Posted on June 25, 2019

These are the ten essential things to consider as you begin the process.

1. It’s a relatively complicated process. So, it pays to have expert advice right from the beginning. Marijuana Doctor works to educate people from all health backgrounds about the legal process of obtaining specialized treatment, and can advise you along the way with specifics derived from your own case and medical history. Medical marijuana might also be able to help with relieving pain, reducing anxiety, helping with depression, and more. 

2. Not everyone qualifies. That’s a pretty blunt realization for some patients who are in fact suffering from other serious disorders or illnesses. Still, while the law spells out specific qualifying conditions, it also allows for patients suffering from “medical conditions of the same kind or class or as comparable to” those which are specifically spelled out. If you are truly suffering, you may very well qualify. 

3. The specific conditions for which Medical Marijuana is prescribed are the following: 

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease

  • Arthritis

  • Cachexia

  • Cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic non-malignant pain

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Epilepsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Glaucoma

  • Hepatitis C


  • Insomnia

  • Migraines

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscle spasms

  • Nausea

  • Neuropathy

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Seizures

  • Terminal Conditions

4. Not having one of the above does NOT disqualify you.  We can help you to look into the condition for which your seeking the treatment, and qualified physicians may be able to determine if your own condition is close enough to any of the above, in terms of classes of illnesses, or how your condition is affecting your life. 

5. Consider the way your condition affects your life. The law is written such that any condition restricting a major life activity such as taking care of yourself, walking, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working, then you’ll likely qualify. However, what the specialist need to determine is that is a chronic condition and not acute, that is, as the result of a temporary or accidental injury.

6. Chronic Pain needs to be related to one of the listed conditions, or comparable to one of them. That’s sounds pretty wide-open, but the state may want to see documentation of diagnoses, or prescribed treatments for the specifics of your chronic pain. This may have been a relatively long time ago, but we can help you to look into whether or not you may qualify. 

7. The procedure is paperwork heavy. Because qualifying means that the state undertakes a full review of your medical history, it can take many patients a good deal of time to fill in the necessary paperwork. 

8. Medical Marijuana can be fairly expensive, in Florida especially. In less regulated legal environments, such as California or Colorado, and where recreational marijuana is also available, prices can seem much lower. For those who want to be able to treat themselves in Florida, there can be some real sticker shock. Marijuana Doctor’s experience may be able to lessen some of the shock, with at the very least, advice on what to expect in terms of costs, if not always advice on where and what to purchase at more advantageous prices. 

9. No medical insurance will cover this part of your treatment. To most of us, this comes as no surprise. But we do see patients whose out-of-pocket expenses had been very low prior to their medical marijuana treatment. It pays to have some fair warning.   

10. Medical Marijuana gives you a greater degree of freedom. With that freedom comes greater responsibility, too. Good physicians will give you some guidelines for how much, how often, maybe even which dispensary to visit. But as all medical marijuana treatments are relatively new, some doctors may not give you the most complete instructions, and some will even rely on you to determine your own treatment, schedule, consumption method, etc. Some patients love it. Others require a lot more from their attending physician. Make sure you ask for your doctor’s professional opinion. 


Marijuana Doctor will be very pleased to help you to navigate the process, and it will be a process specific to your own medical case and history. The process is risk-free with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you don’t qualify, you won’t pay for any of it.

With board-certified physicians, we can check to see if you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card, or even better, schedule an appointment online with us today. Marijuana will also help with the registration process with the Florida Department of Health.