The Approval Process For Receiving a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
Alternative Medical Care medical marjiana doctors specialize in providing support to patients whose conditions and treatment needs require a different and innovative approach to symptom management, pain control, and overall quality-of-life improvement. The healing properties of medical cannabis have been proven to offer relief from a variety of unpleasant symptoms, as well as ease the burden of the uncomfortable side-effects experienced by patients undergoing particularly difficult treatments, such as chemotherapy.
Getting started is easy. The application and approval process for receiving a recommendation for a Florida medical marijuana card is simple…
Step 1: Register Online For A Free Pre-Screening
Pre-screenings are completely free of charge, and provide you with important information about an how an Alternative Medical Care physician would be able to address your specific condition.
Step 2: Schedule an Appointment With The Doctor
If medical marijuana is considered as a potentially viable treatment option during the pre-screening, you will be asked to schedule your first official appointment with an Alternative Medical Care doctor. No referral necessary from another doctor.
Step 3: Complete Your In-Person Exam & Receive Your MMJ Recommendation
Be sure to bring a photo I.D. (e.g. a driver’s license) and proof of Florida residence. While you do not need a referral from another doctor, bringing any medical records documenting your diagnosis and treatment history to your appointment are helpful.
When you meet with an Alternative Medical Care physician, you will discuss your diagnosis, symptoms, current or past treatments, and your options for medical marijuana treatment.
Step 4: Submit MMJ Registration With The State of Florida
If an Alternative Medical Care physician determines medical marijuana to be a practical treatment option, you will be registered with the Compassionate Care Database by our clinic. This certifies your right to obtain medical cannabis and provides you with your medical marijuana recommendation.
You will be sent an official medical marijuana card in the mail from the Compassionate Care Registry, although you are not required to physically possess this card while visiting the dispensary.
Step 5: Visit Florida’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries As Needed
After registration and receiving your recommendation, you’re free to visit any of Florida’s certified medical cannabis dispensaries. Be sure to bring along your recommendation as well as your state ID to the dispensary of your choice. Additionally, if you are either unable or unwilling to travel, there are a variety of tax-free delivery options offered by Florida cannabis dispensaries–many of which are free.
Step 6: Periodic Follow-up Appointments
Be sure to schedule follow-up appointments to renew your Compassionate Care registration and update your eligibility as needed. Follow-up visits may either be conducted in person or over the phone.