Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this process take before I can receive my Medical Cannabis recommendation?

In the state of Florida, you are required to establish a bonafide relationship with a physician before they can provide a medical cannabis recommendation. You must have a qualifying condition with medical documentation. The 90 day rule has been removed from the process, however patients should expect a 30 minimum turnaround for the Office of Marijuana Use to issue the state Medical Marijuana card.

 

What conditions are considered eligible for a recommendation?

With the passing of amendment 2, the chances of qualifying have greatly increased. CLICK HERE to see if you have a debilitating condition that qualifies.

 

Why can’t I receive my recommendation with my first visit?

Patients should expect a 30 day minimum turn around as The Office of Marijuana Use is responsible for state issued Medical Marijuana Cards.

 

What are the costs involved with receiving my cannabis recommendation?

As you might already be aware, getting your Medical Marijuana card in Florida is a frustrating process. We make it safe and easy. The My Florida Green team will consult with you, create your medical profile, register you with the  Office of Compassionate Use, and upload your supporting documents for your qualifying condition in our secure, HIPAA-compliant platform.

Your second required exam is $199.00 and is when you actually see the doctor face to face and discuss your condition.

Plan on communicating with our staff every month. We will be monitoring your ongoing treatment and insuring you are comfortable and satisfied.  We offer a 100% money back guarantee or your money back!

 

Can My Florida Green diagnose my condition?

My Florida Green works with certified doctors across the state who can verify your symptoms and recommend a solution with Medical Marijuana. A patient must have a qualifying pre-existing diagnosis prior to scheduling an appointment for a medical marijuana certification.  We will require previous medical records from your primary care physician or specialist who has made the diagnosis.

 

How long will this process take before I can receive my Medical Cannabis recommendation?
Once the physician approves the patient for the use of medical cannabis they will be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use registry and a unique patient number will be generated.  The patient may then go online and fill out the application or submit the application by mail.  The qualified patient will need to submit proof of residency, a passport photo (within 90 days), and $75 check or money order for the Office of Marijuana Use.  Application processing takes 30-60 days, you can check on your status easily via our website.

 

Where can I pick up my medicine?

Below you will find a list of MMTC’s (Dispensary) that are currently licensed to cultivate and provide medical cannabis to qualified patients.  Please note that each MMTC will have a unique product and products will differ from one MMTC to another.  We suggest you contact each to determine which products are best suited for you.  All currently offer home delivery.

Trulieve
trulieve.com
1-844-878-5438

Surterra Wellness
surterra.com
1-850-391-5455

Knox Medical
knoxmedical.com
1-888-441-5669

Curaleaf
curaleaf.com
786-398-4494

Aphria
Aphria.com
386-462-0146

The Green Solution
tgsflorida.com
1-800-429-1987

Grow Healthy
growhealthy.com
1-863-223-8882

 

What routes of administration are currently available?

In Florida, Medical Marijuana may be:

  • Vaporized through a device such as a vape pen
  • Capsules
  • Sublingual tinctures
  • Oils
  • Creams
  • Sprays
  • Edibles

 

Am I allowed to smoke medical marijuana?

No. Currently smoking marijuana is not legal in Florida.

 

How do show residency if I am a seasonal resident?

Patients that qualify as seasonal may use two of the following to establish residency:

  1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or residential rental or lease agreement.
  2. One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resides does reside with him or her.
  3. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
  4. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  5. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  6. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
  7. Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule.  A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
  • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
  • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
  • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
  • Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule.

 

Can seasonal residents receive Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Florida law allows “seasonal residents” to obtain medical marijuana if they reside in the state for at least 31 consecutive days during the calendar year and they are registered to vote or pay income tax in another state.

 

Can seasonal residents receive Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Florida residents must provide a valid Driver’s License or ID card issued by the state of Florida.

 

What are acceptable forms of residency?

New Florida laws have extended the certification period to every 7 months.  The physician has the right and responsibility to see the patient more frequently should the need for additional monitoring of the treatment plan be required.  If additional monitoring is required by the physician then you may be required to make a follow up appointment after 90 days.  Additional monitoring would typically only be required for patients who are suffering from an extremely debilitating conditions or have never used cannabis as a medical treatment, but is at the discretion of the physician.

 

How much does it cost?

For new patient qualification and registration My Florida Green serves patients for $99, and to see the doctor for your physical evaluation, $199. As the regulatory requirements and paper work changes, these prices are subject to change.

 

What types of payment are accepted?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and cash are all acceptable forms of payment.

 

Is insurance accepted?

While Medical Marijuana is now totally legal under Amendment 2 in Florida, it is still prohibited under federal law so we are unable to accept any insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid at this time.

 

Can I get a certification on the day of my initial visit?

Yes.  State Bill 8A of the Florida Statute has removed the 90 day wait for patients to receive their certification.  Please keep in mind that all supporting documents and medical history records must be in the chart before the physician can make a recommendation.  If all State required documents are not present then we will be unable to provide a recommendation until your chart is complete.

 

How long will the appointment take?

You should allow 45 minutes to an hour for your initial appointment.  This will vary from patient to patient as we do not put a time limit on your health.  An average a patient will spend 20-30 minutes with the physician and the remaining time completing supporting documents.  Follow-up appointments and re-certifications will take less time than initial visits.

 

What symptoms can be treated with Medical Cannabis?

Along with the conditions listed in our Qualification Page, Amendment 2 allows licensed MMJ physicians to recommend medical cannabis for medical conditions of the same kind or class as comparable to those listed above.  What does this mean?  If a patient is suffering from symptoms that are similar to those listed and is otherwise qualified, the licensed Florida MMJ doctor can recommend medical marijuana.

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Nerve pain
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Spasticity
  • Abdominal pain and constipation
  • Menstrual pain

Please contact our office to discuss whether your symptoms would qualify you to receive medical marijuana.  We will gladly answer any questions you may have while determining if cannabis treatment is right for you.

 

How does Medical Cannabis work?

Cannabinoids are the therapeutic components of cannabis. The two most commonly studied molecules are THC and CBD. Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that produces our own endogenous cannabinoids similar to those found in cannabis. There are cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body, primarily in the central nervous system and the immune system, but also in the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and hematopoietic systems as well. Cannabinoids bind to these receptor sites with the ultimate goal of homeostasis, or balance of the human body and its systems. Studies suggest the possibility of multiple therapeutic roles for medical cannabis.

 

How long will the process take before I get my Medical Cannabis recommendation?

In the state of Florida, you are required to establish a bonafide relationship with a physician before they can provide a medical cannabis recommendation. You must have a qualifying condition with medical documentation. The 90 day rule has been removed from the process, however patients should expect a 30 minimum turnaround for the Office of Marijuana Use to issue the state Medical Marijuana card.

 

Is my medical information safe?

YES! My Florida Green does not retain any medical information. Any medical information that is given to participating physicians will be done so with strict adherence to HIPPA guidelines.

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