The Increasing Demand for Medical Marijuana in Florida
The increasing demand for medical marijuana in Florida The medical marijuana program in Florida has seen a record adoption unlike […]Read More
Medical Cannabis Cards are Now Available for Qualifying Patients. Call us to schedule a free screening.
Our medical specialists care about you & your loved one's well being. Medical Marijuana is now available to qualifying patients in a variety of forms. Our cannabis physicians and staff will guide you through the process from registration, dosage and making your first medical marijuana purchase from a treatment center near you. Florida passed Amendment 2, also known as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative on November 8, 2016 allowing patients to access this medicine legally from quality controlled sources under the supervision of a trained and certified physician. The Center for Health and Wellness currently has locations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood with plans to extend our medical marijuana doctors to more Florida cities in 2018. Find out if you qualify for medical marijuana in Florida.
After getting the medical cannabis card, you be able to purchase your medicine from a medical marijuana treatment center. To avoid police citations, including when you already have a medical marijuana card, you should only make purchases from the licensed sources. When pulled over with state-approved THC oil, you will have to show the police your card and the proof you purchased it at one of the licensed dispensaries.
In the dispensaries, Florida medical marijuana patients can get tinctures, oils and extracts. The state is working to make rules on edibles but until they are on book, you can only benefit from these three forms. The rules on bud (flowers) are also likely to change in the future. You cannot buy any smokable cannabis from a dispensary. Lastly, you have to keep in mind that no insurance will pay for your medical cannabis.
Schedule a phone call or in person appointment to check eligibility for medical cannabis recommendation.
Patients will be seen by a specialized physician who is registered with the Florida Office of Compassionate Use.
Qualifying patients will receive a letter of recommendation from a physician to obtain their ID card.
After obtaining a medical ID card, patients can obtain their medication from a local treatment center. Contact us for preferred centers.
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The Center for Health and Wellness is dedicated to providing quality cannabis centered healthcare to every patient. We believe in treating all of our patients with compassion, respect, and dignity. Our healthcare professionals always go above and beyond to cater to our patients and provide the highest level of care, every time.
Medical marijuana was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016. During this year’s special session, the Florida Legislature crafted Senate Bill 8-A, which provides a framework for patients to access medical marijuana safely. Patients and legal representative may only fill orders for medical marijuana with one of the state’s approved medical marijuana treatment centers. Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and legal representatives.
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Our goal-oriented approach helps you take advantage to the most effective treatments available, with the professional service and expertise to make sure you are living life to the fullest. If you are suffering and looking for a better, healthier solution, please contact us today!
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, MD, former US Surgeon General:
“The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS — or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day.“
You cannot get medical marijuana by simply walking into the office of the local doctor and saying that you have chronic pain. The Amendment 2 limited the use of medical marijuana to a few medical conditions, which include Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, ALS, anorexia, cancer, arthritis, glaucoma, and epilepsy, PTSD, HIV/AIDS and Multiple Sclerosis.
The law also permits use of marijuana in treatment of other debilitating conditions of same class or kind. In other words, if you are suffering from any autoimmune condition that is similar to multiple sclerosis such as lupus, a medical cannabis doctor might prescribe the drug for the condition. The qualification is meant for individuals with less common conditions and doctors can make the call on a per patient basis.