CONDITIONS THAT COULD QUALIFY
Although the following conditions are not written into Florida’s Amendment 2, the initiative indicates that other diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class may be eligible for a medical marijuana certification.
- Chronic Pain (any kind)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Essential Tremor (Kinetic)
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lyme Disease
- Meniere’s Disease
- Migraine Headaches
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
- Radiation Therapy Side Effects
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Severe Nausea
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
- And Many Other Conditions
QUALIFYING HEALTH CONDITIONS
Patients may receive medical marijuana treatment for a variety of health issues, including chronic nonmalignant pain, terminal conditions, and the following diagnoses:
How it Works
On June 16, 2014, Florida became the 22nd state to legalize access to medical marijuana when Governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures, or muscle spasms could use low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis products prescribed by a licensed doctor. Doctors and patients had to register on the Compassionate Use Registry, an online database maintained by the Florida Department of Health. The governor also signed Senate Bill 1700, to protect the privacy of doctors prescribing low-THC marijuana and their patients.
The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 was placed on the ballot in November, 2014, but failed to win the required 60% majority of votes. The publicity surrounding this defeat helped to change the public attitude towards medical marijuana.
In March, 2016, State Bill 307 expanded access to full-strength medical marijuana to terminally ill patients who were determined by two doctors to have less than a year to live.
In November of 2016, 71% of Florida voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2.
A special legislative session in June, 2017, passed Senate Bill 8A (SB 8A), the Medical Use of Marijuana Act to implement rules for making medical marijuana available to Floridians. The Florida Department of Health established the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to implement these rules, and changed the name of the Compassionate Use Registry to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Please click on the following links below to learn more about the Florida Amendment 2 initiative and related references.
MEET OUR DOCTORS
MMJ Health is proud to feature an experienced network of state-licensed, board certified physicians. All MMJ Health doctors are qualified to recommend medical marijuana treatment to patients in need.
To learn more about our medical marijuana doctors, please visit: Meet Our Doctors.
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