect trouble in the event of a positive-THC test result. Since medical marijuana is still federally illegal, there are many disputes in this area, including disputes over federally-imposed drug-free workplace policies. So, the short answer is that it depends on your specific employer. If you feel your rights have been violated as an employee, it's best to get the advice of a competent lawyer.
Will getting a medical marijuana card affect my parental rights in Florida?
It can. Florida does not provide any protections for medical marijuana patients in relation to parental rights or child custody. You should talk to an attorney if this is a concern.
Can I own a gun if I have a medical marijuana card in Florida?
This issue is in flux. Currently, a Florida Democrat, Nikki Fried, is suing the Biden administration over denying gun rights to medical marijuana patients. We will update this issue as it progresses. Meanwhile, you should always contact a qualified attorney if you have questions about medical marijuana and your rights.
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