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The legalization of medical marijuana use in Florida has led to more questions than answers for many residents. Though evidence supports the benefits of medicinal cannabis, social stigmas can stand in the way of patients getting the holistic treatment they need. Medical marijuana is a safe alternative to dangerous opioid medications like Fentanyl and Oxycodone.
For patients with chronic medical conditions, medical marijuana in Miami can make all the difference. If you are considering trying medical cannabis, making an informed decision about what’s best for you is important. At MMJ Care MD, we want you to be fully educated about medical marijuana in Miami. Here’s 10 of the most common Florida medical marijuana questions and their answers!
1: Does medical marijuana legalize recreational use?
No, as of July 2019, recreational marijuana use is still illegal in the state of Florida. Getting a medical marijuana card in Miami does not provide license to use cannabis as desired without legal consequence. Getting medicinal marijuana from a dispensary for the purpose of reselling or use from someone other than the card holder is fraudulent activity.
2: How much can I carry with a medical marijuana card?
In Florida, a medical marijuana card allows a cannabis doctor to prescribe up to a 70-day supply of product per client. The exact amount per client is determined by your medical marijuana doctor, but the maximum allowed amount is 4 ounces of whole flowers.
3: Can someone else pick up my prescription?
Your prescribed medical cannabis in Miami can only be picked by you or an authorized and registered caregiver. Parents or guardians may pick up medicinal CBD products prescribed to qualified minors.
4: Can I use medical marijuana wherever I want?
No, a medical marijuana card in Miami does not allow for use in public spaces or on public transit. There are some exceptions, such as if your employer designates a specific area for your treatment.
5: Does medical marijuana work for chronic pain?
Yes! Cannabidiols, the active component in medical marijuana, interact with the pain receptors in your central nervous system to help relieve your chronic pain symptoms.
6: Can I resell any of my extra supply?
No, reselling cannabis that has been prescribed to you is illegal and considered fraud.
7: Can I get a medical marijuana prescription for mental health disorders?
Yes, certain mental health disorders can benefit from medical marijuana in Miami. Cannabis can help to temper extreme mood swings, alleviate anxiety, and ease other symptoms. Consult your MMJ Care MD marijuana doctor in Miami for more information!
8: Can I travel with marijuana? What about out of state?
Travel within the state in your personal vehicle is allowed so long as the amount of marijuana on your person is within the legal limit under your marijuana card. Transporting medicinal marijuana on public transportation is not permitted. Traveling across state lines is dependent on the laws of each individual state and is not advised.
9: Can I grow medicinal marijuana myself?
Medicinal marijuana cards in Miami do not allow for growth of cannabis. All medical marijuana must be purchased from a licensed dispensary as prescribed.
10: Can my Florida medical marijuana card be used in different states?
This depends on the state. Do your research before traveling.