Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

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Before purchasing cannabis from a medical marijuana treatment center, Florida patients must first qualify for a medical marijuana certification; CannaMD provides qualified patients with the state-required recommendation to complete this process.

How do I qualify for medical marijuana?

Medical cannabis became legal in Florida in 2016, with the passing of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2. Rules for use and administration were outlined several months later by Senate Bill 8A.

According to Florida state law, patients suffering from the following conditions may qualify for medical marijuana treatment: ALS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Senate Bill 8A also allows for treatment of other “diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class” (such as anxiety, depression, and migraines), as well as terminal conditions and chronic nonmalignant pain.

THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Florida residents and seasonal (“snowbird”) residents may be eligible. Senate Bill 8A defines the term “seasonal resident” as any person who temporarily resides in Florida for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in Florida, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.

Once eligibility is confirmed by a CannaMD physician, patients may apply for a medical marijuana card from the Florida Department of Health. A state-issued card is required to purchase cannabis from a medical marijuana treatment center (or dispensary).

Medical marijuana may be administered via a vaporizer or as an oil, spray, tincture, or edible food product. Smoking remains prohibited.

THERE IS NO SALES TAX ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA

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Qualifying Conditions

According to Florida's Amendment 2, the following conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment:

Medical Marijuana and ALS

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Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS

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Patient Testimonials

Dr. Schultz is amazing! His office provides a very comfortable atmosphere and they take great care of you from start to finish. The entire process was extremely simple and Dr. Schultz made sure to provides answers to all of my questions and easily understood explanations of how my treatments would be handled. He even provides his direct email so you can get answers quickly to anything that might come up.
Jesse Wasserman
Jesse Wasserman
18:32 18 Apr 18
The Dr. Singh and the staff are super friendly! Straight away when I first went there they made me feel calm and safe. They are very understanding people and they actually care about your medical issues. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone who needs a medical cannabis screening or a new medical cannabis physician. 10/10
Ludwing Chalita Villa
Ludwing Chalita Villa
15:22 21 Apr 18
The staff was very helpful and was very warm welcomed. They also answered all of my questions that was and was very informative they did not rush me at all. I am so thankful I found this place heaven sent 🙌🙌
Mergele Robbins
Mergele Robbins
00:28 24 May 18
The doctor at CannaMD listens to your health concerns. I have specific issues and trying to get off several prescriptions with bad side effects. He agreed that the combinations of prescription I am taking is dangerous. My kids begged me to research some of these treatments and how it is a healthier alternative to some of the medications I’m on. Everyone is different, but the staff at CannaMD are helping many of us with qualifying medical conditions. They care about your health and to help you find solutions that work for you! The licensing process from the State of FL is grueling and very slow. Hopefully, the voters in FL can help us deregulate the difficulty of getting this medicine for more uses like arthritis. I told my arthritis doctor I was considering using it and the entire office said it would help me. The research is proven for several Medical conditions! Thank you CannaMD for helping me stay healthier!
Andy Lentz
Andy Lentz
16:34 09 Apr 18
CannaMD was a wonderful experience to say the least! Excellent service from DR. Schultz and all advocates. They ask sincere questions and really make you feel welcome. Highly recommended!
Justin Farmer
Justin Farmer
15:38 30 May 18
Doctor Schulz saved my life. My marriage has been saved, and I engage with my family once more. I have a semblance of a quality of life. I stopped opiates, cold turkey, the day my email arrived. I cannot claim that a Doctor actually saved me...The exception being Dr. Schulz. Amanda and the rest of the staff are caring, soft spoken, and know the process like the backs of their hands. 100% recommendation. I would see no other Doctor.
Will Munshower
Will Munshower
06:35 08 Jun 18
Awesome experience with Dr. Schultz at CannaMD. I was transferring my certification from another doctor, and Dr. Schultz made the process easy. The staff was professional and had all the paperwork ready; the office was spotless, and Dr. Schultz was knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Thank you, CannaMD.
vick degiorgio
vick degiorgio
22:21 15 Jun 18
I had an excellent experience! All of the staff are very helpful. What I love specifically is Dr. Singh. I will follow her anywhere! She takes the time to listen and truly try to give her patients the right combo of Rx for their specific ailment. I don't feel shuffled through like cattle as some offices do in the name of max profit.
Ty Lamb
Ty Lamb
12:35 20 Jun 18
I was very impressed with Dr. Schultz and his staff. They were very informative and courteous. Would HIGHLY recommend this facility.
Flo Lange
Flo Lange
01:31 24 Jul 18
I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was very professionally run. I was greeted and made to feel very comfortable. I was then taken to meet Dr. Schultz, again made to feel very comfortable. He told me how this would be helpful. He took a lot of time explaining what he was recommending for me and was very good about answering all questions.
Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson
23:44 24 Jul 18
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was kinda scared going in, but that was soon put to rest. So professional, easy to talk to, and clean. The office is very well organized and clean. The front desk is very attentive and polite. I have found my new doctor. I’ll definitely be back.
Krista Farrell
Krista Farrell
15:11 07 Aug 18
Dr Schultz was great he explained everything thoroughly so that I understood it all. Plus the staff there is very informative if you've got any questions they have no problem answering them. I most definitely recommend Dr Schultz and his staff.
PJ Holley
PJ Holley
18:52 07 Aug 18
My experience was great. The doctor and staff were very nice. The doctor was also very professional and took his time and explained everything that I needed to know. I will and have recommended others.
Vicky Devane
Vicky Devane
03:04 08 Aug 18
Dr. Jason Shultz and his receptionist Amanda are a POWER HOUSE duo. Happy friendly place. Feel like you're right at home. This is nothing like any other medical building I've ever been in. That's coming from a stage 3 brain cancer patient.
Greg Listman
Greg Listman
06:29 13 Aug 18
The entire staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was nervous my first appointment but shortly after arriving at the office the nervousness had quickly passed. Great customer service. I would highly recommend DR. Shultz and the entire CannaMD family.
Dillon Varela
Dillon Varela
22:00 18 Sep 18
I was so nervous about I don’t even know. You were all so happy and helpful, making me feel calm and secure. The Trulieve young man, (so nervous I couldn’t remember names). I’m officially legal now and I am no longer afraid to live! Thank you all tremendously!
Teresa J Malone
Teresa J Malone
17:17 26 Sep 18
The staff at CannaMD were knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Schultz answered all my questions and put me at ease with his manner. I can't thank everyone at CannaMD enough for making this an informative and comfortable visit. I look forward to a more sensible approach to treatment thru their guidance. It is about time the stigma ends.
Scott Abney
Scott Abney
22:22 27 Sep 18
Today was my first day meeting Dr. Schultz. I was very impressed with his demeanor & how much he cared about my story and my health. Great guy! I loved the entire staff at CannaMD and glad to be a patient.
Jordan S
Jordan S
23:55 03 Oct 18
I have been very happy with my experience so far at CannaMd. They have been very thorough in analyzing my MS symptoms to find the treatment that best works for me. Kathryn Bartzokis has been super helpful setting up my appointments and helping me understand the process. She is the best and super knowledgeable!
Lorin B
Lorin B
23:59 09 Oct 18
I don't know why I was so nervous and put this off as long as I did. Everyone made me feel comfortable and I absolutely LOVE Dr. Shwartz. He took the time to explain and really put me at ease. ++++
Noelle Mineo
Noelle Mineo
20:00 18 Oct 18
My experience was perfect. Very professional and friendly staff helps you through the whole process! Sonia was such awesome help!!!Dr. Schultz was very understanding and it lifted an extremely heavy weight of burden knowing he could sympathize with the situation I've been forced to deal with for years. I'm so grateful for the chance to start healing.
Amy Miller
Amy Miller
22:28 20 Oct 18
The service was beyond my expectation. They made the process go very smoothly. I will definitely refer them to anyone!
Nick Verneau
Nick Verneau
00:45 07 Nov 18
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