3 Easy Steps to Register for Medical Marijuana in Florida
Florida passed a constitutional amendment for full plant medical marijuana on their second attempt in 2016, making it the first state in the Deep South to do so. This is great news for patients who choose to replace other medications with medical marijuana. But getting registered is not always easy. There are some hoops to jump through, so here are three easy steps to help you register for medical marijuana in Florida.
Step 1 – Do you Qualify
These conditions will qualify you for medical marijuana in Florida: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating conditions such as anorexia or Hepatitis C. Only pain related to one of these conditions qualify a patient for medical marijuana in Florida.
Step 2 – Find a Doctor
A simple internet search is all you need to do to find a doctor near you in Florida who will recommend medical marijuana. You will need to bring an ID to prove you are a Florida citizen As well as your medical documentation of your condition, and minors under 18 will need to bring a parent or guardian along. If you don’t have documentation for your condition, you can sign a release. The medical marijuana doctor will contact your regular doctor.
Step 3 – Register with the State
Sometimes it seems states make it as hard as possible to get medical marijuana, but there’s just one more step! Your doctor will enter you into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). Once entered, apply for a MMUR identification card. If your information matches up with your driver’s license information. The state will use your DMV photo on your MMUR ID.
When the ID comes in the mail, you can then purchase medical marijuana at dispensaries around the state. No smoking though, Florida does not allow the sale of flower/buds at dispensaries.