Frequently Asked Questions

Is weed bad for the heart?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), marijuana could negatively impact one’s heart and blood vessels. However, additional research is needed to fully understand these effects.


Can weed cause a heart attack?

Immediately after smoking marijuana, one’s blood pressure and heart rate may temporarily increase, thus raising one’s risk of having a stroke or heart attack.  Smoking and vaping have been shown to cause inflammation and raise the potential for clogged arteries, which can in turn lead to a heart attack or stroke. 


Does CBD lower blood pressure?

CBD itself has been shown to potentially decrease resting blood pressure and mitigate stress-induced increases in blood pressure. 


Can I smoke marijuana on antidepressants?

It is safer to use marijuana with some antidepressants than others. Typically, the potential cannabis interaction risk is lower for SSRIs, SNRIs, and NDRIs, and higher for MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and sedatives.


Is marijuana more effective than antidepressants?

For some patients, cannabis may have the potential to replace antidepressants, but more commonly, a properly-dosed combination of antidepressants and marijuana seems to be a more effective method.


Does marijuana interact with antidepressants?

Interactions between marijuana and antidepressants vary among different antidepressant classes. Overall, in the limited studies conducted on the topic, there have been few life-threatening interactions seen between psychoactive drugs and psychotropic medications. However, some potential risks have been reported, so supervision from a physician is recommended.


Is marijuana an antidepressant or a depressant?

Marijuana produces varying effects in different patients, so it may be classified as a depressant, stimulant, or hallucinogen. As a depressant, marijuana may slow brain function, ease anxiety, relax muscles, bring about short-term memory loss, and cause dizziness and sleepiness. As a stimulant, marijuana may cause paranoia, anxiety, mood elevation, and tachycardia. As a hallucinogen, marijuana may bring about hallucinations, nausea, a loss of coordination, an altered sense of time or space, dry mouth,  tachycardia, and a detachment from oneself or one’s environment.


When Do Male Plants Release Pollen?

Male plants release pollen around four to five weeks into the flowering stage once a male plant has reached maturity. This occurs when the sacs open, releasing pollen into the air.

How Many Leaves Does a Weed Plant Have?

Male marijuana plants anywhere from five to nine leaves. They typically have fewer leaves than female marijuana plants, which tend to be towards the higher end of that range.

What to do with Male Marijuana Plants?

Male marijuana plants can be used to perpetuate the cannabis life cycle and for soil enrichment, hemp fiber, hash and concentrates, edibles, and cannabis juice/tea. Their seeds and roots can also be utilized.

What Does a Male Weed Plant Look Like?

For male weed plants, the pre-flowers tend to have small sacs. The plants have thicker stalks and fewer leaves than their female counterparts. They do not produce usable buds. Their flowers are characterized by small, dangling, bell-shaped clusters.

How to Tell Male from Female Pot Plants?

Male pot plants have thicker stalks, fewer leaves, and their flowers are characterized by small, dangling, bell-shaped clusters. Female pot plants have thinner stalks, more leaves, and their flowers are teardrop shaped.

How to use RSO?

In states where RSO is legal, patients can purchase it at a dispensary or make it at home (if safely following detailed instructions). Everyone has a different ideal dose, but it is recommended to start with 60 grams over 90 days. It is recommended to ingest RSO or use it topically.

Where to buy Rick Simpson oil?

In states with legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, RSO can be found at cannabis dispensaries. It can also be made at home, but safety precautions must be taken.

What is RSO good for?

Early evidence suggests RSO may be able to help treat cancer and other conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, chronic inflammation, depression, drug addiction, high blood pressure, infections (e.g., MRSA), inflammation, insomnia, and multiple sclerosis. Individuals may also use RSO for pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other complications of these conditions.

How & where do I pay the $75 for the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card?

Once your qualified Marijuana Doctor has entered your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, you will be able to apply for your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.

For Online Applications:

Once you submit your application, a button will appear that reads: "Click Here to Pay Online." Click that button to access the Bill2Pay system to supply your payment information. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted. A $2.75 convenience fee applies to each online payment. If your payment is declined, a $15 service fee will be charged to your account.

For Paper Applications:

Include a $75.00 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health with your application. Please remember to include on it your Patient ID Number and DOB. Cash is not accepted.

For instructions on how to fill out an MMUR ID application click here.

Can you buy edibles with a medical marijuana card?

Qualified patients with an active physician certification, including edibles as an approved route of administration, may purchase medical cannabis edibles from medical marijuana treatment centers (dispensaries) in Florida.

Will my medical marijuana information show up on a background check?

In any medical practice, the record of your evaluation is protected & private under federal laws through the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). Further, by law, doctor-patient confidentiality prohibits the police, DMV, & employers from accessing your medical records without your written permission or consent.

How do I renew my medical marijuana use registry identification card?

To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card, patients & caregivers must annually submit a renewal application. Renewal applications are available beginning 45 days prior to the expiration date of the card. The expiration date of the identification card is printed on the front of the card. The renewal application can be completed at Detailed step-by-step instruction for renewal can be found here.

What are the restrictions on smokable medical cannabis in Florida?
  • Medical marijuana in a form for smoking must remain in its original plain, white packaging
  • Medical marijuana may not be smoked in public or an indoor workplace
  • A private party may restrict or limit smoking or vaping medical marijuana on his or her private property
  • Patients under the age of 18 may not obtain a certification for marijuana for medical use by smoking unless the patient is diagnosed with a terminal condition & a second physician, who is a board-certified pediatrician, agrees with the determination
How can I get an order for medical marijuana in smokable form?

Patients must first be treated by our qualified physicians & be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition. Our qualified physicians must determine that smoking is an appropriate route of administration for medical marijuana & have the patient sign an updated consent form before placing an order for medical marijuana in a form for smoking for the patient in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Once the qualified patient receives their certification for smoking, they may then purchase medical marijuana in a form for smoking from a licensed medical marijuana treatment center, using their valid Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.

What should I expect the first time I consume medical marijuana edibles?

Unlike smoking or vaping marijuana, the effects of edibles can take longer to set in. Edibles take longer to digest, which results in them taking longer to produce an effect. The effects of edibles may not emerge for up to 3 hours after ingestion. Do not consume more to feel the effects faster.

Do Florida seasonal residents qualify for medical marijuana?

The term “seasonal resident” refers to any person who temporarily resides in this state Florida for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in Florida, returns to the state or jurisdiction of their residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.

Seasonal residents can qualify for medical marijuana in Florida. If you do not possess a valid Florida ID, you must submit a copy of two of the following documents: a lease, mortgage, or deed; recent mail from a financial institution; or a recent utility bill/work order.


What is a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card?

Qualified patients & caregivers are required to have a Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID card to purchase & be in possession of medical marijuana in Florida. Once you are certified by one of our physicians, you can apply for a Florida medical marijuana ID card that will allow you to fill your physician’s order at any medical cannabis dispensary within Florida. Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Cards cost $75 (paid directly to the state) & are valid for one year.


What is the Medical Marijuana Use Registry?

All orders for medical marijuana are recorded & dispensed via the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Patients & caregivers may access the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to submit a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card application, check the status of their application & review orders & dispensations. The Medical Marijuana Use Registry is accessible online, with real time information to ordering physicians, law enforcement, & medical marijuana treatment center staff. To learn more visit

What is a Medical Marijuana certification/recommendation?

A medical cannabis recommendation is a document that states a specific person has a qualifying medical condition in which a doctor recommends they procure medicine for treatment purposes. Some states ask the patient to register with the state first, then go to the dispensary for their medicine.

After the physician completes an evaluation for the Medical Marijuana Certification, then orders which contain the routes (such as inhalation, oral, topical etc.) and recommended amounts of medical marijuana that the patient can receive from a dispensary are entered into the system. One certification can be given up to a Florida state maximum of 210 days with a renewal period every 70 days during this time.

How often do I have to come back to see the doctor?

Physician certification is valid for up to 210 days (7 months). The state of Florida requires medical marijuana patients to be re-evaluated every 7 months by their doctor to meet & discuss their treatment plan to continue partaking in the medical marijuana program to purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries. Marijuana Doctor renewal appointments for existing medical marijuana patients costs $169. To book your renewal appointment call (844) 442-0362 or schedule online.

How long does the appointment take & when will I receive my Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card?

Your appointment will take about 30-60 minutes. Once you submit the state application, it will take roughly 10-14 business days for the state to process & approve your application. When you are approved, you will receive an email from the state notifying that you are approved. This email will also act as your temporary card. Your physical card will come in the mail in about 2-3 weeks after you recieve the approval & temporary card in the email.

How much does it cost for a Marijuana Doctor visit?

First time patient certifications are $199 & will be valid for up to 210 days (7 months). Our service fee is all inclusive except for the $75 medical marijuana use registry identification card fee paid directly to the state of Florida.

Renewals will be $169. We also offer a membership plan at a fixed rate of $29 per month with a one time $50 activation fee. You can leave the membership program at anytime and pay in full, or switch from paying in full to the membership at your appointments at any time. The membership program is beneficial to those on a fixed income.

Dispensary employees qualify for a $100 flat fee for renewal appointments. You will need to bring your industry ID, or some other form of proof verifying your employment.

Our service is risk-free with a money back guarantee. If you do not qualify for medical marijuana, you don't pay.

If you refer friends or family members who become patients within the seven month period, you will receive $20 credit on your renewal appointment for each referral. If you bring in four referrals, your re-evaluation will be free of charge.

Will my insurance cover any medical marijuana related treatments or medication expenses?

Unfortunately, medical insurance in the state of Florida does not cover any kind of medical marijuana treatments as of right now, but we do offer a payment plan to assist our patients with the consultation fees. 

Our membership plan includes a medical marijuana evaluation by a state-certified physician, a physical exam, all follow-ups & ordering for the next 7 months plus special promotions & coupons to events & retail items. You get access to VIP patient educators with seamless automated payments. Priced at $29.00 per month + a one time $50 activation fee.

How can I get my order placed?

If you have any questions about orders/recommendations from your doctor, send us an email at: and we will happily assist you.

If you need a refill, please, email us at 2 weeks before your initial order expires, and we will assist you in a timely manner.

When sending in the request, please provide your first name, date of birth, patient number, and any details regarding your question.

Does Marijuana Doctor sell any medical cannabis products?

No, Marijuana Doctor is a medical office specialized in medical marijuana evaluations. We register patients with the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry within the Department of Health, so that patients may obtain their medical marijuana card in Florida. Although we do offer a selection of CBD products within our Marijuana Doctor clinics also available online at

Does my condition qualify for medical cannabis in Florida?

Qualifying conditions include (but are not limited to): 

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class or comparable to those listed above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition & persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

If you have seen a physician in the past for your condition, it can help (but is not required) to have your medical records for the doctor’s approval. Schedule a consultation with Marijuana Doctor now to see if you qualify for medical marijuana by calling (844) 442-0362.

How can I get access to medical marijuana in Florida?

Step One: The first step is to make an appointment to be evaluated by one of our physicians online or by calling (844) 442-0362. Marijuana Doctor consultations are risk-free: if you don’t qualify, you don’t pay.

Step Two: Our qualified physicians then will diagnose the patient if they have a qualifying medical condition. If the patient is younger than 18 or terminal, a second physician must concur & this determination must be reflected in the patient’s medical records.

Step Three: Our physicians will enter the patient's information & order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. If the patient has a caregiver, they must also be added in the registry.

Step Four: The patient (& their caregiver if applicable) must then apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card. Once a patient has been diagnosed by a qualified physician & entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, they can immediately begin the identification card application process. Complete the process online for the fastest service. Patients receive an email from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) once their email address is added to the registry by their qualified physician, which directs them to the application. Once an application is approved, patients instantly receive an approval email which can be used to fill an order at an approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) while the physical card is printed & mailed. To learn more about this process go to

Once approved by the state, the patient may fill the physician’s order at any approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (dispensary) or order via delivery. Qualified patients must be a permanent or seasonal Florida resident, be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, & obtain a medical marijuana use registry identification card.


Take the Next Steps With Marijuana Doctor

Our patient educators are ready to take your call or message today! Call us at (844) 442-0362 or reach out through our online form or chat to schedule a consultation as soon as possible. If you believe that medical marijuana may be the alternative treatment you have been looking for, we are here to answer any and all questions and start the intake process.

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