Florida Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions
A Natural Alternative for FL Residents
The state of Florida has provided a list of medical conditions that they consider to be qualifying for the use of medical marijuana. Below you can view the list of approved medical conditions provided by the state of Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) to find out if you qualify for a FL medical card.
Qualifying Conditions List for Florida Medical Marijuana
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
- Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition.
How to Get a Florida Medical Marijuana Card
If you’re interested in obtaining a Florida medical marijuana card, Green Health Docs can help. Visit our Florida page to get more information and to sign up for our FL medical marijuana waitlist. We are currently in the process of finding a local doctor or clinic to partner with to help provide the residents of Florida with in-person medical marijuana certification services and will most likely be operational by late 2022 or early 2023. If you have any questions, give us a call or text 7 days per week at 240-356-1000.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana in Florida
In January of 2015, the Florida government enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. The program allowed for access to non-smoked, low-THC marijuana for qualified patients.1
In March of 2019, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that allows the use of smokable medical marijuana in Florida.2
We are currently in the process of finding a local doctor or clinic to partner with to help provide the residents of Florida with in-person medical marijuana certification services and will most likely be operational by late 2022 or early 2023, until then, The OMMU provides a list of physicians who are authorized to order low-THC cannabis, medical marijuana or cannabis delivery devices. Patients are also able to utilize the Medical Marijuana Qualified Physician Search to find a qualified physician by location and specialty.3
Smokable medical marijuana and vapable medical marijuana products are currently allowed in Florida at this time, however edibles have not been approved for use yet.4
censed medical marijuana treatment centers to grow, process and dispense marijuana. The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation.3
The amount of smokable medical marijuana an individual can purchase is measured by the state of Florida as up to six 35-day supplies of smokable medical marijuana that may not exceed 2.5 ounces per 35-day order. Patients may only possess up to 4 ounces of medical marijuana in a form for smoking at any given time.5
Once we are able to begin providing consultations in Florida, we would be more than happy to assist you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Until then, according to the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use, the Department accepts applications from patients and caregivers. Patients must be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may be submitted online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry or mailed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. All applications must include a registration fee of $75. See our Registry Identification Card page for more information.
Follow step-by-step instructions by viewing our Initial Application Instructional Guide.3
Medical marijuana in Florida can only be purchased from licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs). Medical marijuana may not be purchased from any location other than an approved MMTC.3
Unfortunately, medical marijuana patients must receive a Florida-specific card in order to purchase or possess medical marijuana in Florida. According to the OMMU, The state of Florida does not offer reciprocity. Cannabis remains a Schedule 1 substance under both state and federal law. The 22 currently licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers only dispense orders to qualified Florida patients, and their caregivers, who have had an order added to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their qualified physician.3
Florida Medical Marijuana Resources
This article is reviewed by Dr. Anand Dugar, an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician. He is also the founder of Green Health Docs. Graduating from medical school in 2004 and residency in 2008, Dr. Dugar has been a licensed physician for almost 20 years and has been leading the push for medical cannabis nationwide.