Florida also has a few “unique” rules and regulations that all patients should be aware of before buying, possessing, or using medical cannabis in the state. Here are some of the most common FAQ with regard to medical weed in Florida:

My Florida Medical Marijuana Card has Expired. How Do I Get a Renewal?

To maintain an active Compassionate Use Registry identification card, a patient (or their legal representative) must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date.

Once I have my Florida MMJ card, where can I buy marijuana?

Once your application is approved and you receive your legal marijuana card, you or your legal caretaker will be able to buy cannabis products from a licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTC) in the state of Florida.

Once I have my MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana?

No. Florida law only allows the licensed dispensing organizations to grow, process and dispense marijuana. The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation. It is important to remember that marijuana is illegal under federal law.

 

hat are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Patients in Florida that have been diagnosed with one of the following “debilitating medical conditions” are afforded legal protection under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (as per Amendment 2):

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    Cancer
    Crohn’s disease
    Epilepsy
    Glaucoma
    HIV / AIDS
    Seizures
    Chronic muscle spasms
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson’s disease
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Any ailment/condition “of the same severity/symptoms” (as determined by the recommending physician)

 

One of the cannabis benefits is that the usage of this plant can help auto-immune condtions in the body.Get your medical cannabis card today!
Auto-immune Conditions: Because it has anti-inflammatory powers, cannabis improves sleep and reduces the pain attached to inflammation in victims of auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The United Patients Group reports, “Cannabis increases the levels of anti-inflammatory protein interleukin-10 and decreases the levels of pro-inflammatory protein interleukin-2. Cannabis has also been shown to suppress the immune system by activating myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs may help dampen the hyperactive immune system found in lupus.” And, it reduces the nausea and cramping associated with corticosteroids and other medications prescribed for Lupus.