How To Get A Med Card FAQ

Cannabis Doctor X Florida Med Card

If you have questions about how to get a med card or are looking for details on a Florida med card Cannabis Doctor X has provided detailed answers to some of the most common questions our Florida medical marijuana clinic receives.  If you have a question that is not displayed in our how to get a med card FAQ please contact Cannabis Doctor X and one of our knowledgeable staff members will provide you with an answer.

How Does This Work? Where Do I Begin?

The first step is to schedule an appointment at a Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic location. Select the “schedule now” option and choose the location and service you would like to see a cannabis doctor for. Cannabis Doctor X provides services for new patients, renewal and re-certifications and patient transfers. The second step is to receive an evaluation. Our certified Florida cannabis doctor will determine if a med card will best help you find relief. The third and final step is the registration process. The Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic can offer same day approval. You will be able to register your Florida med card application immediately. For more detailed information on the services provided by Cannabis Doctor X or how to get a med card please visit the “Services” section of our website. Cannabis Doctor X makes the process of getting a Florida med card quick and simple!

Do I Need A Previous Diagnosis To Qualify For A Florida Med Card?

Cannabis Doctor X has certified marijuana doctors across the state of Florida that will be able to verify your symptoms and recommend a medical marijuana treatment program. Recommendations are issued at the doctors discretion.

What Is The Cost Of Receiving My Florida Med Card?

The state required initial evaluation for a Florida med card is $175.00, but Cannabis Doctor X provides several discount options. To review these discounts please visit our website “Pricing” page. The Florida med card application fee is $75.00 per year. The total cost for a new patient is $250.00, $175.00 for the Florida med card evaluation and $75.00 Florida state application fee that is independent of our medical marijuana clinic. In accordance with Florida state law a patient must renew their recommendation with their medical marijuana treatment doctor every 7 months. The cost for a re-certification evaluation is $125.00. Cannabis Doctor X provides a no-risk 100% money back guarantee. If you do not qualify for a Florida med card at our medical marijuana clinic there is no charge.

What If I Don’t Qualify For A Florida Med Card?

Our service fee is waived if our marijuana doctors determine you do not qualify for medical marijuana use in the state of Florida. We offer a no risk and 100% money back guarantee. If you have any questions about how to get a med card or the services our medical marijuana clinic provides please contact Cannabis Doctor X today or stop by any of our Florida locations and speak with our knowledgeable staff.

How Often Do I Need To See A Cannabis Doctor?

Florida law requires medical marijuana treatment patients to be evaluated by their cannabis doctor every 210 days. Your initial evaluation with the doctor begins the 210 day time frame. Cannabis Doctor X is responsible for assessing our patients treatment programs to ensure a high standard of care, new patients must be re-evaluated after 210 days of their initial appointment for a re-certification. After a patient’s first re-certification, provided the patient is comfortable with their usage and dosage and are not undergoing active symptoms of their debilitating condition, Cannabis Doctor X will schedule patients for regular re-certification visits every 210 days.

What Type Of Payments Are Accepted?

The Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic accepts all major credit cards including, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Cash or check are also acceptable forms of payment at our medical marijuana clinic.

How Long Will The Appointment Take?

Cannabis Doctor X makes the process of getting a Florida med card quick and simple. Our average appointment time ranges between 15-20 minutes. This time frame will vary from patient to patient as we do not put a time limit on your doctor evaluation to ensure all of our patients leave fully satisfied and with a complete understanding of their medical marijuana treatment program. After your cannabis doctor evaluation our knowledgeable staff will provide you with insights on which products to use based on your specific condition. At Cannabis Doctor X our ultimate goal is to educate patients on the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana and how to incorporate products to provide relief from their debilitating and chronic conditions.

What Can I Expect At My First Appointment?

For your initial Florida med card evaluation appointment you should arrive 10-15 minutes early at our medical marijuana clinic if you have not filled out the state required forms. If you have already filled out these forms please arrive at the time of your scheduled appointment. There is plenty of free parking around the Cannabis Doctor X clinics and our locations are easy to find. When you arrive at the time of your appointment a Cannabis Doctor X staff member will review your paperwork to ensure it is filled out completely and all required signatures and initials are provided. A copy of your ID and additional documents for seasonal residents will be taken at this time. After the review of the state required forms and a copy of documents is performed patients will be taken into our clean and private exam room where an evaluation will be performed by a state certified cannabis doctor. The doctor will determine what debilitating or chronic conditions a patient will qualify for and develop a customized treatment program based upon the exam and health history of the patient. Once the med card evaluation exam is complete our staff will review the doctor recommendation orders with the patient, register the patient with the state and answer any questions the patient might have. At the end of your initial med card evaluation a Cannabis Doctor X staff member will reschedule your re-certification appointment to ensure there is no lapse in treatment coverage.

Does Cannabis Doctor X Accept Insurance?

The short answer is NO, Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic does not accept insurance. While medical marijuana treatment is legal in the state of Florida under Amendment 2, it is still prohibited under federal law so we are unable to accept any forms of medical insurance, Medicare or Medicaid at this time. Cannabis Doctor X does provide discounted pricing rates, please visit our website “Pricing” page for more details.

Why Should I Choose Cannabis Doctor X?

Cannabis Doctor X is Florida’s preferred medical marijuana clinic! Check out what our patients have to say about Cannabis Doctor X on Google reviews. Cannabis Doctor X offers premier customer service, patient education and guidance to all of our patients and that sets us above all the other medical marijuana clinics in Florida. The majority of our patients are new to medical marijuana and are wondering how to get a med card or have several questions in regards to the process of getting a Florida med card. Cannabis Doctor X is a Florida medical marijuana clinic that cares, we walk our patients through the entire process of obtaining their Florida med card and answer any and all questions they may have in regards to medical marijuana in Florida. Our staff of knowledge experts offer proven insights on how to balance Cannabidiol and THC products for optimal results, how to choose the right delivery methods and strains of medical marijuana for the right time of day and provide information to our patients on how to choose the right medical marijuana treatment center for their specific conditions and requirements. Cannabis Doctor X has provided assistance to thousands of patients across the state of Florida.

Can I Change Doctors?

Medical marijuana patients in Florida have the right to change doctors at any time. Patients can log into their profile on the OMMU registry and select the “Your Profile” option. Once on the “Your Profile” page the patient will select “Manage Profile Details,” then choose to “Leave Your Physician” and save the changes made to the profile. After this is done the new state certified cannabis doctor can assign your patient profile to themselves and create new orders and certifications. If you need assistance with changing doctors on the OMMU registry please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and one of our helpful staff members will assist you with the process.

Does My Med Card And Recommendation Expire?

As per Florida state law medical marijuana patients must be evaluated in person by a state certified cannabis doctor every 210 days (7 months) to receive a re-certification and new medical marijuana treatment recommendation. Your physical medical marijuana card is valid for one calendar year. Please keep in mind patients will have to log into the medical marijuana use registry to renew this card annually. The state of Florida will email you 90 and 45 days prior to the expiration date displayed on your med card. If you need assistance in regards to the med card renewal process or have any questions on how to get a med card please contact Cannabis Doctor X today.

Why Are Recommendations Only Good For 7 Months?

Cannabis Doctor X follows the guidelines set forth in SB-A of Florida state law that requires medical marijuana treatment patients to be seen by their state certified cannabis doctor every 210 days or 7 months. No state certified cannabis doctor in Florida can provide recommendations to medical marijuana treatment patients for a longer period of 210 days. Cannabis Doctor X provides you with the maximum amount of time Florida law allows unless a patient specifically requests to discuss their treatment on a more regular basis. Cannabis Doctor X did not write the law, but we follow it to ensure the safety of our patients.

What Symptoms Can Be Treated With Medical Marijuana?

If you are wondering how to get a med card or what symptoms can be treated with medical marijuana then Cannabis Doctor X can provide you with assistance. A variety of ailments and illnesses can qualify a potential patient for medical marijuana treatment offering proven and effective alleviation of symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions displayed below or another condition with comparable severity and symptoms you could be eligible for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Florida. You can view a complete list of qualifying conditions on the “Qualifying Conditions” page of our website.

Chronic Pain
Depression and Anxiety
Insomnia
Arthritis
Cancer
ALS
PTSD
Crohn’s Disease
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
HIV/AIDS
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Migraines
Muscle Spasms
Nausea

If the medical condition you believe would qualify you for medical marijuana treatment in Florida is not displayed above please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and speak with one of our industry experts or view a detailed list of qualifying conditions on how to get a med card on our “Qualifying Conditions” page of our website.

Can Any Doctor In Florida Certify A Patient For Medical Marijuana?

The short and direct answer to this question is NO. Only state certified cannabis doctors who are licensed with the Office of Medical Marijuana Use can certify a patient for medical marijuana treatment. Cannabis Doctor X urges all potential patients to use caution when choosing a marijuana doctor for their Florida med card certification as many physicians are inexperienced when it comes to medical marijuana treatment. There are a lot of “fly by night” medical marijuana clinic operations that will charge patients erroneous fees and require patients to come back for unnecessary appointments. At Cannabis Doctor X we take care of all of our patients and provide them with the best possible medical care at very affordable rates. If you have any questions on how to get a med card or questions in regards to the other services provided at our medical marijuana clinic please contact Cannabis Doctor X today or stop by any of our Florida locations and speak with an industry expert.

How Do I Prove Residency?

Full time Florida residents must submit a copy of their Florida issued driver’s license or ID with their Medical Marijuana Use Registry Florida med card application.

The term “seasonal resident” means any person who temporarily resides in the state of Florida for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction. Seasonal residents may submit a copy of two of the following for their Florida med card application that show proof of residential address:

A residential rental or lease agreement, deed or monthly mortgage statement

A utility hook up or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry

A utility bill, not more than 60 days old

Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than 60 days old

Mail from a government agency, federal, state, county or municipal government agency, not more than 60 days old

Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule

If you have any additional questions on how to get a med card or need more clarification on the subject of proving Florida residency please contact the Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic and one of our industry expert staff members will provide you with clarification and assistance in this matter.

Can Someone Else Pick Up My Medication?

Yes, but they must be your legal representative or caregiver. If you require assistance, you may assign a Caregiver who can pick up, carry, and administer your medical marijuana medication for you.

To become a Caregiver an individual must meet certain conditions*:

At least 21 years of age

Complete a certification course

Pass a background check

Submit a completed application (with a fee)

Cannot be a qualified physician or employed in a medical marijuana treatment center (dispensary)

Assigned within the Registry to a specific patient

Provide proof of Legal Representation (power of attorney, health care surrogate, guardianship)

Who Has Access To My Medical Marijuana Records?

Your personal medical records are protected by HIPPA. Only Cannabis Doctor X state certified marijuana doctors, The Florida Department of Health and Law Enforcement have access to your personal medical marijuana records.

What Is The Status Of My Florida Med Card?

As a courtesy to our patients Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic will help you register your med card application with the state of Florida. If you are unsure of the status of your Florida med card, are wondering how to get a med card or have any questions in regards to the services of our medical marijuana clinic please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and speak with a member of our knowledge staff.

How Long Before I Can Purchase Products From A Dispensary?

Medical marijuana treatment patients should expect a 5-10 business day med card application processing time frame from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to issue approval. Once you receive your temporary Florida med card from the state of Florida via email you are able to walk into any medical marijuana dispensary within the state of Florida and place orders. If your temporary Florida med card does not arrive via email in this 5-10 business day time frame please contact Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic and we will contact the state of Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use on your behalf.

What Is The Difference Between A Recommendation And A Prescription?

A marijuana doctor is not able to prescribe marijuana because prescription drugs are regulated by the federal government, and since marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law, medical marijuana “prescriptions” are not allowed. A medical marijuana recommendation is a statement from your state certified physician that expresses their professional view that medical marijuana would be beneficial and allows you to purchase medical marijuana from a state licensed medical marijuana treatment center.

How Long Does It Take For A Marijuana Certification To Expire?

The maximum amount of time that the medical marijuana certification can be active is 210 days or 7 months as per Florida state law, or less depending on the cannabis doctors recommendations. This means a medical marijuana treatment patient must visit a state certified cannabis doctor at least once every 210 days in order to renew the certification. If you have questions on how to get a med card or questions in regards to any of the services provided by our medical marijuana clinic please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and speak with an industry expert.

What Delivery Routes Of Administration Are Currently Available?

In the state of Florida the following delivery methods are currently available for medical marijuana:

Oral
Inhaluation
Sublingual
Topical
Smokeable Flower

These medical marijuana delivery methods will cover all products being sold in state approved dispensaries or medical marijuana treatment centers. If you have any questions in regards to the delivery routes of administration for medical marijuana in the state of Florida or how to get a med card please contact Cannabis Doctor X today!

What Is A Marijuana Delivery Device?

A marijuana delivery device as defined by the state of Florida is an object used, intended for use, or designed for use in preparing, storing, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing medical marijuana into the human body, and which is dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified medical marijuana treatment patient.

Does Florida Law Permit Smoking Marijuana?

Yes, as of March 2019 Florida state law permits the smoking of medical marijuana when recommended by a state certified cannabis doctor. The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use has set a maximum limit that states medical marijuana treatment patients may not purchase more than 2.5 ounces of smokable marijuana flower within a given 35 day period of time. That is the maximum any cannabis doctor in the state of Florida may recommend.

Do I Have To Smoke Marijuana?

Medical marijuana can be delivered in many ways: oral, inhaluation, sublingual or topical. This includes medical marijuana in the form of vape, creams, capsules and oils you put under your tongue. If you qualify for the use of medical marijuana, the state certified medical marijuana doctors at Cannabis Doctor X will recommend the best way to consume the product, depending on your current condition, past history and your personal lifestyle. If you have any questions about the delivery methods of medical marijuana or how to get a med card in Florida please contact Cannabis Doctor X today!

What Medical Marijuana Products Should I Use?

During your med card evaluation appointment a Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic staff member will go over all delivery routes accessible to you. Since there is no single product that works for all patients Cannabis Doctor X suggests experimenting by starting low, going slow and finding out what medical marijuana products work best for you and your individual needs. Medical marijuana products are constantly changing and new products are being introduced for public consumption so be sure to ask a staff member at your local medical marijuana treatment center about product updates. Cannabis Doctor X will always be here for you to discuss different delivery methods and products, so call us anytime and we will keep you informed on the new medical marijuana products and delivery methods.

How Much Medical Marijuana Can I Purchase?

The medical marijuana doctors at Cannabis Doctor X will work with you to decide the optimal dosing and delivery methods for your specific needs. Our standard orders include a recommendation for inhalation, sublingual, oral, topical and smokable medical marijuana (unless the risks of smoking outweigh the benefits for your condition.) An order can be submitted for up to 70 days of medication at a time, and a total of 210 days, but you do not have to purchase your entire order at once. Cannabis Doctor X recommends experimenting with different products, strains and delivery routes to find the best treatment before making a large purchase at a dispensary. You will know within the first couple of days of use if a medical marijuana product is effective for your specific requirements. At Cannabis Doctor X we do not put low restrictions on milligrams and work with our patients to obtain the amounts of medicine necessary to effectively meet their medical marijuana needs. We understand that tolerance and patient needs vary. If you ever need to adjust your order amount Cannabis Doctor X will increase your allowance free of charge if our medical marijuana doctor approves the increase. If you are wondering how to get a med card or have any questions in regards to medical marijuana in the state of Florida please contact Cannabis Doctor X today!

Where Do I Purchase Medical Marijuana?

Dispensaries are known by the technical term of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, and are currently open throughout the state of Florida. Cannabis Doctor X provides our patients with a list of all the medical marijuana treatment centers in their specific area and patients are advised on product discounts as first time customers and their options for discounts on re-certifications. We advise our patients on the medical marijuana treatment center that is best suited based on their specific condition or requirements as different treatment centers specialize in certain debilitating and chronic conditions. Below you will find a list of state approved medical marijuana treatment centers that are currently licensed to cultivate and provide medical marijuana products to qualified patients within the state of Florida. If you are wondering how to get your med card or need advice on which medical marijuana treatment center is best for you please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and will provide assistance in all matters pertaining to medical marijuana in the state of Florida.

Trulieve
trulieve.com
1-844-878-5438

MUV
muvfl.com
833-880-5420

MedMen
medmen.com
833-633-6362

VidaCann
vidacann.com
800-977-1686

RiSE Dispensaries
risecannabis.com
561-448-0020

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

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

Curaleaf
curaleaf.com
786-398-4494

Grow Healthy
growhealthy.com
800-619-5288

Am I Safe To Carry Marijuana Flower With My Florida Med Card?

Patients that are qualified by a state certified cannabis doctor for medical marijuana treatment are able to use medical marijuana flower at home or in private property. Public use of marijuana flower is illegal, except for low THC cannabis products. Medical marijuana treatment patients with a qualified physician’s recommendation for smokable marijuana flower are able to purchase up to 2.5 ounces within a 35 day period, but the laws that govern possession differ slightly. If you have a recommendation for smokable marijuana flower, you are allowed to possess up to 4 ounces of flower at any one time. Florida lawmakers understand that some medical marijuana treatment patients may possess leftover marijuana flower from their previous order purchases and that is the reason for the increased amount of possession from the 35 day purchase limit.

How Will A Med Card Affect My Employment?

The state of Florida passed Ammendment 2 as a constitutional amendment, meaning that any state or government funded agency that attempts to prevent qualified medical marijuana treatment patients from using a state certified doctor’s recommendation is violating a patient’s constitutional right. With this being said Cannabis Doctor X urges all of our patients to discuss with their specific employer if they are concerned about testing positive for a THC on a drug test. Private employers are still adjusting their personal HR restrictions due to the fact medical marijuana is still relatively new in the state of Florida. If you would like more detailed information on how to get a med card or how to discuss the treatment of medical marijuana with your employer please contact Cannabis Doctor X and speak to one of our industry experts.

I Have My Concealed Weapons Permit, Will I Lose It If I Get My Med Card?

This is a very common question and concern for many of our patients. The short answer to this controversial question is NO. The Florida Department of Health does not have the ability to communicate with the Department of Agriculture as this would violate a medical marijuana treatment patients HIPPA rights. Not a single person has ever lost the right to carry their concealed weapon in the state of Florida as a result of getting their Florida med card. There may be some restrictions on purchasing firearms from a federal firearms dealer, but there are no restrictions on purchasing firearms from private gun owners or local gun shows. To receive more information on this subject Cannabis Doctor X recommends that you contact Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and or an attorney that is knowledgeable in this matter.

Can I Get My Med Card While On Probation?

Cannabis Doctor X urges our patients to check with your probation officer before applying for a Florida med card. There is a difference between state and federal probation and the restrictions that come along with federal probation. With that being said we have had many patients get their Florida med card while on state probation without any issues. In the state of Florida medical marijuana was passed as a constitutional amendment and this means that any state of government funded agency who hinders or deters a qualified patient’s access to medical marijuana, once certified by a state licensed marijuana doctor, would be violating that patient’s constitutional rights. If you have any questions on how to get your med card while on probation or want to obtain more information about the services offered at our medical marijuana clinic please contact Cannabis Doctor X today and speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff.

Can I Use A Med Card From Another State In Florida?

The short and direct answer is NO. While many states offer a reciprocity program Florida is not one of them. If you are a permanent or seasonal resident in the state of Florida you will need to apply and qualify for your Florida med card. If you have any questions on how to get a med card or the Florida med card application process please contact Cannabis Doctor X and speak with a member of our staff.

Can I Grow My Own Medical Marijuana Flower?

NO. The state of Florida does not allow medical marijuana treatment patients to grow their own marijuana flower. Only state licensed medical marijuana treatment centers can cultivate and provide medical marijuana products to qualified patients within the state of Florida. For a list of medical marijuana treatment centers please view the answer to “Where Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana” on this Florida med card FAQ page or contact Cannabis Doctor X and speak with a member of our staff.

Can I Purchase Medical Marijuana When Traveling To Other States?

Possibly, it depends on the state you are traveling to. Some states do allow for reciprocity, but you will need to review the regulations for the specific state you are traveling to. If you are not able to find the information online please contact Cannabis Doctor X and a member of our staff will review the situation and provide you with an answer.

What Happens If I Need A New Florida Med Card?

Requests to change the information displayed on a Florida med card or to replace a lost of stolen med card will require the cardholder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of their Florida drivers license or identification card and provide a $15.00 replacement fee. If you would like assistance in the process of changing or getting a new Florida med card please contact Cannabis Doctor X and a staff member will walk you through the process.

Take The Next Step With Cannabis Doctor X

A Medical Marijuana Clinic That Cares

The patient educators and knowledgeable staff of Cannabis Doctor X medical marijuana clinic are waiting to take your call and help you in anyway they can. You are able to schedule an appointment online, call us or stop into any of our Florida locations to book a Florida med card evaluation. If you believe that medical marijuana treatment might be the alternative treatment you are looking for Cannabis Doctor X is here to answer any and all questions you might have to start the initial med card process.

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