A visit to a cannabis doctor in is no different than a medical visit to any other physician. When you arrive at the clinic, you’ll be greeted by the doctor or a staff member at the front desk of the clinic. You’ll then be directed to a waiting room to fill out some paperwork.
When visiting a medical marijuana doctor in Lauderhill, here’s what you should expect:
These can sometimes be via iPad/digital and other times on paper. The doctor needs to have complete info for his records and to have an accurate description of your situation/condition. If you find something confusing, ask the doctor or his team. There are some forms that the state requires that are mandatory. Typically, this is included in the doctor’s “consent” package.
You need to bring the following documents for your visit with the cannabis doctor:
Most often, the common practice is to pay prior to the doctor seeing you. This can sometimes be done online in advance or at the doctor’s office.
The doctor will review your paperwork and records and discuss your symptoms/conditions with you. He/She will probably ask you about your experience with marijuana and discuss what you should expect. The doctor will discuss how marijuana works with your body and what you should expect. The doctor may discuss different methods of intake (ie sublingual, vaping, capsules, cream) and what some of the dispensaries offer.
Note: the time the doctor spends with you may be correlated to the fee. Ie if you pay $199 for an appointment don’t expect the doctor to spend an hour with you. If you paid $350, then the doctor should go more in depth in all parts of your consultation. Always best to ask these questions ahead of time.
Behind the scenes, assuming the doctor approves you (they will let you know at the appointment), they will enter you into the Florida State Registry.
The doctor and/or his team may help you with your State application. This is the part that you have to complete in order to get your ID.
Once you’ve applied, you should get approved if everything is correct. Early in 2019, we’re seeing patients get approved for medical marijuana in as little as 2 weeks. You do not need to wait until you get the “hard card” in the mail. Once you receive an approval email or you see in the state registry you are approved, you can purchase medical marijuana.
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 contact our Lauderhill Medical Marijuana Center at (954) 532-0097 to book your consultation.