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How getting a medical marijuana card works for Florida residents.

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    1. Sign Up

    Get certified for medical cannabis during one of our pop-up events happening throughout the state. Existing Leafwell patients can log in to renew today. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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    2. Meet With a Doctor

    Speak with a medical marijuana doctor about your qualifying medical condition, medical history, and why medical marijuana treatment may be a good option for you.

    If approved, your provider will submit your information electronically to the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) Registry, where you can apply for your Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card

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    3. Complete Online Application

    The easiest way to apply for your Florida medical marijuana id card is online. Log on to the OMMU website to complete your application.

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    4. Get Your Medical Card

    Once you have been certified and your OMMU application has been approved, you can shop at a medical marijuana dispensary.

What are the benefits of a medical marijuana card?

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How much does the card cost?

Florida medical marijuana patients save more with Leafwell. Get your money back if not approved.

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State application fee$75-$77.75$75-$77.75
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How to qualify for a card

Adults at least 18 diagnosed with at least one qualifying medical condition may be eligible to apply for a Florida medical marijuana card.

Existing Leafwell patients can renew their medical marijuana cards online. Patients new to Leafwell must see a healthcare provider in person.  Stay tuned for upcoming events!

The following medical conditions qualify patients for medical marijuana recommendation in the state of Florida:

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You'll need to provide the following to apply for the FL medical marijuana program:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, you will receive two emails from the state. One includes your username (email), and the other includes a temporary password that expires in 24 hours. Use those credentials to log into the Florida Medical Marijuana Program website to complete your online application.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a Florida driver’s license or Florida state identification card. You may also submit an out-of-state driver’s license or state identification card with two proofs of Florida residency (if you’re a seasonal Florida resident). For minors,  a certified birth certificate or FL school registration record, AND legal guardian’s FL Driver’s License or State ID.

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    Proof of Florida Residency (Optional)

    Permanent adult Florida residents must only submit a copy of a valid Florida driver’s license or Florida state ID card.A seasonal Florida resident without a valid Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card must submit a copy of two of the following documents:

    • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or residential rental or lease agreement.
    • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian, or another person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident lives stating that the seasonal resident does live with them.
    • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days of registration in the medical use registry.
    • A utility bill up to two months old.
    • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements up to two months old.
    • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency up to two months old.
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Next steps after approval

Congratulations on getting your medical marijuana certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Florida medical cannabis card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need
    • A credit or debit card for payment
    • A valid photo ID
  • Receive Emails: Retrieve your login credentials for the Medical Marijuana Use Registry from your email. If you don’t find the emails from the OMMU in your inbox, check your spam and junk folders.
  • Complete Application: Access the “Your Card” page in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to complete your online application.
  • Pay the Fee: Supply all necessary documentation and submit your payment information for the $75 processing fee (a $2.75 convenience fee will also be added for online payments).

Receive Your Card: In 5-10 business days, you will receive email approval from the Florida state agency, including a temporary card to purchase cannabis from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary. Physical medical marijuana cards will arrive two weeks later via mail.

How to renew your card

It’s easy to renew your Florida medical marijuana card with Leafwell.

You must renew 45 days before your card expires, and Florida patients can only be seen by their previously approved provider via telemedicine.

Renewal Application Process:

  1. Sign in to your existing Leafwell account.
  2. Update your renewal registration and book an appointment.
  3. After getting approved, the provider will refill your medication order.*
  4. If your state card is due to expire, log into the Florida Medical Marijuana Program to complete the state-side renewal application.
  5. Receive email approval from the Florida state agency and legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

Legal limitations for cardholders

Navigating the legal landscape can be tricky, but we’re here to break it down for you. Here are some key points you should know if you have a medical marijuana ID card in Florida.

No Public Consumption: Patients can not consume cannabis in public places or on public transportation.

Cultivation is Off-Limits: Patients cannot cultivate cannabis plants.

Medical Marijuana Treatment Center: Licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) are vertically integrated and are the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis to qualified patients and caregivers. They are also commonly referred to as medical marijuana dispensaries or clinics.

Daily Dose Amount Limit: According to a 2022 emergency rule “a qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana or more than six 35-day supply limits of marijuana in a form for smoking.”

Recreational Use Is Prohibited: Florida Medical Marijuana Laws prohibit anyone in Florida to possess marijuana flower or low-THC cannabis unless it is sealed in a tamper-proof container sold at a medical marijuana clinic.

No Gun Permit If You Have a Medical Card: Medical marijuana use prohibits you from obtaining a weapons permit in Florida, as the federal government considers medical marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which is against federal law.

How to become a caregiver

If you’re looking to become a medical marijuana caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Florida, there are some important rules and steps to follow.

Picking Up for Patients

As a caregiver, you can pick up medicine from a medical marijuana dispensary on behalf of a patient with terminal illnesses or in hospice care.

Caregiver Limitations

If a caregiver is not a close relative of the qualified patient they are assisting, they must also pass a background screening. If the patient is a minor, having a caregiver is a must.

Application Process

When applying to become a caregiver, applicants must provide the following:

  • A completed caregiver application.
  • A copy of the caregiver’s proof of residency.
  • A $75 check or money order to cover the application fee payable to the Florida Department of Health.
    • A $2.75 convenience fee applies to online payments.
  • A 2×2-inch photograph taken within 90 days. The photo must be passport style, in color, and show the caregiver’s full face.

Note: Your Medical Marijuana Registry ID card expires after one year and must be renewed 45 days before expiration.

Eligibility Criteria

According to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, medical marijuana caregivers in Florida must:

  • Be 21 years of age.
  • Be a Florida resident.
  • Agree in writing to assist with the qualified patient’s medical use of marijuana.
  • Be registered in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry of no more than one qualified patient.
  • Complete a caregiver certification course provided by the Florida Department of Health or its designee.

If a caregiver is not a close relative of the qualified patient they are assisting, they must also pass a background screening.

Can I use my Florida medical card in other states?

Florida does not offer medical marijuana reciprocity to visitors with a medical card from other states.

That said, these states will recognize Florida medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

Minor patient information

If a qualified patient is younger than 18 years of age, only a caregiver may purchase or administer medical marijuana for the qualified patient. Patients who are minors may not purchase marijuana.

The patient’s qualified physician is the only person able to add a caregiver to a patient’s profile in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. See the Caregivers section for requirements.

Both adult and minor patients should follow the Steps to Treatment. The first step is to visit a qualified physician. However, Florida law has specific requirements for the medical use of marijuana by minors. These requirements include:

A qualified physician must determine that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for all patients.

If the patient is younger than 18 years of age, a second physician must concur with this determination and such concurrence must be documented in the patient’s medical record.

The parent or legal guardian of a qualified minor patient must provide the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) with written consent for the patient to use medical marijuana.

The patient’s qualified physician must submit the parent’s/guardian’s Consent for Minor Patient (CMP) form to the OMMU prior to the minor patient beginning an MMUR ID Card application.

Qualified patients who are under the age of 18, must designate a caregiver in the qualified patient’s application and in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Designated caregivers must also submit a completed application to the OMMU to obtain a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Caregiver identification card.

Patients under the age of 18 may not obtain a certification for marijuana for medical use by smoking unless the patient is diagnosed with a terminal condition and a second physician, who is a board-certified pediatrician, agrees with the determination.