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So you’re thinking of getting your medical marijuana card? Congrats! Getting that card can be a huge help when it comes to your health. Some even say that medical marijuana has dramatically improved the quality of their life. You might be wondering, now that you have decided to proceed with your license, what kind of documentation and questions should you have at the appointment. Our experts at MMJ Care MD are ready to answer your questions. We’re so excited for you and know exactly how to help guide you through the process. When it comes to the medical marijuana card process, it’s a lot easier of a license to get than your driver’s license. Your doctor at MMJ Care MD will be doing most of the heavy lifting when it comes to evaluating you and your health needs. All you need to do is book the appointment, show up with the proper documentation, and relax. It’s as simple as that. Of course, after the original appointment, there are other steps to the process. However, we will make sure that you are educated and prepared for every other step along the way.
Step One: Booking an Appointment
The only way our doctors will know if you are eligible for the medical marijuana card is if you come in and see us. We don’t doubt your symptoms, but we do need to document them before giving you access to the Department of Health application. At this appointment, we will discuss pain and any conditions you may have that can be treated by medical marijuana. All we ask is you bring the proper documentation to your appointment; this is your driver’s license or photo I.D. and a document with your medical history. Once we have deemed that you can benefit from medical marijuana, we will then issue you a registry. number that will give you access to the online application. It is important to keep in mind that this kind of appointment and evaluation is not covered by insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.
Step Two: Online Application
Step two is your last big hurdle before you are officially licensed. This step will require you to use that registry I.D. number your MMJ Care MD doctor has given you to go online and fill out your application. At this point, your MMJ Care MD doctor will be uploading your basic information on to the Department of Health’s registry. By basic information we mean your name and your address, your medical information will be kept confidential between you and your doctor. It’s also important to keep your registry number around even after you have your medical marijuana card. This number will let law enforcement and dispensary employees know that you are eligible to carry and consume marijuana.
Step Three: Receive Your License in the Mail
This is the third and final step to your new life! At this point, you are either waiting for your medical marijuana card to come in the mail or you have received it. The Florida Department of Health is who will be issuing you your card. Any other entity that sends you a card is a scam and dispensaries will not acknowledge it. Once you have your card you are free to go shopping. New users are usually limited and are told to go slow at first by their doctor. This means that you can purchase up to a 45-day amount at once to get started. After time goes by and you experiment with how much is enough for you and your condition, your doctor will update the system.
If you think that medical marijuana could be the best treatment for you then we highly recommend coming in for an evaluation. Contrary to popular belief, the process is quick and easy. Once we have a good idea of your medical history, pain, and symptoms we can easily navigate if marijuana is the right fit for you. Don’t be in pain this 4/20, contact MMJ Care MD today. We can be reached in Palm Beach County at (561) 208-8455, Broward County at (954) 780-7165, and Miami-Dade County at (786) 899-0004. Reach out to us and find out how we can make your holiday festive!