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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • Is marijuana legal in Florida?
  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?
  • Why was I declined a card due to proof of residency? I uploaded my driver license?
  • Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?
  • Is recreational marijuana available in Florida?
  • Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?
  • Can I smoke cannabis in public in Florida?
  • Where can I consume cannabis in Florida?
  • Can I share my medical cannabis?
  • Will insurance cover my medical marijuana in Florida?
  • What forms and dosage amounts of medical marijuana are allowed?
  • What do I need for my first appointment?
  • Is my treatment confidential?
  • How often do I have to see the doctor?
Is marijuana legal in Florida?

Recreational cannabis is not legal in Florida. Only medical cannabis for qualifying patients with debilitating conditions is legal.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?

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.

Why was I declined a card due to proof of residency? I uploaded my driver license?

Your drivers license and profile have to have the same address so if your doctors office has one address and your license is different the State Registry will kick it back

Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?

No, you may not. Only registered MMTCs are able to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Is recreational marijuana available in Florida?

No, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Florida. Activists hope one day recreational marijuana will be legal, however, as of now it is not.

Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?

Qualifying patients are allowed to purchase medical marijuana only at registered Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).

Can I smoke cannabis in public in Florida?

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.

Where can I consume cannabis in Florida?

Medical cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of public sight.

Can I share my medical cannabis?

No you may not. Medical cannabis is for qualifying patients only and is illegal to share with other patients or non-patients.

Will insurance cover my medical marijuana in Florida?

Unfortunately, no. Insurance companies have not yet taken on supporting medical cannabis patients.

What forms and dosage amounts of medical marijuana are allowed?

The Commissioner must approve any form of medical marijuana.

Approved forms include liquids 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.

As state above, under the law, smoking is not permitted, yet. The patient’s certifying practitionermust include the following information on the patient’s certification: the authorized brand and form of the approved medical marijuana, the administration method, and any limitations on the use of approved medical marijuana product. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the Certification, although a recommendation on dosage is not required.

Moreover, the total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a seventy-day supply.

What do I need for my first appointment?
  • Submit patient forms online in advance of appointment (you can find them here but they will also be emailed to you at the time of booking)

  • Passport photo (CVS, Walgreens, AAA) or current Florida Driver’s License/State ID card

  • Government issued ID or proof of residency

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.

Is my treatment confidential?

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.

How often do I have to see the doctor?

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

• Californian

• Disabled Air Force Veteran

• International Traveler and Advocate for Human Rights


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