Florida Changes the requirements for Medical Marijuana

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Florida Changes the requirements for Medical Marijuana

March 24, 2017 Medical Marijuana 0

 

Florida had laid some tidy requirements when it comes to getting qualified in this state to be treated with the use of Medical Marijuana. In order to become a patient in Florida one must

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a Florida Resident with a valid Florida I.D or Driver’s License- other proof a residency may include a passport or other photo i.d. with either a bank statement, utility bill, or insurance and car policy card.
  • Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from primary care physician describing their diagnosis and bring these records with you to the appointment.
  • Patients must have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition AND the patient must be a patient of the ordering physician for at least 3 months prior to the diagnosis,
  • Patient must have tried other treatments without success and the ordering doctor must determine the risks of use are reasonable in respect to the benefits to the patient.
  • More info at www.floridahealth.gov

 

Patients that are diagnosed with one or more of the following severe, debilitating , and terminal illnesses, are qualified for the use of Medical Marijuana under the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2

  • Cancer
  • Symptoms of cancer or any physical condition that produces chronic symptoms of severe seizures and muscle spasms.
  • Seizures
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Crohn’s
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Any other ailment, illness, or condition of the same severity or symptoms, when determined by a physician’s opinion- that the use of medical marijuana would surpass any potential health risks.

 

As of this month- June of 2017 the Florida law says that you now only have to visit with a physician for 60 days (2 months) before you can apply for a medical marijuana card- a change from 90 days (3 months).

Chronic Pain is now a factor and can qualify you for medical marijuana.

 

 

 

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