FAQ

FAQ2018-07-30T11:16:37+00:00
What is a physician certification or recommendation?2018-07-13T10:33:15+00:00

A qualified physician’s authorization for a qualified patient to receive medical marijuana and an approved medical marijuana delivery device.

Who is eligible to receive an order for low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana products?2018-07-13T10:32:05+00:00

Patients suffering from the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition
What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis?2018-07-13T10:31:00+00:00

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 marijuana 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. Medical marijuana contains significant levels of the cannabinoid THC, and can result in the euphoric “high” sensation.

What is medical marijuana?2018-07-13T10:29:02+00:00

Florida law defines medical marijuana as 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, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including low-THC cannabis, which are dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified patient.

In Florida, medical marijuana is distinct from low-THC cannabis in that it can contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical compound that causes the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. Unlike low-THC cannabis, the consumption of medical marijuana can lead to potent psychoactive effects in patients.

The medical use of medical marijuana does NOT include2018-07-13T10:27:52+00:00

Possession, use, or administration of marijuana that was not purchased or acquired from a medical marijuana treatment center.

  1. Possession, use, or administration of marijuana in a form for smoking, in the form of commercially produced food items other than edibles, or of marijuana seeds or flower, except for flower in a sealed, tamper-proof receptacle for vaping.
  2. Use or administration of any form or amount of marijuana in a manner that is inconsistent with the qualified physician’s directions or physician certification.
  3. Transfer of marijuana to a person other than the qualified patient for whom it was authorized or the qualified patient’s caregiver on behalf of the qualified patient.
  4. Use or administration of marijuana in the following locations:
    • a. On any form of public transportation, except for low-THC cannabis.
    • b. In any public place, except for low-THC cannabis.
    • c. In a qualified patient’s place of employment, except when permitted by his or her employer.
    • d. In a state correctional institution or a correctional institution
    • e. On the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or secondary school
    • f. In a school bus, a vehicle, an aircraft, or a motorboat, except for low-THC cannabis
What is low-THC cannabis?2018-07-30T11:02:31+00:00

In Florida, low-THC cannabis is distinct from medical marijuana in that it contains very low amounts of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because of its low-THC content, it does not have the euphoric properties that full-potency marijuana has.

In order to qualify as low-THC, the flowers, seeds, resin, and any other product derived from the cannabis plant must contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD) weight for weight.

What are some symptoms that may be relieved from low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana?2018-07-13T10:24:59+00:00
  • Intraocular pressure reduction in the eye;
  • Appetite stimulation for treating nausea and wasting syndrome;
  • Antiemetic effects for persons undergoing chemotherapy or radiation;
  • Antispasmodic effects in treating muscle spasms, like multiple sclerosis;
  • Analgesic effects which interrupt pain signals both centrally and peripherally;
  • Antianxiety and sedative effects mediated through neurotransmitter action;
  • Harm reduction substitute for opiate, tobacco and alcohol addiction;
  • Antitumor effects, which decrease and interfere with abnormal cell proliferation.
Cost2018-10-31T01:58:58+00:00

The cost for an initial evaluation by our physician at MMPMA is $300.  There are no additional costs for prescriptions.  If you require an additional consultation, the first consultation is free of charge, each additional consultation is $100.  Your medical marijuana card is only valid for 210 days and you must be re-evaluated by our physician to receive a new medical marijuana card.  The cost for a re-evaluation and prescription card is $200.

All fees are non-refundable.  At this time we accept cash or credit card.

What do I bring to your medical marijuana evaluation appointment?2018-07-30T11:03:03+00:00

A valid Florida drivers licenses or ID card with current address.

Medical records from your primary care provider and/or any specialist reports that clearly diagnosis and describe the patients qualified medical condition. Laboratory results and/or imaging reports are also important. There must be documentation from the provider that other treatments have been tried unsuccessfully.

If no documentation is available and no treatments have been tried, you may need to be treated by our clinic over 3 months so we can document your condition.

How long does it take to get my approval?2018-10-31T01:55:03+00:00

It takes an minimum of 17 days, but can take as long as 30 days. Any error in your application to the state will cause a reset of the 17 day wait time.

Pay close attention to the email account you provided us.  The State of Florida will email instructions how to verify your identity.

What if I have a concealed weapon permit?2018-07-30T11:05:08+00:00

It is unlawful to have a medical marijuana card or caregiver card and have a gun permit or concealed weapon permit simultaneously. This is punishable by 10 years in Federal prison.

What is an MMJ caregiver and how do I get an MMJ caregiver card?2018-07-30T11:05:23+00:00

“The qualified patient’s legal representative may purchase and possess for the patient’s medical use up to the amount of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis ordered for the patient, but not more than a 45-day supply, and a cannabis delivery device ordered for the patient.” Section 381.986(9)(a), Florida Statutes.

A caregiver can be a parent of a minor or a legal guardian, health care surrogate or an individual who is authorized under a power of attorney to make health care decisions on behalf of the qualified patient.

A Caregiver must go through the same process of obtaining a card as the patient. We will assist you every step of the way in obtaining your care giver MMJ card.

Indica

  • Higher CBD amount with lower THC amount
  • User for relaxation, sleep and pain relief.
  • Typically used at night

Sativa

  • Higher THC amount with lower CBD amount
  • User for alertness and energy.
  • Typically used during the day.