Whether you’re searching for the best West Palm Beach medical marijuana doctors or just curious about its benefits, there are a few things you should know. For one, getting prescribed medical marijuana in Florida takes more than a phone call. Even though Amendment 2 passed, approving the compassionate use of cannabis for medical use, there are still steps every qualifying patient needs to take.
To begin with, no resident can legally qualify for a cannabis referral without seeing a doctor. This means if you come across an online or local advertising marketing a call-in service, it isn’t legit. In other words, it’s a scam. The unfortunate reality is there has been a steep increase in people getting taken advantage of and lied to for financial gain.
So, let’s cover the basics. What conditions qualify for getting prescribed medical marijuana? How do you go about getting a legal MMJ medical ID card in Florida? Let’s take a look.
Medical Conditions That Qualify Patients for Medical Marijuana
Though the list of qualifying conditions is still being added to, there are a number of afflictions, diseases, symptoms, and conditions known to be helped by cannabis use. The Florida Department of Health Lists them as such:
Cancer – Epilepsy – Glaucoma – HIV/AIDS – Crohn’s Disease – Parkinson’s Disease – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those previously listed.
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.
Getting a Prescription for Medical Marijuana
Here is how it works, as defined by the Florida Department of Health:
A physician diagnoses a patient with a qualifying condition for low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana.
The physician obtains voluntary, written, informed consent from the patient.
The physician enters the order into a Medical Marijuana use Registry.
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.
To make an appointment with our experienced team of West Palm Beach medical marijuana doctors, call 561-227-9163 or contact Woodstock Medicinal Doctors of Florida if you have any other questions.
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