Steps To Treatment and Your Florida Medicinal Marijuana Card
1. PATIENTS MUST FIRST BE DIAGNOSED WITH A QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITION TO GET A FLORIDA MEDICINAL MARIJUANA CARD.
Qualifying conditions include:
- 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
2. PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS WILL THEN BE ENTERED INTO THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE REGISTRY BY THEIR QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN.
Once you have been entered into the Registry, your physician will provide you with your Patient ID Number. You will need this to apply for your required Registry Identification Card. Remember to provide your physician with your email address to receive important updates!
3. PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS WILL THEN APPLY FOR THEIR REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD
Patients and Caregivers may complete an electronic or paper identification application. For step-by-step instructions and other resources, please visit the OMMU Registry Identification Cards page at www.floridahealth.gov/ommu.
The Registry is connected to the Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s State ID system. If there is a match to the information supplied by your Physician, your State ID or Driver’s License photo is automatically added to your Application.
Payments and paper ID Card Applications should be mailed to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
4. FILL YOUR ORDER AT ONE OF THE LICENSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER
Once your Identification Card application has been approved, you will then be able to contact one of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers and fill the order. Patients and caregivers may only fill orders for medical marijuana with one of the state’s approved medical marijuana treatment centers. Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers. If you do not have a medical marijuana treatment center in your city, you can still fill your order by contacting a medical marijuana treatment center and arranging for a delivery. For contact information of the currently licensed medical marijuana treatment centers, please visit our Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers page at www.floridahealth.gov/ommu.
APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMELINE
The current processing time for complete applications is five (5) business days from the date in which payment successfully processes and posts to the Registry. Online payments take five (5) business days to process. If any part of an application is rejected for missing or invalid documentation, the processing time will be delayed.
If you have questions or need assistance, please call: (800) 808-9580
Information from the OMMU. www.floridahealth.gov/ommu