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 condition
- Has/obtains a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.
- Be a Florida resident
Patients who are diagnosed with a qualifying condition may be eligible for low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana treatment.
- 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.
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.
The physician obtains voluntary, written, informed consent from the patient.
The physician enters the order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Apply for ID Card
The patient must apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification card.
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’s Office Of Medical Marijuana Use.