To Qualify for the Florida Cannabis Program
The Compassionate Medical Marijuana Act of 2014 enables medical professionals to order low-THC marijuana products for individuals with a qualifying medical problem..
How Do I Qualify for The Medical Cannabis Program in Florida?
- You must be a permanent Florida resident.
- If you have a vacation home and can show an address in Florida for 30 days per year you can also qualify.
- If a patient is under the age of 18, a second physician must agree with the determination of the need for the patient.
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Your Qualifying Conditions for the Florida Medical Marijuana Program
- Anxiety Muscle Spasms
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Back Pain Severe and Chronic Pain
- Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Chron’s Disease
- Chronic Abdominal Pain
- Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- or any other debilitating condition of like, kind or class as approved by a GREEN MD NOW Physician
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Step One: Medical Record Collection
The initial step to getting you on your way of having the clinical cannabis card is to obtain an existing proven duplicate of your medical records under Florida Medical Cannabis legislation. If we can not obtain a present duplicate, it can be harder to provide you with a card. Although there are conditions where a client will certify for the Florida Medical Cannabis Program without the necessity of complete documentation, Green MD Now Clinics requires that all your records are current within the last year that records your qualifying condition.
If you like that we handle your clinical document collection, you should complete the medical release form as well as fax it to our office to ensure that we may request your medical records from your treatment providers. If you currently have your medical documents, you can fax or mail them to us, whichever is easier.
- Fax records to: (855) 305-4152
- Email records to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail records to:
Patient Portal Green MD Now
1450 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando FL 32807
Step Two: Physician Review
Upon receipt of your clinical records, our physicians thoroughly assess your records to identify if you qualify for the Florida Medical Marijuana Program. Often extra documents are needed for the review. In this instance a Green MD NOW personnel will certainly call you and also allow you to understand which papers are required for our records. If and when you qualify for the program, we will certainly call you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
Step 3: Certification Appointment
Once we have actually evaluated your records as well as identified you can get approved for certification, one of our caring doctors will review with you the condition that qualifies you for the Florida Medical Marijuana Program. By legislation, our physicians have to just discuss your qualification for the program. After review as well as authorization, qualified patients will get an authorized Physician Accreditation Form that will certainly permit them to apply to the state for a Clinical Cannabis Identification Card. In order to obtain the Doctor Certification form, clients should provide a legitimate Florida ID, such as a State provided Florida ID or a Florida driver’s permit, together with the physician’s visit cost. Please keep in mind that insurance policy companies do not cover medical cannabis assessments or the state’s clinical cannabis application cost.
You may prefer to obtain your own medical records – Here’s How to request and obtain your medical records from your primary doctor
Before your medical cannabis evaluation appointment at Green MD Now, it’s imperative that you have current medical records indicating your diagnosis. In order to qualify for your medical cannabis card, you will need a copy of your medical records. If you arrive at your appointment without your records, we can help you obtain a copy, but this will delay the process of obtaining the medical marijuana recommendation needed to use medical marijuana legally.
It’s quick and easy to obtain your medical records, and it will help you get your certification sooner
Step 1: Contact Your Primary Care Doctor
Most practices require you to fill out a specific form to formally request your medical records. To obtain this form, simply call your primary care doctor’s office, or the office of the doctor who gave you the diagnosis, and request a copy of your records. They should be able to deliver it to you by fax, email, snail mail or you may pick it up from the doctor’s office.
NOTE: Green MD Physicians and staff recommend you have in safe keeping a copy of your medical records for emergency or to stay up on your current medical condition.
If the doctor’s office doesn’t have a specific form, simply write a letter to request your records. Be sure to include:
· Your name, including your maiden name (if applicable)
· Social security number
· Date of birth
· Address and phone number
· Email address
· Record(s) being requested
· Dates you were under the doctor’s care
· Delivery option (pick up, fax, email, etc.)
What if I Don’t Have a Primary Care Doctor?
If you do not have a primary care doctor, are uninsured, or, have not had a check-up in a while, Green MD Now Clinics will be glad to assist you by referring you to a doctor who will be your primary care physician and will evaluate your medical condition to determine if you have a qualifying condition.
Step 2: Bring Medical Records to Your Marijuana Certification Appointment
Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are recommended
Remember to bring your medical records to your medical marijuana certification appointment. These documents are imperative for your initial evaluation and, continuing care with Green MD Now.