How to Get a Florida Medical Marijuana Card

The Florida Department of Health accepts applications for medical marijuana Compassionate Use Registry Identification Cards from qualifying patients. The application may be submitted online or by mail.

Who can qualify?

To receive a Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card you must be a Florida resident and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent or guardian (with proof of residency) apply for a Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • PTSD
  • ALS
  • Terminal illness
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain that persists beyond the usual course of the condition that causes it
  • A medical condition of the same kind or class or comparable to those listed above

How much does it cost?

There is a $75 application fee

How do I apply?

To apply for a Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card follow these steps:

  1. Visit your physician have them obtain a document of voluntary, written, informed consent
  2. Your physician will enter the order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry
  3. If completing the application online, you will receive an e-mail invitation from the registry to apply. If completing a mailed application, print out and complete the necessary application documents
  4. Gather additional documents, including proof of residency, method of payment, and a recent full-face passport type photograph
  5. If the patient is a minor, gather the necessary documents for their legal representative
  6. Log in to the online application using your email address and complete your application. Otherwise, mail in your completed application with payment and additional documents to the Florida Department of Health.

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