Many people have come to seek the incredible benefits of medical marijuana in South Florida. As a resident with verification of residency in Florida, the process of getting medical marijuana card in Hollywood comprises of the following steps:
The first step in obtaining a medical marijuana card in Florida is to consult a physician with your medical records to receive a signed statement. The doctor you visit should possess a medical marijuana license in Florida and must be registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry of the state. You can look for the latest list of medical marijuana doctors in Florida to choose one. Moreover, you must be a patient of the doctor for minimum three months before you receive the recommendation for medical marijuana. You also need to be a Florida resident in order to apply for the card and you will require the proof of residency like a passport or other photo identification.
Once you find a qualified physician in Florida, send your medical history to the office and make appointment for the medical marijuana doctor, the doctor enters your name and other details into the Florida Marijuana Use Registry or the Compassionate Care Registry run by the Department of Health. Only when you are entered officially in the registry, you can apply for the Florida Medical Marijuana Card.
When your doctor has approved your use of medical marijuana and entered you into the Registry, you can proceed to submit the application to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use or get the physician office submit on your behalf. Submission of application is perhaps the longest part of this process as in some cases, it can take up to two months for the Department to review the application and issue the card even when all the papers are in order. The online application process is simple. Application processing fee is $75 and it can take 5 business days to process online payments. You can expect your application to be processed after another five days after which it gets approved.
You need not wait for the medical marijuana card to start shopping at dispensaries. Once your application has been approved, you get identification through email which you can use to shop medical marijuana until the physical card arrives.
Patients willing to apply for a medical marijuana card in Florida have to pay two types of fees:
The applicant also requires full face passport-type color photographs. The cost of consulting a qualified marijuana doctor in Florida varies though it is about $150 on average. Once issued, the card needs to be renewed annually, again costing the registration fee and consultation charges.
Simply getting a medicinal marijuana card is not enough to get your medicine. You will need to visit a state-approved dispensary to buy medical marijuana in Florida. There are about 100 dispensaries in the state run by 14 licensed companies. In order to avoid being caught by the police even when your marijuana is legally prescribed, it is necessary that you buy from one of these. Even if you are caught with an approved CBD oil product, you will need to prove to the cops that you purchased it from a licensed dispensary and show them your card.
At High Life Medical Centers, we can help guide you through the evaluation and qualification process. With medical marijuana centers all across South Florida, we seek to help those who are suffering from a debilitating or chronic conditions. You can find our Hollywood Medical Marijuana Center at 6101 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33024 or contact us at(954) 362-4143 to book your consultation.