3 Easy Steps to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Now that medical marijuana is becoming more and more destigmatized, more people are wanting their medical marijuana card. For the longest time, medical marijuana was not thought of as safe or helpful when it comes to the medical field. Fast forward to 2020, and medical marijuana has been studied and proven to help people with countless conditions. Whether you have a mental illness such as depression or a physical issue such as chronic pain, medical marijuana can help you. The many positives of medical marijuana have made many people around the state of Florida ready to treat their conditions with an alternative method. However, the question of where to begin pops up and seems to discourage many. But this should not be the case. Anyone who genuinely needs medical marijuana should be able to access it. That is why our team here at Broward Alternative Health, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is here to give you all the information on the medical marijuana card.


Step 1: Visit a Medical Marijuana Doctor

The first step in the medical marijuana license process is to schedule an appointment to visit our clinic, Broward Alternative Health, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before your appointment, we recommend jotting down any questions you may have about medical marijuana. That way, you don’t forget anything and can get all of the answers you need. During the appointment, we will ask you for your medical history and about your current condition. Getting this information will allow us to help determine if medical marijuana can help you, and if so, how. If our team has determined that you qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option, we will give you an I.D. number. With this number, you will be able to access the next step, otherwise known as getting on the registry.


Step 2: The Application and Registry

Now that your doctor has approved medical marijuana as a treatment option for you, you will get access to the application. After your appointment, you should have received an I.D. number that will give you access to the application. The application will ask you for general information, as any other application would. You may also have to add in your doctor’s name and the name of the clinic you got the I.D. number. This part of the application is to confirm that the doctor you go to is registered with the state’s cannabis program. Not every doctor can recommend medical marijuana to you; the doctor has to of gone through a state-mandated training. While you fill out the online application, our doctors will add you to the medical marijuana registry.


Step 3: Approval

After you have filled out the application and our staff have added you to the state of Florida medical marijuana registry, you have to wait. We know the waiting game isn’t fun, especially after putting in all the work towards getting the card; however, it is worth it. The average time to wait for approval is about 2-3 weeks, but it may be quicker or lengthier. When your application is approved, you will get an email notifying you. As soon as this email hits your inbox, congratulations, you can now purchase medical marijuana in the state of Florida! Your physical medical marijuana card will not be in the email; thus, you will have to wait for it to come in the mail. But don’t worry, you can purchase marijuana without having the card on your person. All you have to do is print out or save the email and have your I.D. number handy. Staff at the dispensaries can look up your name or I.D. number in the registry.


Contact Us Today to Get Started

If you think medical marijuana may be able to provide you with relief, then come on in to our clinic and speak with our medical marijuana experts. Here, we will be able to give you insight into how medical marijuana can help you and what you need to do to get the state of Florida card, if eligible. The process may seem daunting at first; however, it is worth it if you know this treatment can help you even in the slightest. To learn more about medical marijuana as a form of medical treatment or to book your appointment, give our team a call today at (954) 324-3104.

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