Post by David 2014 update on May 28, 2014 16:19:34 GMT -8
Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Florida
Currently, the state of Florida is still in the process of pending a legislative vote on the issue of medical marijuana. The state of Florida has outlined several key factors for the medical marijuana program that would take place within the state, but has not yet been officially enacted.
On February 27th of 2013, Democratic Senator Jeff Clemens filed an act that was relating to the use of medical cannabis as authorized by a licensed medical practitioner. The state would be responsible for authorizing a qualifying patient to possess and administer medical cannabis and the authorization of a patient's caregiver to possess and administer medical marijuana to a qualifying patient. As outline through Senator Clemens' bill, the maximum amount of cannabis that a qualifying patients' caregiver may possess at a given time is four ounces of dry medical cannabis. Patient caregivers would also be permitted eight mature marijuana plants or eight immature marijuana plants.
It should be duly noted that this measure was referred to the Health Policy committee, Judiciary committee and the Criminal Justice and Appropriations committee, but was effectively killed on March 5th, 2013 in the Health Policy committee.
How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida
Patients looking to qualify for medical marijuana in Florida must be a resident of the state with proof of a valid Florida identification card as proof of residency.
Patients must be able to obtain a copy of their medical records, indicating they are diagnosed with a qualifying condition that has been outlined by the state of Florida. Learn how to request your medical records.
Patients must obtain a form of written documentation from a medical practitioner who is licensed in the state of Florida, solidifying that that patients are qualified and will find relief from cannabis. Be sure to bring your medical records with you to your appointment.
You must apply for and receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Florida.
FLORIDA QUALIFYING MARIJUANA PATIENT CONDITIONS
The patient must have a seriously debilitating condition, which shall be specified in the patient's health care record and can be easily reviewed by a cannabis-recommending physician.
The patient is under a licensed medical practitioner's care for the previously determined serious condition; and in the practitioner's professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of cannabis for the serious condition.