As a lively beach city on Florida’s southwest coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Cape Coral has proven itself to be a great place to both raise a family or retire. With endless waterfront activities, peaceful nature preserves, attractions like the Sun Splash Waterpark, and golf and tennis courts, it’s no wonder why more and more people are beginning to call Cape Coral home.
Recently, Florida passed Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. New residents and Florida natives alike may have questions about how medical marijuana can find its place in the beachy town of Cape Coral – but don’t worry: CannaMD has the answers!
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Cape Coral?
In 2016, 71% of Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which legalized medical marijuana across the state, joining dozens of other states and Washington D.C. Now Florida residents can use medical cannabis for a variety of debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.
Medical marijuana has continued to gain support since 2016 and dispensaries continue to pop up across the state, increasing availability for this useful treatment. Since legalization, over 190,000 Florida residents have registered in the state’s medical marijuana database!
Cape Coral Cannabis Delivery
As more and more Florida residents obtain medical marijuana cards from board-certified physicians, many cardholders have turned to marijuana delivery services. With dispensaries largely focused in metropolitan areas, these delivery services make access for patients in need possible.
Stephen Hunt, a Cape Coral resident suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), receives vaporized medical marijuana pens. Hunt stated that he tried prescription drugs to try to quell his anxiety and depression, and when that failed, he turned to medical marijuana. Because Cape Coral does not yet have a dispensary of its own, patients like Hunt rely on delivery services to receive their prescribed medical marijuana.
Companies that utilize the delivery process aim to be inconspicuous and safe by driving unmarked company cars, having drivers go through required background checks, limiting their uniform to small logos of their respective company, placing security cameras in the vehicles and keeping the product in locked containers.
Patient privacy is of the utmost importance, and measures like these help ensure that patients get the care they need without compromising confidentiality.
Cape Coral Medical Marijuana Doctors
Eligible patients must obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from a licensed Florida physician to begin treatment. If you are located in the Cape Coral area, our qualified physicians at CannaMD would like to provide you with compassionate and knowledgeable care!
Our Cape Coral office is located at:
1222 SE 47th St, Suite C2
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in Cape Coral
Cape Coral’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Liberty Health Sciences, will be opening soon on SE 47th Terrace. (The dispensary must undergo inspection by the Florida Department of Health before it can open its doors.) Until this medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) opens, there are plenty of dispensaries in the surrounding southwest Florida area.
Medical marijuana is also available for delivery from most of the cannabis brands in Florida.
Note: A marijuana recommendation from a Florida-licensed physician is good for 210 days (medical cannabis generally comes in three 70-day prescriptions).
Some of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers in the Cape Coral area include:
5045 Fruitville Road, Suite 119, Sarasota, FL 34232
4480 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
7050 Sumter Crossing Drive, North Port, FL 34287
14906 Tamiami Trail, Unit A2, North Port, FL 34287
13971 N Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33903
935 N Beneva Road #707-711, Sarasota, 34232
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS
The Medical Use of Marijuana Act, also known as Senate Bill 8A, quickly followed the passage of Amendment 2. This bill further defined how medical marijuana could be used throughout the state, as well as the conditions that could qualify a patient for treatment.
These conditions include:
In addition to the conditions above, Florida medical marijuana doctors may also recommend medical marijuana for the treatment of other “diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class.” This can include conditions such as chronic nonmalignant pain, terminal conditions, and anxiety.
For a full list of conditions that may qualify for medical marijuana treatment, please refer to: Qualifying Conditions.