Recreational cannabis is not legal in Florida. Only medical cannabis for qualifying patients with debilitating conditions is legal.
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.
The address on your driver’s license and the address you provided to the doctor’s office must match. The State Registry will reject your request if the addresses are different.
Only registered MMTCs are able to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.
No, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Florida. Activists hope one day recreational marijuana will be legal, however, as of now it is not.
Qualifying patients are allowed to purchase medical marijuana only at registered Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).
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.
Medical cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of public sight.
You may not. Medical cannabis is for qualifying patients only and is illegal to share with other patients or non-patients.
Unfortunately, no. Insurance companies have not yet taken on supporting medical cannabis patients.
The Commissioner must approve any form of medical marijuana.
Approved forms include liquids, topicals, smokable, suppositories, concentrates, 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.
The patient’s certifying practitioner must include the following information on the patient’s certification:
If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the Certification, although a recommendation on dosage is not required.
The total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a seventy-day supply.
Register online prior to your appointment (you can the portal here), but they we will also email to you ahead of time.
Your initial visit will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. We will help you to complete all requirements to obtain your State issued Medical Marijuana Registry ID card.
Absolutely. Your privacy is of the utmost importance. We comply with all HIPAA privacy standards. We will not release your medical records without your written consent.
We will see you for a follow up recertification visit approximately 6 months after your initial evaluation. This is standard medical practice for patients taking medications and allows us to further assist you in getting the most out of your medical cannabis care. You will then be transitioned to a 6 month follow up recertification schedule.
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