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Medical Marijuana Qualified Ordering Physician

In the State of Florida, it is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

A Qualified Patient Must:

  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a qualified physician
  • Obtain a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card
  • Be a permanent or seasonal Florida resident
  • Be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry

Patients who are diagnosed with a qualifying condition may be eligible for low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana treatment.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those 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 and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

How It Works

Click through the steps below to learn more about the process.

  • Step 1

    Physician Diagnosis

    A physician diagnoses a patient with a qualifying condition for low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana. If the patient is younger than 18 or terminal, a second physician must concur and this determination must be reflected in the patient’s medical records.

  • Step 2

    Informed Consent

    The physician obtains voluntary, written, informed consent from the patient.

  • Step 3

    Registry Order

    The physician enters the order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.

  • Step 4

    Apply for ID Card

    The patient must apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification card.

  • Step 5

    Fill Order

    The patient may fill the order at any approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.

For more information on Medical Marijuana Use in Florida, please visit: The Florida Department of Health
Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU)


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