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.
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)
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.
It varies from one patient to another, please allow for 30-45 minutes for your initial appointment.
All of your medical records are 100% HIPAA compliant.
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.
Florida patients seeking medical cannabis must have one of the following listed Debilitating Medical Conditions. Doctors are also certifying patients for medical marijuana in Florida for other debilitating conditions which they believe the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
Official Debilitating Conditions List in Florida:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
- Chronic nonmalignant pain.
Additional Medical Conditions that have qualified patients in Florida:
These additional debilitating conditions have qualified patients for MMJ in Florida. These are not on the official Florida list of debilitating conditions however patients have been certified by a recommending doctor and received their Florida MedCard.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety Disorders
- Back Pain
- Bell’s Palsy
- Cachexia(Wasting Syndrome)
- Cyclical Vomiting
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Opiate Dependence
- Severe and Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Skeletal Muscular Spasticity