Can I Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida?

Can I Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida?

You may be wondering, can I qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida? Under current Florida Law, Medical Marijuana (MM) users must have a qualifying condition. But, that doesn’t mean that if your condition isn’t on the list you don’t qualify.
 

Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida

The State of Florida has a list of qualifying conditions:

· Cancer
 
· Epilepsy
 
· HIV
 
· AIDS
 
· PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)
 
· ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
 
· Crohn’s Disease
 
· MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
 
· Conditions comparable to those listed above
 
· Chronic pain due to any of the above conditions
 
· Any terminal condition diagnosed by a doctor other that the Medical Marijuana doctor
 

I Don’t See My Condition Listed

 
Just because you do not see your condition on the list doesn’t mean you do not qualify. There are too many conditions for the State of Florida to list. It is up to the recommending physician to determine if you qualify. If you have a condition that the MM doctor can liken to one of those on the list, you can qualify for MM.
 
Examples:
 
Let’s say you have been diagnosed with Essential Tremor. Essential Tremor causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking. It is a nervous system disorder. The qualifying physician may liken it to Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is also a nervous system disorder that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking.
 
Maybe you have extreme anxiety that affects your life. It may cause problems with your quality of life. A qualifying physician may liken your anxiety to the anxiety of PTSD.
 
Fibromyalgia patients often seek medical marijuana. A qualifying physician may liken the severe pain to the pain that MS patients experience. Because the doctor has liken it to a qualified condition, they can recommend MM.
 

How Will I Know?

 Make an appointment
You may qualify for Medical Marijuana in Florida. Unless you have one of the conditions listed by the state, you will not know until you visit a MM doctor. Call a state qualified physician for an appointment. During your exam, the doctor will review your history and your medical records. They will conduct an examination to make the determination. If the doctor cannot recommend you medical marijuana, they may refund your money. Click here for tips on choosing a MM doctor.
Have you received a MM recommendation with a condition other than those on the list? We want to hear from you, so comment below.
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