Posted on March 6, 2018

In 2016, voters in Florida approved "Amendment 2" with 71.3 percent of voters in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. The amendment opened the door for people in Florida afflicted with a wide variety of qualifying conditions, from chronic pain to epilepsy, to receive treatment with medical marijuana and other cannabis-derived medication.

What Are the Requirements for a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?


Florida law imposes a number of minimum requirements for individuals seeking a medical marijuana card. First, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the State of Florida. Individuals can prove residency with a Florida driver's license/ID card, or an out-of-state ID, with a recent utility bill or bank statement showing a Florida address. Patients must have medical records evidencing a diagnosis from a licensed physician of a qualifying medical condition. A patient must bring these required documents to their medical evaluation. At the evaluation, a doctor will weigh the risks and benefits to the patient and determine if medical marijuana is right for their condition.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

If a patient brings all the required paperwork documenting their qualifying condition, then Marijuana Doctor can give a recommendation the same day. Doctor-approval is only part of the process, however. After the doctor gives the recommendation, he or she will issue a certificate to the Florida Department of Health. These are processed in the order received, but most applications are processed on the same day they are received. With all paperwork in order, a patient can have a Florida medical marijuana card in 24 hours.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?

The process in Florida involves more paperwork and processing fees than the process in other states, where the medical marijuana infrastructure is more developed. In addition, Florida requires recommendations to be renewed every 30 weeks (about seven months). Marijuana Doctor offers different pricing plans designed to fit the patients' budget. Furthermore, our 100 percent money-back guarantee, means patients don't pay if they don't qualify.

Marijuana Doctor is Florida's leading supplier of medical marijuana recommendations. With convenient locations across the state, extensive industry knowledge, and compassionate doctors and staff, we can help you receive the treatment and care you need. Schedule an appointment online or call us today at (786) 224-4005.