Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about medical marijuana in Florida.

  • Do I have to be 18 years old to become a Medical Marijuana patient in Florida?
  • How do I make an appointment?
  • Do I need to be referred by another Physician?
  • What is the process of getting Medical Marijuana approved as a treatment option?
  • What are medical dispensaries?
  • Where can I get medical marijuana?
  • Can my dispensing organization provide medical marijuana for the conditions listed in the amendment?
  • Are there any restrictions once I obtain medical marijuana ordered by a qualified physician and dispensed by a licensed dispensing organization?
  • Can I grow my own marijuana?
  • What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis?
  • What is a cannabis delivery device?
  • What qualifies as a terminal condition?
  • Who can purchase cannabis from a dispensing organization?
  • Who can be a qualified patient’s legal representative?
  • How much low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis can a qualifying physician order for a patient?
  • Will low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis be inspected and tested?
  • If I am a patient, may I also serve as a legal representative for someone else?
  • If I am a legal representative, may I serve more than one patient?
  • How do I renew my card?
  • What happens if I need to change the information on my card?
Do I have to be 18 years old to become a Medical Marijuana patient in Florida?

No, as long as the legal guardian is present and signs a waiver for the minor, someone who is under 18 may still be eligible to become a patient. Please confirm eligibility. Please call us at 800.372.5425 or email to scheduling@clickaclinic.com

How do I make an appointment?

Setting up an appointment is easy! Give us a call at 800.372.5425, email us at scheduling@clickaclinic.com or book an appointment online and we will get you scheduled as quickly as possible.

Do I need to be referred by another Physician?

Though referrals can help with the process, we do not require referrals from another Doctor. What we do need, are your medical records showing your diagnosed or treated condition for Medical Marijuana.

What is the process of getting Medical Marijuana approved as a treatment option?

During your visit, you will be asked to fill-out a medical history form along with some additional documents and disclosures. Patients must have a valid Florida state-issued ID or driver's license to establish proof of residency. After the exam and medical records review are completed, your Doctor will determine the best treatment plan options for improving your wellness using alternative medicine. If Medical Marijuana was determined to be the best treatment option, you will be given the right to obtain Medical Marijuana in Florida.

What are medical dispensaries?

Medical Dispensaries are responsible for cultivating and distributing medical marijuana products.

Where can I get medical marijuana?

A patient must first seek treatment from a qualified physician for at least three months immediately preceding their order for medical marijuana. Once the ordering physician inputs the patient’s information and the order information into the Compassionate Use Patient Registry, the patient or the patient’s legal representative will then be able to contact one of the licensed dispensing organizations and fill the order.

Can my dispensing organization provide medical marijuana for the conditions listed in the amendment?

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow the law, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment. The dispensing organization must confirm an order in the Compassionate Use Registry and confirm the patient’s identity. The dispensing organization does not have access to information regarding diagnosis.

Are there any restrictions once I obtain medical marijuana ordered by a qualified physician and dispensed by a licensed dispensing organization?

Yes, the medical use of marijuana does NOT include the following:

  • The transfer to a person other than the qualified patient for whom it was ordered or their legal representative.
  • The use or administration on any form of public transportation, in any public place, in a qualified patient’s place of employment, if restricted by his or her employer, in a state correctional institution, on the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or secondary school or any school bus or vehicle.

Can I grow my own marijuana?

No. Florida law only allows the licensed dispensing organizations to grow, process and dispense marijuana. The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation. It is important to remember marijuana is illegal under federal law.

What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis?

Low-THC cannabis means a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization. Low-THC cannabis contains very low amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and typically does not result in the “high” often associated with medical cannabis.

Medical cannabis means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed only from a dispensing organization for medical use by an eligible patient as defined in s. 499.0295. Medical cannabis contains significant levels of the cannabinoid THC, and can result in the euphoric “high” sensation.

What is a cannabis delivery device?

A cannabis delivery device is an object intended for use or designed for use in preparing, storing, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis into the body.

What qualifies as a terminal condition?

A qualified physician may order medical cannabis for a patient with a terminal condition that is attested to by the patient’s physician and confirmed by a second independent evaluation by a board-certified physician in an appropriate specialty for that condition. Patient is defined in section 499.0295, Florida Statutes.

Florida law defines a terminal condition as a “progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible even with the administration of available treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will result in death within one year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.”

Who can purchase cannabis from a dispensing organization?

Dispensing organizations may only provide low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis or a cannabis delivery device to a qualified patient or a qualified patient’s legal representative.

Who can be a qualified patient’s legal representative?

A legal representative is a qualified patient's parent, legal guardian acting pursuant to a court's authorization as required under section 744.3215(4), Florida Statutes health care surrogate acting pursuant to the qualified patient's written consent or a court's authorization as required under section 765.113, Florida Statutes or an individual who is authorized under a power of attorney to make healthcare decisions on behalf of the qualified patient.

How much low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis can a qualifying physician order for a patient?

Qualifying physicians can order no more than a 45-day supply and a cannabis delivery device needed by the patient for the medical use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.

Will low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis be inspected and tested?

Yes. Low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis must be processed within an enclosed structure away from other plants and products. Dispensing organizations are required to test the processed low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis before they are dispensed. The results must be verified and signed by two employees of the dispensary. The dispensing organization must reserve two processed samples from each batch and retain them for at least nine months.

Cannabis test results must indicate that low-THC cannabis meets the definition of low-THC cannabis and that all medical and low-THC cannabis is safe for human consumption and free from contaminants.

The dispensing organization must also contract with an independent testing laboratory to perform audits on the dispensing organization’s standard operating procedures, testing records and samples.

If I am a patient, may I also serve as a legal representative for someone else?

Yes. However, a patient wishing to serve as a legal representative for someone else must apply separately for a legal representative card and a patient card.

If I am a legal representative, may I serve more than one patient?

Yes. By law, a legal representative must have the name of each patient printed on his or her card. Legal representatives adding a new patient must request a new card.

How do I renew my card?

To maintain an active Compassionate Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or legal representative must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date.

What happens if I need to change the information on my card?

Requests to replace a lost or stolen card will require the card holder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of his or her Florida driver’s license or identification card and a $15 replacement fee.

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Our mission is to help patients seeking medical cannabis therapy to establish strong personal patient-doctor relationships with ClickAClinic doctors. We are working to build a strong Medical Marijuana community to help patients like you connect with dispensaries that can care for you and doctors that can help you live a better life. ClickAClinic is dedicated to improving the quality of life through natural and safe alternative therapeutic options while attempting to avoid undesirable side effects of traditional pharmaceuticals. ClickAClinic provides assistance to patients seeking to become registered with the Medical Marijuana program in Florida.

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