Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida and, as a result, the demand for medical marijuana is high. To meet this demand, many new dispensaries have come into the area recently. With all the added exposure, new patients are flocking to medical marijuana clinics in the area!
If you are one of these potential patients, you likely have a lot of questions. With medical marijuana only recently becoming legal in Florida, many topics are still confusing, including how one goes about getting approved for a medical marijuana card in Florida.
That’s why we’re going to cover all the basics for you! After reading through this article, you should be confident in whether you’ll get approved for medical marijuana in Jacksonville. If approved, we’ll also put you on the right path to purchasing legal cannabis products in your local area!
Medical Marijuana Businesses Are Booming in Jacksonville
To meet the demands of the large population of Jacksonville, many new dispensaries have moved into the area. One recent newcomer to the area is Trulieve, which recently opened a new store at 102 Sixth Avenue North. Legal cannabis products available for purchase at Trulieve’s new Jacksonville dispensary include flower in both its loose and pre-rolled form, cannabis vapes, topical and oral medical marijuana products, and shatter, to name a few.
Also available at the new Trulieve location are plenty of CBD products, for those looking for potential relief without the “high” associated with THC-rich cannabis. For those unable to drive to the new location, Trulieve is offering local home delivery service to patients in the Jacksonville area!
Medical Marijuana Approval Process in Jacksonville
The medical marijuana card approval process is the same in Jacksonville as it is throughout the rest of Florida. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, it can seem intimidating, but CannaMD is more than happy to help guide you through the process!
We want our patients to have access to all avenues of relief available, and will make sure you are able to navigate the medical marijuana approval process as smoothly as possible. Your first step will be to fill out a quick online form or give CannaMD a call to setup your initial appointment with one of our board-certified medical marijuana doctors.
CannaMD can be reached at (855) 420-9170.
Our Jacksonville office is conveniently located at:
4600 Touchton Rd E
Bldg 100, Suite 150
Jacksonville, FL 32246
On the day of your appointment, you will meet with a state-licensed medical marijuana physician who will assess your symptoms and determine your eligibility for medical marijuana treatment in Florida. Once you have been found eligible for medical marijuana, your doctor will send their recommendation to the Florida Department of Health.
You should receive an email shortly after your appointment with login credentials for the Florida Department of Health’s patient portal. You then just have to log in, fill out the registry identification card application, and pay the state-mandated $75 fee.
In 7 to 21 business days, you will receive another email containing your temporary medical marijuana card credentials. This information may be printed out and used right away to begin purchasing medical marijuana in any dispensary in Jacksonville, or throughout the rest of the state!
Do I Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Jacksonville?
Figuring out on your own whether you qualify for medical marijuana in Florida can seem difficult. However, it’s really not that complicated and basically boils down to meeting two criteria:
- Being diagnosed by a certified medical marijuana doctor with a qualifying condition, and
- Being a permanent or temporary resident of Florida.
What Conditions Are Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Florida?
There is a long list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Florida, some of Senate Bill 8A explicitly lists:
However, these are far from the only qualifying conditions. Other eligible conditions include:
- Any “diagnosable, debilitating condition of the same like, kind, or class” (such as anxiety, depression, and migraines)
- Terminal conditions (that have been diagnosed by a doctor other than your medical marijuana doctor)
- Chronic nonmalignant pain
For a more detailed look at qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Florida, see CannaMD’s Qualifying Conditions Resource Page.
How Do I Prove Florida Residency?
On the day of your initial appointment, be sure to bring a photo ID. If you are a seasonal or temporary Florida resident, you’ll also want to organize two of the following documents in order to prove your Florida residency:
- A deed or monthly mortgage statement
- Proof of residential address from the person with whom you’re staying and a supporting statement
- A utility hook up or work order
- A utility bill
- Mail from a financial institution
- Mail from a government agency
- Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address
If you are wondering whether or not you may be considered a temporary or seasonal resident of Florida, you must meet the following criteria:
- Live in Florida for at least 31 consecutive days each calendar year
- Maintain temporary residence in Florida
- Travel home to your permanent residency state at least once a year
- Be a registered U.S. voter or pay income tax in another state
For further details on temporary residents qualifying for medical marijuana in Florida, see: Florida Snowbirds Can Use Medical Marijuana.
Where Can I Buy Legal Cannabis Products in Jacksonville?
Jacksonville has numerous dispensaries to choose from, with more opening just in the past several months. Consider any of the below as great options to purchase your legal cannabis products:
6361 103rd St
Jacksonville, FL 32210
9901 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32257
537 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
6259 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
How to Make an Appointment
Fill out our FREE online application or give CannaMD a call today at (855) 420-9170 to make your first appointment. Getting your medical marijuana card is simple with the help of CannaMD!
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