With the summer quickly coming to an end, now is the time to make plans for your last trip of the summer. For people with chronic health conditions, enjoying summer vacation often isn’t as simple as packing a bag and hitting the road. It’s important to make sure you have access to enough medication for the duration of your trip as well as any necessary equipment or emergency materials.
If you use medicinal marijuana for a chronic illness, traveling for the summer can be even more difficult. Because medical marijuana is not legal in all 50 states, attempting to travel outside of your state with cannabis via plane, train, or other form of public transit is not advised. Be sure to check your destination’s marijuana laws while planning your trip!
If you are travelling to a state that has legalized medical marijuana, you may be able to use your state-issued medical marijuana card for temporary access to medical cannabis products. If travelling to Florida is in your future, here’s what you need to know.
Can I use My Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Card in Florida?
Some states which have legalized medical marijuana use establish agreements which allow for the use of medical marijuana cards between states. These reciprocity agreements help to boost economic growth for both states.
Currently, Florida does not allow out-of-state medical marijuana cards for purchase of cannabis products. However, some states will allow use of Florida issued medical marijuana cards for transactions in dispensaries. Acceptance is up to the discretion of each dispensary, but you should still make sure to do your research.
Can I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Miami for My Trip?
Only Florida residents are able to get a medical marijuana card in Miami. Qualifying applicants:
-Are at least 18 years of age, or
-If a minor, be diagnosed with a terminal illness and have the written consent of a parent or guardian
-Be a Florida resident
-Be diagnosed with a qualifying health condition which is not effectively treated with other medications
While most people visiting Florida for a short vacation may not qualify for a medical marijuana card in Miami, if you are considering making the sunshine state your new home, you may qualify to transfer your medical marijuana benefits.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Miami
If you qualify for a medical marijuana card under Florida guidelines, getting your card through MMJ Care MD is quick and easy! Our team of medical marijuana doctors in Miami can help to verify your qualification and walk you through the process of getting your medical marijuana card. Here are the next steps you need to take.
Gather your medical records: qualifying for a medical marijuana card in Miami requires evidence of an official diagnosis for a qualifying health condition. Your medical records can be used to help provide this information.
Consult a certified medical marijuana doctor: verifying your diagnosis and medical need is the next step in getting qualified. MMJ Care MD doctors are licensed and experienced physicians who can conduct the necessary examinations. Compassionate and knowledgeable, our doctors can also help expedite the application process.
Register: people who use medical marijuana in Miami are required to register with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry in Florida. As with all other medical records, your registration is protected under HIPAA laws.
Contact MMJ Care MD today for more information about how we can help you get the relief you need.