DR. KELLY KING
• Graduate of the University of Tennessee
• Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine
• Trained in Primary Care and Hospital Medicine
• Disabled Air Force Veteran
• International Traveler and Advocate for Human Rights
What conditions make me eligible to obtain medical marijuana in Florida?
Patients in Florida diagnosed with “debilitating medical conditions” are afforded legal protection. You are potentially eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the severe, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions mentioned below.
The severe debilitating or life threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
- Muscle Spasms/Chronic Muscle Spasms
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease)
"You may also qualify from any other ailment/condition of the same severity/symptoms, when determined by a physician’s opinion that the medical use of cannabis would surpass any potential health risks."
Is marijuana legal in Florida?
Recreational cannabis is not legal in Florida. Only medical cannabis for qualifying patients with debilitating conditions is legal. Make sure the flash wasn't on when you took the picture there might be a flash obscuring some of the info.
How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?
Patients with qualifying medical conditions must visit a physician to discuss being prescribed medical marijuana. A full medical history examination and physical examination is needed as well. It is up to the doctor to determine if the patient qualifies for medical marijuana. If the patient qualifies, they will receive a written certification.
Why was I declined a card due to proof of residency? I uploaded my driver license?
Your drivers license and profile have to have the same address so if your doctors office has one address and your license is different the State Registry will kick it back
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?
You may only purchase medical marijuana from a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC).
Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?
No, you may not. Only registered MMTCs are able to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Is recreational marijuana available in Florida?
No, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Florida. Activists hope one day recreational marijuana will be legal, however, as of now it is not.
Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?
Qualifying patients are allowed to purchase medical marijuana only at registered Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).
CONSUMPTION AND DOSAGE
Can I smoke cannabis in public in Florida?
No. Public cannabis consumption in Florida is illegal and a punishable offense. Additionally, only qualifying patients are allowed to consume cannabis. Any non-patient caught consuming cannabis will be subject to fines or even jail time.
Where can I consume cannabis in Florida?
Medical cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of public sight.
Can I share my medical cannabis?
No you may not. Medical cannabis is for qualifying patients only and is illegal to share with other patients or non-patients.
Will insurance cover my medical marijuana in Florida?
Unfortunately, no. Insurance companies have not yet taken on supporting medical cannabis patients.
What forms and dosage amounts of medical marijuana are allowed?
The Commissioner must approve any form of medical marijuana.
Approved forms include liquids and oil for vaporization or administration via inhaler as well as capsules to take orally. More doors are opening to extend use as regulations are passed, so check back frequently.
As state above, under the law, smoking is not permitted, yet. The patient's certifying practitioner must include the following information on the patient's certification: the authorized brand and form of the approved medical marijuana, the administration method, and any limitations on the use of approved medical marijuana product. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the Certification, although a recommendation on dosage is not required.
Moreover, the total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a seventy-day supply.