Patient Referral Program: Educational Resources & More

Refer a Friend
Updated on December 9, 2021

CannaMD patients can now earn up to $75 in appointment savings per year by referring new patients. And the best part? Whoever you refer receives a $15 discount as well!

Read on for program details and helpful tools to share with friends!

How the referral program works

CannaMD patients are eligible to save up to $75 a year on physician appointments by referring new patients. Each referred patient (who completes a CannaMD appointment) counts as a $15 credit.

Note: Patients may only use $75 in earned credits a year.

The referred patient also receives $15 off their first appointment. After completing this appointment, the new patient becomes eligible to begin referring patients and earning credits towards their next appointment.

To participate, please remind all referred patients to mention your first and last name when booking.

For additional questions, please call: 1 (855) 420-9170.

How to talk to friends and family about medical cannabis

Medical cannabis can be controversial. There’s still a lot of stigma (that the medical community is fighting hard to break down!). That’s why we’ve organized a number of resources to help facilitate productive conversations. While we’ve linked a variety of tools below, it’s important to keep the following points in mind:

Expect questions: Unfortunately, stereotypes are a part of life. There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding marijuana, and your friends and family may have questions that originate from inaccurate news stories, TV shows, or ad campaigns. Stay patient and open-minded!

Don’t be defensive: Remember, your goal is to help – so the last thing you want to do is be combative! Try to appreciate where the other person is coming from and remain calm.

Stick to the facts: Give you friends and family members access to research-based materials and then let them make the decision for themselves. Too much pressure is never a good thing!

Explaining how medical marijuana helps different conditions

CannaMD is committed to fostering evidence-based discussion of medical cannabis research. That’s why we’ve organized helpful resources for each qualifying condition.

For an overview of scientific research, see: Medical Marijuana Research Studies.

For more detailed summaries, please visit each qualifying condition’s page:

Note: Additional links to condition-specific blog posts and scientific studies are available at the bottom of each condition page.

Explaining medical marijuana laws

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
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

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 (diagnosed by a physician other than the physician issuing certification) and chronic nonmalignant pain (defined as pain caused by a qualifying medical condition that persists beyond the usual course of that condition).

For a full list of medical conditions that may qualify, please see: CannaMD Qualifying Conditions.

In accordance with state law, all CannaMD doctors hold an active, unrestricted license as either an allopathic physician or osteopathic physician and are in compliance with all state-mandated education requirements. At this time, educational requirements include completing an annual course and exam administered by either the Florida Medical Association or Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

To learn more about CannaMD‘s team of qualified physicians, please see: Meet Our Doctors.

Also in line with Senate Bill 8A, CannaMD physicians are not employed by, and do not have any direct or indirect economic interest in, any medical marijuana treatment centers or marijuana testing laboratories.

Explaining who qualifies

According to Florida Senate Bill 8A, a qualified patient means:

A resident of this state [Florida] who has been added to the medical marijuana use registry by a qualified physician to receive marijuana or a marijuana delivery device for a medical use and who has a qualified patient identification card.

However, Bill 8A expressly states that individuals who meet the definition of seasonal residents may qualify, as well:

[T]he term “seasonal resident” means any person who temporarily resides in this state [Florida] for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, 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.

For more on seasonal residents, see: Florida Snowbirds Can Use Medical Marijuana.

For questions on whether or not a certain medical condition qualifies for treatment, please see: CannaMD Qualifying Conditions.

Explaining how to get started

Interested patients can call 1 (855) 420-9170 to speak with a CannaMD patient liaison and learn whether or not they qualify for FREE.

Prospective patients may also fill out a brief online application (in which case, a CannaMD patient liaison will reach out to them directly).

CannaMD‘s new patient application is available on our Get Started page.

Don’t forget to tell whoever you refer to mention your full name when they call!

Free e-book

We know there’s a lot of information to share  – that’s why we’ve written a FREE e-book that covers everything new patients need to know:

CannaMD: Medical Marijuana Basics

Download your free copy today and share with your friends and family!

In addition to explaining how medical marijuana works, this free resource also outlines the entire physician process (from making your first appointment to finding the closest dispensary!).

Still have questions?

We’re here to help! Just give us a call at 1 (855) 420-9170. We’re honored to be part of your journey to health and wellness and look forward to bringing medical cannabis care to as many Florida patients as possible.

Thank you for helping spread the word!

Author Bio

Jessica Walters

Jessica Walters

Jessica Walters serves as CannaMD's Chief Medical Researcher. Prior to her time at CannaMD, Jessica attended Harvard where she focused on neuropsychology. Her personal research interests include psychosocial interventions for obesity, depression, and generalized anxiety disorders.
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