WHAT CONDITIONS CAN QUALIFY ME FOR MEDICINAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA?
Amendment 2, which went into effect on January 3, 2017, contains the following language in terms of qualifying conditions:
“Debilitating Medical Condition” include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
The last sentence “or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient” allows for our physicians to qualify you based upon their professional discretion.
WHAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY ME?
There are two main factors that make you ineligible for Florida’s medical marijuana program:
• If you aren’t a Florida resident.
• If you have a personal history of schizophrenia or a have a direct family history of schizophrenia (mother, father, siblings)
DO I HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE TREATMENT?
Yes. According to existing regulation which may change, patients must be Florida residents (and be able to prove residency for at least 6 months) in order to be qualified for a recommendation.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL MY FIRST APPOINTMENT TAKE?
It varies from one patient to another, please allow for 30-45 minutes for your initial appointment.
ARE MY INFORMATION AND HEALTH RECORD SECURE?
All of your medical records are 100% HIPAA compliant.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Contact your physician or health care facility where you were treated and request that your records be released to you. You need to bring any pertinent medical records from your primary care physician or specialist that you see. We highly recommend you provide us with as much health information and records from the past 12 months if possible for the doctor to review.
You can bring these records with you during your initial appointment or you can have your records faxed to (772) 261-4028.