Posted on September 11, 2019

Obtaining your medical marijuana license is now more convenient than ever with three new locations throughout Florida in which to receive your state-required evaluation and recommendation. 

With more and more Americans seeking alternative treatments for their medical needs, it’s important to stay informed about the benefits of obtaining a medical marijuana card when considering medical marijuana as your choice of treatment. As Florida’s leading provider of green recommendations, we want to make sure you stay abreast of the latest information to ensure you receive the best medical treatment in your time of need.

In keeping with our promise to you, the citizens of the great state of Florida, we have opened three new locations, with one more opening soon. This way, we can ensure that all of Florida’s residents have convenient access to our facilities, where we can efficiently walk them through the process of getting their Florida State Medical Marijuana Card and answer any questions they may have.

Are you wondering why you should register for a medical marijuana card when there are other avenues you could take to receive alternative treatments? Let’s examine some of the benefits of being a registered medical marijuana card carrier.

Safe shopping for adult and minor patients

Adults 21 years of age or older can visit a dispensary and use their government-issued ID to purchase marijuana legally. While this is great for adult medical marijuana patients, what about minors who’ve been cleared by their doctors to receive medical cannabis as an alternative treatment for their medical illnesses? A medical marijuana card makes it so that adults and minors, those that are under the age of 21, can safely and legally purchase marijuana for treatment at licensed dispensaries. Florida is one of 29 states with medical marijuana programs in place that allow minors to be card carriers and gain access to medical cannabis, with the assistance of a caregiver, of course.

Cost-effective purchasing of marijuana products

Purchasing medical marijuana as a medical marijuana cardholder can allow you to buy your products at lower costs and with less taxation. Although medical cannabis is legal in Florida, it is not a treatment method that’s covered by your insurance. For those patients requiring their medical cannabis for the treatment of their ailments, this can be a costly burden or even a hurdle for those who can’t afford to pay out-of-pocket for cannabis medicine. Obtaining your medical marijuana card can alleviate some of the additional costs to purchasing cannabis through a dispensary making your marijuana medicine more affordable.

Access to cannabis with higher potency levels

Recreational use dispensaries have potency level limits they have to abide by to stay within their legal realms. However, medical marijuana patients may need a stronger dosage of cannabis for relief from their medical issues. Medical marijuana dispensaries have a little more freedom with the potency levels of marijuana they carry, and being a medical marijuana cardholder allows you access to these high-strength strains of cannabis.

Grow cannabis from the comfort of your home

While possessing a medical marijuana card gets you in the door to safely purchase your cannabis from a dispensary, it also allows you the ability to grow your own cannabis from the comfort of your home. Cultivating cannabis yourself has its perks. While it may seem a little costly upfront, it can actually save you a lot of money down the road, even with the lowered cost and tax break offered to cardholders who purchase through a dispensary. Plus, you have complete control over the strain, quality, and quantity of cannabis you grow meaning you know exactly what you’re getting in each use.

Legal protection within Florida

While the federal government continues playing tennis with the decision to legalize or not to legalize marijuana for medical and/or recreational use across our nation — causing laws to vary from state-to-state — having a Florida State Medical Marijuana Card provides you with legal protection for your medical cannabis within the state of Florida. Being in possession of marijuana without your medical marijuana card is illegal and could lead to some jail time. For example, in Florida, if you are caught with 20 grams or less of marijuana, that’s considered a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1000. For the amount you pay for the fine, you could essentially grow your own marijuana at home, if you have your medical marijuana card. Following the law and registering for your medical marijuana card means that you have legal protection to grow and travel with your cannabis safely throughout the state of Florida.

Three new locations and one on the way

Here at Marijuana Doctor, we want to help you get the medical treatment you desire. Our board-certified professionals will be with you every step of the way in getting you registered as a medical marijuana cardholder, from completing the paperwork to finding a treatment facility to getting high-quality medical cannabis in your hands.

We now have even more facilities available to meet your needs. In addition to our existing facilities throughout Florida, we now have three new facilities located in Orange Park, Sanford, and Brandon with a fourth facility opening soon in Palm Bay.

We are dedicated to getting quality treatment for our patients, and we want to make sure that everyone has convenient access to our facilities. If you are considering medical marijuana as an alternative treatment, schedule your appointment today online or stop by and visit us at one of our new locations:


Marijuana Doctor Orange Park

495 Blanding Blvd.

Orange Park, FL 32073


Marijuana Doctor Sanford

610 Lake Minnie Dr.

Sanford, FL 32773


Marijuana Doctor Brandon

116 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Brandon, FL 33511


Marijuana Doctor Palm Bay (OPENING SOON)

1420 Palm Bay Road NE

Palm Bay, FL 32905