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Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card in Minutes

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. Your new medical cannabis doctor will review it in anticipation of your first visit.

  • 2. Get Your Evaluation

    You’ll meet face-to-face with your new doctor to evaluate whether your medical condition qualifies for Florida’s MMJ program. If approved, your doctor will enter you in the state's medical marijuana registry.

  • 3. Receive Your State Card

    You'll receive follow-up emails to guide you through finishing your registration with the state. Your application approval can take a few days. Upon approval, you can make your first purchase by showing your approval email. Your physical card will arrive in the mail a few days later.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Florida?
Meet your perks.

Until adult-use sales begin, you must have a med card to purchase or possess cannabis in Florida legally.
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Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a Florida dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Med patients in Florida receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Get support from a qualified practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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Trusted and loved by over 1M people.

  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

    Janet D.

    Janet D.

    4 months ago
  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

    Linda D.

    Linda D.

    4 months ago
  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

    Rafael A.

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    4 months ago
  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

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Qualifying conditions in Florida

The OMMU allows cannabis recommendations for the below qualifying conditions as well as “medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.”

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Florida

Medical cannabis patients in Florida may opt to have a caregiver to help them purchase, store and dispense their marijuana treatment. Patients under 18 require a caregiver, which may be their parent or guardian. Florida has several requirements for qualified caregivers.

The caregiver must be listed on the patient’s medical cannabis application when the doctor submits the patient’s recommendation to the state. Caregivers must also fill out their application portion, pay the required fee, and submit it for approval.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Be a Florida resident 
  • Take a caregiver certification course from the Florida Department of Health
  • Sign a written agreement to assist the qualified patient with their cannabis
  • If they are not a close relative to the patient, then they must pass a background check

Caregivers cannot:

  • Be a qualified physician
  • Be an employee of a medical cannabis facility or laboratory or have economic interest in them

The caregiver application fee is $75.

Learn more about how to become a caregiver in Florida.

How to register for a med card in Florida

Getting a med card in Florida is easy with NuggMD. Just sign up for an account and make an appointment for a first-time in-person visit with a Florida-licensed medical marijuana doctor. NuggMD Florida’s physicians are registered with the state so that patients can complete their applications online instead of via snail mail. 

Currently, NuggMD has physicians available in Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, and Miami.

Once the state receives your physician’s recommendation, they’ll email a link to complete the application online. Florida charges a $75 fee for registration. You’ll be notified within 7-21 days of your application status. If approved, you’ll receive an email confirmation that is valid to use until your physical card arrives. Your Florida medical marijuana card is valid for one year, but you’ll need to follow up with your physician via telehealth at 7 months to keep your card active.

How to renew your med card in Florida

Renewing your medical marijuana card in FL is an annual requirement for the program, but you’re required to see your doctor twice a year. Thankfully, follow-up appointments with NuggMD are even easier than your first appointment.

Simply log into your NuggMD account, update your personal and health information, and see your doctor online.

When it’s time to renew your annual MMJ ID application, you’ll need to see your doctor via telehealth again. You can submit your renewal application and documents 45 days before your card expires. Once your evaluation is complete, you’ll receive an email notice to complete your online registry renewal. Then, just complete the following steps:

  • Log into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry
  • Update and fill out all the required information
  • Pay the $75 renewal fee

Your follow up appointments cost just $159 with NuggMD.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Florida residents and seasonal residents with qualifying medical conditions are eligible to apply for the state’s medical marijuana program. A licensed Florida physician must recommend medical cannabis treatment and submit their recommendation for the patient to the state.

     

    Find answers to more common Florida patient FAQs.

  • The OMMU allows cannabis recommendations for the below qualifying conditions as well as “medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.”

     

  • You might! Florida’s OMMU states that qualifying conditions include “Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.”

  • Currently, the only way to access legal cannabis in Florida is by having a medical marijuana card. And even after adult-use sales begin, medical cannabis patients can expect to enjoy a range of benefits not available to recreational consumers.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost, risk-free Florida medical cannabis evaluations, and you only pay if you’re approved for medical cannabis. Follow-up evaluations are available at a reduced rate! Florida charges a $75 annual fee for patient and caregiver medical marijuana applications. This cost is in addition to the cost of your medical evaluation and follow-up.

  • Cannabis, whether medical or recreational, remains federally illegal. This status prohibits health insurance from covering medical cannabis as treatment. This may change as legislation develops.

  • You can see your doctor as soon as the same day once you sign up with NuggMD.  Once your application is submitted, the state will notify you of its status between 7 and 21 days. So the sooner you start, the better!

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. 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’re 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. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Of course! You have the right to see any licensed Florida physician to renew your medical marijuana recommendation. Whether you got your card with NuggMD last year or a different physician, NuggMD’s Florida-licensed physicians are standing by.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Florida requires a valid government-issued Florida ID or driver’s license to obtain a medical cannabis card.

     

    Read more about Florida’s cannabis laws and regulations.