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Florida Medical Marijuana Eligibility

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Qualifying Conditions

Eligibility

To be eligible for a medical marijuana recommendation from a medical marijuana doctor in the state of Florida, the patient must meet the following requirements:

  • Patient must be a Florida resident with a valid Florida I.D., or some other form of proof of residency (i.e. mortgage statement, tax bill, utility bill, etc.).

  • Patients under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present during consultations and doctor’s appointments.  Additionally, patients under 18 years of age must consult with two physicians, both of whom must determine that a medical marijuana recommendation is the best course of action.

  • Official medical documentation from the primary care provider stating and describing the patient’s diagnosis is required.

  • Diagnosis of a debilitating medical condition.

  • Medical marijuana patients must be registered with the Florida Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program under the Compassionate Care Database. This can be completed by one of our medical marijuana doctors.

  • Florida Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Information
    850-245-4444 www.floridahealth.gov

  • The patient must have undergone other ineffective treatments prior to receiving a medical marijuana recommendation.

Qualifying Conditions

Florida’s medical marijuana law and Amendment 2 specifically allow the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for the following diseases or conditions:

  • Cancer

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Glaucoma

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

  • Terminal Conditions

  • Chronic Nonmalignant Pain (Defined as “a pain that is caused by or that originated from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of the qualifying medical condition”)

 

Additional Unlisted Symptoms or Conditions

In addition to the conditions listed above that are specified in Amendment 2, the Florida law also allows licensed medical marijuana doctors, like Alternative Medical Care, to determine whether any additional unlisted conditions qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation. If you have any of these additional symptoms or conditions, you may still qualify:

  • ADHD

  • Anemia

  • Anxiety

  • Severe Arthritis

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Anorexia

  • Autism  (with self-injurious behavior or aggressive tendencies)

  • Arnold-Chiari malformation

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Chemotherapy Side Effects

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Chronic Pain (Any Kind)

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)

  • Degenerative Disc Disorder

  • Decompensated Cirrhosis

  • Depression

  • Dystonia

  • Diabetes

  • Electrolyte Disturbances

  • Essential Tremor (Kinetic)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Herniated Disc

  • Hypoparathyroidism

  • Hepatitis C

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Insomnia

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Liver Disease

  • Lupus

  • Lyme Disease

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Mitochondrial Disease

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Myositis

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Migraines

  • Neuropathy

  • Nausea

  • Severe Nausea

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  • Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • Psychiatric Conditions

  • Severe Psoriasis

  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Syndrome)

  • Radiation Therapy Side Effects

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Scoliosis

  • Spasticity

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Sickle Cell Disease

  • Tardive Dyskinesia

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Trauma

  • Ulcerative Colitis