Florida Medical Marijuana Card
CBD and Low-THC Cannabis:
Patients with cancer or a condition that causes chronic seizures or chronic muscle spasms may qualify to receive CBD and low-THC cannabis. CBD and Low-THC cannabis has very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC and does not usually product the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. It is known to be effective treating with treating chronic pain.
CBD is another name for Cannabidiol which is found within the Marijuana plant. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD. However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years.
Florida Patients Eligible For Medical Marijuana Card
High THC Medical Cannabis:
If a patient is suffering from a condition that the physician finds high THC medical cannabis useful in their treatment plan, this may be ordered for the patient. This product can contain sufficient levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC to produce the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. It’s also known to be very effective in treating pain.
What is THC? The technical term is Tetrahydrocannabinol which is the intoxicating element of Cannabis. Most people know of THC because of its ability to induce euphoria, or a high. Interesting enough, THC does not always have this effect on its own. That’s because THC is mostly present in the cannabis plant as THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), its acidic precursor. THCA is not psychoactive, which is why ingesting cannabis raw is unpopular among recreational users. On the other hand, medical users commonly take raw preparations, since THCA possesses some of the same therapeutic benefits as THC. THCA is typically converted to THC when exposed to heat, through a reaction known as decarboxylation. However, when plants are stored, small amounts of the acid may be converted to THC over time.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida
Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida involves a series of steps in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
These are the steps you should take:
Consultation with a Qualified Physician: Find a state-licensed marijuana doctor in Florida who is qualified to prescribe medical marijuana. These doctors must have an active, unrestricted licence as a physician or osteopathic physician in the State of Florida and have completed a state-mandated 2-hour course and examination.
Medical Evaluation: During your online consultation, the physician will determine whether you have a qualifying condition. Florida Qualifying conditions include but are not limited to: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Physician Certification: If your condition qualifies, the physician will enter your information and their recommended order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry – a secure, online database for physicians and patients.
Application to OMMU: After your certification, you or your legal representative will need to apply for your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card through the OMMU. The application can be completed online or mailed in and must include a $75 processing fee. If mailing, it’s advisable to send the application via certified mail, ensuring it reaches the appropriate department.
Waiting for Approval: Once you’ve applied, the state will review your application. This process can take several weeks, but once approved, your card will be sent out via mail.
Purchasing Medical Marijuana: After receiving your card, you will be able to purchase medical marijuana from any of the licensed dispensaries in Florida. Remember that each patient’s order will expire after 210 days, and you’ll need to have a follow-up consultation with your physician to renew your order and continue using medical cannabis.
Types of Marijuana
Sativa plants are tall, loosely branched and have long, narrow leaves. They are usually grown outdoors due to their longer growth cycle. Sativa plants can reach heights of up to 20 feet.
Indica plants are short, densely branched and have wider leaves.
Hybrid cannabis strains provide the best of both worlds. Expert breeders select the top sativa and Indica strains and combine them into super strains that maintain the best aspects from both parents. Hybrids can be sativa or indica dominant and have the effects to match.
Process Of Qualifying
- The procedure to obtain your medical marijuana recommendation in Florida is simple!
- Possessing a valid I.D. or driver’s license for Florida, and a diagnosed, qualifying condition under the Compassionate Care Act of 2014.
- Obtain medical records for your diagnosed condition. If you need help acquiring medical records for your appointment, click here.
- We are currently pre-qualifying patients for the Compassionate Care Act of 2014. We anticipate the passage of Amendment 2 on November 8th, 2016 will allow more patients to then qualify for either low-THC marijuana, or medical marijuana. Once you have pre-qualified our team will contact you to schedule your appointment for a medical marijuana doctor Florida.
Florida Medical Marijuana Card Evaluation Pricing
$149 1st Visit (with listed condition)
An additional $50 will be charged if the patient is qualified for a condition other than one listed as a named condition by the Florida Department of Health
Why Choose Green Health?
There are a number of reasons why the network of Green Health Clinics are preferred in Florida. The Green Health team works daily to satisfy the needs of patients, improve services, and educate the public about alternative health care. Green Health offers a number of convenient locations for patients across Florida State for medical marijuana Card.
At Green Health we do our best to not only provide patient with the best holistic health care referrals, but also point you the right direction to gain education about respective conditions, treatments, supplements, and general holistic health. Specialized Physicians see patients for many different conditions, and will introduce you to alternative medicine through effective treatment plans.
In a rush? Green Health offers same day appointments (subject to availability) in most of the offices to better serve patients!
The practices in the Green Health network closely monitors State and Federal guidelines pertaining to cannabis, and are always up-to-date on the most recent legislation. We understand that this legislation can and will affect our patients, and will do our best to educate you through this process.
Thinking about obtaining your Medical Marijuana Card but unsure about legal issues? The doctors we work with will legally back all valid Medical Marijuana Authorizations, participate in the Compassionate Care Act guidelines for Physicians, and report to Compassionate Care Registry.
Your information is secure and confidential with Green Health. We are 100% compliant with HIPAA Laws for Florida Medical Marijuana Cards. You can have confidence that your contact information and medical records are stored securely.