The State of Florida has taken a compassionate approach to remove barriers to safe, legalized medical marijuana. People in the United States who are suffering from terrible chronic health concerns now have a natural option.
Florida’s medical marijuana regulations are intended to protect patients’ health. Patients must meet with the marijuana doctor who certified them for follow-up on a regular basis.
In Florida, certifying physicians are prohibited from owning or working in dispensaries. In addition, medical cannabis products sold in Florida are strictly controlled to ensure their safety.
What Ailments Qualify For Medical Marijuana in Florida
To be eligible for a Florida medical marijuana card, you must first complete the requirements. Patients must have been diagnosed with a condition that meets the state’s criteria.
Any physician who approves or certifies a Florida resident without a qualifying diagnosis is breaking the law.
The following diagnosed health conditions qualify for medical marijuana certification in Florida:
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- multiple sclerosis or any similar medical condition.
- Patients may also be diagnosed with a terminal condition or chronic malignant pain caused by a qualifying condition.
Patients must also be a Florida resident, either permanently or seasonally. A qualified physician or a doctor who has completed the requisite training must diagnose them.
Can a 16 year old get a medical card in Florida?
Yes, they can get a medical card in Florida. The OMMU has approved the sale of marijuana to qualifying patients and their caregivers.
A guardian may apply for certification and a medicinal marijuana card for their child if the patient is under the age of 18.
Seniors with qualifying conditions, such as cancer or severe pain, can have a family member apply on their behalf.