My Florida Green is Florida's most experienced Medical Marijuana Doctor's service and has been helping qualified patients get the relief they deserve since November 2016. Our statewide network of Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors are helping patients get the education, support, and service needed to get the most from their Florida Medical Marijuana Cards. We also give patients access to the only HIPAA-compliant Medical Marijuana patient management software to ensure your records are always safe, and your Florida Medical Marijuana Card is always easily kept in compliance.
My Florida Green: proven operators committed to your health, My Florida Green is Florida's most experienced Medical Marijuana Doctor's service and has been helping qualified patients get the relief they deserve since November 2016.
My name is Nick Garulay, and I’m the founder and CEO of My Florida Green. For me, my company is not so much a business as it is an expression of one of my great passions in life. Let me tell you about that.
I have been working in the medical software field for some time, and have been dismayed time and again by the difficulties that physicians and their patients experience in getting medical cannabis into the hands of the people it can most help. In many cases, those affected are among the most vulnerable members of our society: people with disabilities, those who are at the end of life, those who live with chronic pain, and people with serious health afflictions. I wanted to do something about that.
I’m not a doctor, so I can’t help in that way. However, I am a talented technology guy, so I felt I could do something to help. After all, the purpose of technology is to improve a process and make it easier! So, I created a patient management platform to facilitate medical marijuana certifications for both doctors and patients in the setting ofthe complicated process required by the state of Florida.
I licensed the software to a few doctors back in November2016 and began working with patients by connecting them with doctors licenced to incorporate medical marijuana into their care plan. At that time, Florida law governing the use of medical marijuana was included under the “Compassionate Care Act”, a law that was meant for “terminally ill” patients.
At that time, a doctor had to document an established relationship with a patient for at least 90 days before the patient could be listed on the Compassionate Use Registry. I saw first-hand in the patients that I was connecting with the massive frustration that this cumbersome process created, as these people were at the end of life and suffering considerably from symptoms that could have been eased by medical marijuana. Some gained access, but many did not, as they took their last breath during the waiting period.
I believe that the current law was implemented out of fear of the unknown, and an enduring stigma left over from the disastrous “War on Drugs.” Unfortunately, it’s people who could benefit from medical marijuana who pay the price while society at large and lawmakers come to understand that cannabis can not only treat a condition, but also help a patient heal.
I established a relationship with these patients that went above and beyond my professional interactions with them, and it filled me with motivation to help as best I could. I wanted not only to help them get what they needed, butalso to help them improve their quality of life. The progress I witnessed was incredible, so I went all in.
To be honest, cannabis was never a thing for me personally. I used it a couple dozen times in my 42 years in casual settings, but I never really enjoyed the feeling. THC – the psychoactive compound of the plant – does not agree with me. Having seen first-hand the effect medical marijuana can have on some people who are very sick, I’m grateful that I didn’t let my personal experience with cannabis hinder my ability to recognize that it truly is a medicinalplant.
The software I launched in 2016 is now in the past. I’ve built three more platforms since then, including an app for patients to stay in control of their profile and monitor progress. The data my team has gathered from patients and healthcare professionals have proven invaluable.
My Florida Green is a patient management platform that is licensed to compassionate physicians who believe in cannabis as a medicinal alternative, and are looking for a tool that allows them to facilitate patient engagement, prescribing, and follow-up. The software is also intended for patient use to improve their ability to properly document their response to treatment and better communicate with their physician. Physicians and patients are provided with a robust set of tools and applications that meet their specific needs and improve their contact and collaboration in the patient’s care.
It is our ultimate goal is to improve patient care by streamlining the process, reducing errors, improving communication, and ensuring state law compliance for all physicians who are interested in recommending medical marijuana for patients with debilitating conditions.
What we’ve developed can pave the way for a new form of healthcare for physicians and patients. After much gruellingwork, I am proud of the accomplishments of my team and my family, who essentially are one in the same. Together we can make a difference for physicians and patients, and I am excited for what the future holds for My Florida Green.View Profile
Irfan Malik is a dedicated IT professional, who has worked with a multitude of entrepreneurs, by making their priorities his own. He grew up with a goal to take initiatives, to value progress, and to guarantee success. Driven by ambition and consistency, Irfan aims to attain the epitome of exemplariness.
With steady advancement in his career, Irfan felt compelled to do something to aid the masses; something purposeful. After The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative was passed, and Irfan was made aware of the medicinal benefits of marijuana for people suffering from chronic illnesses, working on this project with Team Green seemed like the perfect fit!
Combining Irfan's development expertise with the Founder's innovative vision, My Florida Green continues to alleviate the struggles of obtaining certified Medical Marijuana. Thus empowering the mission 'Medical Marijuana Made Easy'.View Profile
Sean was originally born in Germany but moved to the United States when he was 2 years old.
He’s well traveled with an impressive knowledge of Cannabis and its many medicinal uses. He joins the My Florida Green team as a patient educator. Like all of our staff, Sean will go above and beyond for anyone he encounters.View Profile
Darby brings years of knowledge and experience of cannabinoids from the Marijuana plant. She assists patients with education on the medicinal benefits of cannabis and building protocols to promote natural healing.View Profile
Kristy brings an incredible light to our team with her spunky personality and compassion for our patients. She guides patients through the check in process and ensures state profiles are complete.View Profile
Petr joins our team from Czechia. He ensures patient state profiles are complete with the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. His work ethic is much appreciated by both our staff and patients of My Florida Green.View Profile
Mary Chadwick, a Naples, Florida native joins the My Florida Green team as a patient advocate. She has proven herself to be proficient and compassionate for patients in need of assistance. She's usually the first face you'll see when entering our Naples facility. She will help you with completing your state profile and making sure your profile is complete.View Profile
Jenny joins us from G.A. She is spunky and brings a positive light to our company. Encounters with Jenny are not only entertaining, but educational. We love working with Jenny!View Profile
My florida green sets the gold standard in care To provide a safe online environment for both our patients and our physicians to diagnose, get treatment, and access unparalleled care. We follow all laws and legal protocols set forth by the State and Department of Health.