The “Waterfront Wonderland” of Cape Coral has vacationers and retirees flocking all year round. With so much to do in this bustling coastal city, it’s easy to see why so many are drawn in!
With medical marijuana’s recent legalization in Florida, many are wondering what it takes to get approved for a medical marijuana card in Cape Coral. If you’re curious whether you may qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Cape Coral, CannaMD has you covered.
We’re going to go over what steps you need to take to get a medical marijuana card in Florida, and will be sure to send you in the right direction as far as where to go to buy medical marijuana in Cape Coral!
Getting Approved for Medical Marijuana in Cape Coral
Cape Coral wasn’t the first city in Florida to open up to the benefits of medical marijuana, but has since become one of the most frequent issuers of medical marijuana authorizations in the state. In April of 2018, Cape Coral officials voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.
While medical marijuana is frequently recommended in Cape Coral, the steps to getting approved for a medical marijuana card in Cape Coral are the same as anywhere else in Florida:
STEP 1: Make an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor. CannaMD has an office conveniently located on SE 47th Street. Our physicians are trained to answer any questions you may have about the approval process, benefits of medical marijuana treatment, and any other general questions you have pertaining to your condition.
CannaMD’s Cape Coral office can be found at:
1222 SE 47th St, Suite C2
Cape Coral, FL 33904
STEP 2: Show up to your appointment at CannaMD. During your appointment, one of CannaMD’s state-licensed, board-certified medical marijuana doctors will assess your symptoms and determine your eligibility for a medical marijuana recommendation. They will help guide you through the approval process in order to make sure the process goes smoothly.
STEP 3: Your medical marijuana doctor will forward their recommendation on to the Florida Department of Health. Shortly afterwards, you will be emailed instructions and login credentials for the Florida Department of Health’s Patient Portal.
STEP 4: Log into the Patient Portal and complete the Registry Identification Card application and pay the state-mandated $75 fee.
STEP 5: In 7 to 21 business days, you should receive a temporary medical marijuana card, which you can print out immediately and use to purchase medical marijuana that same day!
Marijuana Eligibility Rules in Cape Coral
The medical marijuana approval process in Cape Coral is really pretty straight forward. To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Cape Coral, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be diagnosed by a certified medical marijuana doctor with a qualifying condition, and
- Be a permanent or temporary resident of Florida.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA?
Senate Bill 8A lists the following as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Florida:
Even if you don’t suffer from any of the above, you may still qualify for medical marijuana in Cape Coral! Senate Bill 8A also states that conditions of the same “like, kind, or class” (such as anxiety, depression, or even migraines) may qualify for medical marijuana treatment. Furthermore, if you or a loved one suffers from a terminal condition, or chronic nonmalignant pain, medical marijuana treatment is still on the table.
For a complete breakdown of qualifying conditions, see CannaMD’s Qualifying Conditions Resource Page.
How Do I Prove Florida Residency?
On the day of your appointment at CannaMD, make sure you bring a photo ID. If you don’t spend all year in Florida, but still hope you to qualify for medical marijuana in Cape Coral, you may be in luck. If you meet the following criteria, you may still apply:
- Live in Florida for at least 31 consecutive days each calendar year
- Maintain temporary residence
- Be in Florida at least once a year
- Be a registered US voter
Still wondering if you meet Florida’s definition of a seasonal or temporary resident? Check out CannaMD’s article: Florida Snowbirds Can Use Medical Marijuana.
Where Can I Buy Medical Marijuana in Cape Coral?
While you can’t currently purchase legal cannabis products in Cape Coral, that is soon about to change. Following state inspection, Liberty Health Sciences will be opening Cape Coral’s first medical marijuana dispensary, right down the street from CannaMD’s Cape Coral office!
Until Liberty Health Sciences opens their doors, there are plenty of other options in the greater Cape Coral area for you to purchase medical marijuana:
5045 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
4480 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
7050 Sumter Crossing Drive
North Port, FL 34287
14906 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
13971 N Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33903
935 N Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
Check out CannaMD’s Dispensaries Page for even more options!
Make Your Appointment Today!
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