Step 1: Get a recommendation from the doctor. You’ll need a signed physician’s statement from a medical marijuana doctor. This is just a pre-payment for a consultation to get accepted. You will be refunded if you are not approved.
Step 2: Go to your consultation. You and your physician will discuss your medical history and treatment options, including dosage. Some common qualifying medical conditions include cancer, seizures, and posttraumatic stress. Check here for a list of some other qualifying conditions. Your doctor will then write your recommendation, enter your name and information into the Florida Marijuana Use Registry, and provide you with your patient ID number, which you’ll use to apply for your required ID card. Be sure to provide your email address to receive important updates.
Step 3: Apply online. Once you’ve received your doctor’s recommendation and patient ID number, completing the online application for your card is pretty straightforward. The current application processing fee is $75, and online payments take five business days to process. After payment has posted, it can be another five days before your application is approved.
To maintain an active medical-marijuana-use registry identification card, patients or caregivers must submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents, to the Department of Health 45 days before the card’s expiration date. Cards expire one year after approval.