Frequently Asked Questions on Medical Marijuana

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Unsure whether marijuana is right for you or navigating the renewal process in Florida? Dive into our comprehensive FAQs and discover answers to your most pressing questions. From understanding its uses and effects to navigating legal aspects and renewal steps, get informed and empowered to make informed decisions about your health.

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana, also called medical cannabis, uses the cannabis plant or its extracts to treat symptoms and conditions. It contains chemicals called cannabinoids, like THC (known for its psychoactive effects) and CBD (non-psychoactive). It’s used for pain relief, nausea, muscle spasms, and other issues like Anxiety, Dementia, and more. However, recreational marijuana is still illegal under federal law in many states.

How does Medical Marijuana work?

Medical marijuana works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates functions like pain, mood, and inflammation. Chemicals in the active medical marijuana plant, like THC and CBD, mimic natural cannabinoids, potentially reducing pain, nausea, and muscle spasms. While research is still ongoing, exact mechanisms vary depending on the condition and cannabinoid used.

How to get a medical marijuana card in Florida?

In Florida, you can get a medical marijuana card by:

  1. Scheduling a consultation with a qualified doctor who verifies you have a qualifying condition.
  2. Register with the state through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and get a recommendation from your doctor to become a qualified patient.
  3. Applying and paying for your official Registry ID card. Then, visit a dispensary with a medical marijuana license to explore treatment options.

What is medical marijuana used for?

Medical marijuana helps manage symptoms, not cure illnesses. Common uses include:

  • Pain relief: For chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis or nerve damage.
  • Nausea & vomiting: Especially for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Muscle spasms: Associated with multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions.
  • Appetite stimulation: To combat weight loss in HIV/AIDS patients.

What is the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana?

While both come from the same plant, the key difference lies in purpose and legality:

  • Medical marijuana: Used to manage symptoms of specific medical conditions with a doctor’s recommendation and state-issued card.
  • Recreational marijuana: Used for enjoyment by adults of legal age in states where it’s legalized, with no medical justification required. In many states, it is still illegal under federal law.

Both may contain similar cannabinoids, but medical options sometimes prioritize higher CBD (non-psychoactive) content for specific symptom relief.

What's the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana?

Low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana aren’t necessarily distinct, but rather categories within the medical marijuana umbrella:

  • Medical marijuana: Broad term for any cannabis used for medical purposes with a doctor’s recommendation. THC content can vary depending on the condition and qualified patient needs.
  • Low-THC cannabis: A specific type of medical marijuana containing very low levels of THC (< 0.3%). This minimizes the psychoactive “high” while potentially offering therapeutic benefits, like pain relief or anxiety reduction.

So, while “low-THC cannabis” describes the THC level, “medical marijuana” refers to the broader context and legal framework for medical use.

How long does medical marijuana stay in your system?

The duration medical marijuana stays in your system depends on various factors, including frequency of use, metabolism, and individual differences. Typically, THC, the psychoactive compound, can be detectable in urine for up to 30 days, while shorter periods apply to blood, saliva, and hair tests. CBD, being non-psychoactive, has a shorter detection window.

How to renew your medical marijuana card?

For renewing your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Card, you can follow simple steps:

  1. Start 45 days before expiration: Check your card date.
  2. Go online or by mail: Visit the Medical Marijuana Use Registry ( or download forms from the site.
  3. Pay the fee: $75 for renewal.
  4. Get a doctor’s recommendation: If needed, update your doctor’s certification.
  5. Submit your application: Follow online prompts or mail completed forms.
  6. Wait 7-10 business days: Relax. Your renewed card will arrive soon!

How much will it cost?

New Patient Package: $249 includes everything you need to get qualified in one convenient visit:

  • Medical Marijuana Qualification
  • Medical Marijuana Certification
  • Patient ID number – Physical
  • Review of Medical History
  • Input into the Florida Patient Registry
  • Medical Records Requests
  • Customized Treatment Plan
  • Smokeable / Flower Certification
  • Input of Orders
  • Assistance with Forms
  • Passport Style Photo for ID Card

We are the ONLY all-inclusive medical marijuana card office in the state! No running around town to multiple doctors and stores, filling out confusing government applications, or long delays!

There is a $50 appointment deposit, which goes toward the cost of your visit. We make it easy and simple so that all you have to do when you walk out of our office is wait for your card!

Come see the MMJ HEALTH difference, always covered by our 100% money-back qualification guarantee. Take our qualification survey to find out if you qualify today!

Will I receive my recommendation on my first visit?

Yes, if you qualify, the doctor will make the recommendation at that time.

Worried that you might not qualify? Take our patient qualification survey to find out!

What records do I need?

If you do not have medical records, we can get them. We’ll take care of everything. All you need to do to start is make an appointment with a 100% money-back guarantee.

I'm worried about my privacy. Are my records and communications kept private?

YES, the information that you have provided is protected under HIPAA laws, even if it is not reimbursable by your private insurer yet. We will not and do not share any of your medical information without your permission in writing.

What is the 100% money-back guarantee?

If you do not meet the requirements for medical marijuana, and for some reason you do not qualify, we will refund 100% of your money.

At MMJ HEALTH, we strive to be as transparent as possible with our patients. Please take a moment to read our refund policy:

If you cancel WITHIN 24 hours of payment – you get a 100% refund.
If you cancel AFTER 24 hours of payment – you get a 100% refund minus a $25 fee.
There is a $50 fee for any no-show/rescheduled or Canceled appointment with less than 24-hour notice.
There are no refunds issued after you have received a recommendation from our doctors.

What does my first visit include?

The first visit includes meeting and discussing your condition with the doctor, a complete face-to-face physical examination, and a review of all the records to make the determination if you qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation.

Worried that you might not qualify? Take our qualification survey to find out if you qualify!

Do I have to be 18 to qualify?

If you are under 18 please call the office. 561-631-7994

I live out of state for a portion of the year; can I still qualify?

Yes, most people who live out of state must show a utility bill, property ownership, or some form of a lease. However, each out-of-state case varies, so we suggest speaking to one of our knowledgeable associates for more information. Contact us.

What medical conditions qualify for medical marijuana?

According to Florida’s Amendment 2, a wide range of diagnosable conditions may be eligible for a Medical Marijuana recommendation, including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s)
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (with chronic abdominal pain)
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Any Terminal Condition
  • Other Debilitating Conditions

Worried that you might not qualify? Take our qualification survey for a risk-free evaluation.

Are the doctors knowledgeable about Medical Marijuana?

Yes, all our doctors are Members of the Society of Clinicians, ASA International MMJ Research Society, and Palm Beach County Medical Society. Not only have they taken the 8-hour course as was required by the State of Florida (which we do NOT believe is sufficient training about the Endocannabinoid System, and new law says doctors are only required to take a 2-hour CME course), but our doctors have over 1200 hours dedicated to the understanding of The ECS (Endocannabinoid System).

All documentation for this continuing education is available upon request. Our doctors are caring, compassionate, and educated in the field of Medical Marijuana Medicine.

Can I get a Florida medical marijuana card as a part-time (seasonal) resident?

For part-time residents without a Florida ID, you can establish residency by submitting two documents with matching names and addresses, such as:

  • Deed, lease, or utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government mail

Florida’s medical marijuana program depends on accurate identification. By preparing complete residency documentation upfront, you can ensure timely approval and uninterrupted access to treatment. Once your part-time residency is established, you can focus on your health and let MMJ Health worry about the paperwork. Book an appointment with us today.

Am I allowed to smoke medical marijuana?

In Florida, you can smoke medical marijuana only If you have a qualifying condition and on private property. Public places, including enclosed workplaces, are off-limits. Additionally, a doctor can only prescribe a limited amount for smoking marijuana (2.5 oz every 70 days). However, if you own medical marijuana in smokable form, make sure it is not more than 4 oz. Always consult your doctor before using medical marijuana.

Can any doctor in Florida certify a patient for Medical Marijuana?

Not any doctor can certify a patient. Only qualified physicians who have completed the required training and registered with the state can certify medical marijuana patients in Florida. They must also diagnose a qualifying medical condition. MMJ Health has a wide network of qualified physicians and can connect you to a professional.

What Medical Marijuana products should I use, or what do you suggest?

The choice of medical marijuana products depends on your specific medical condition, preferences, and the guidance of a qualified physician. Options include tinctures, capsules, edibles, and vaporized forms. Discussing your symptoms and health goals with a healthcare professional will help determine the most suitable product, dosage, and administration method tailored to your individual needs for effective and safe relief.

Will medical marijuana interfere with other medications?

Medical marijuana can potentially interact with certain medications. It’s crucial to inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking to assess potential interactions. Cannabinoids may affect the metabolism of prescription drugs processed by the liver’s cytochrome P450 system. Always consult with your healthcare professional to ensure the safe and effective co-administration of medical marijuana alongside other medications and receive personalized guidance based on your medical history and conditions.

What do experts have to say about marijuana for medical use?

Expert views on medical marijuana are mixed. While acknowledging potential benefits for chronic pain, nausea, and some epilepsy forms, concerns exist over long-term effects, potential for misuse, and limited conclusive research. FDA-approved medications with similar benefits are available, though they may have different side effects. Ultimately, experts emphasize the need for more research and individual patient consultations with healthcare professionals before using medical marijuana.


$249 Start your medical marijuana journey for just $249! Don’t wait. Start feeling better today!

Get access to a qualified doctor who can guide you through the process. Once you’re approved by the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, you’ll be able to purchase medical cannabis from licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers or have it conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

Considering medical marijuana in Florida? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Residency: You must be a permanent or seasonal resident of Florida.
  • Qualifying condition: You must be diagnosed by a qualified physician with a qualifying medical condition. A list of these conditions is available on the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) website.

Important Information

While our compassionate medical marijuana doctors are conveniently located across Florida and dedicated to helping qualified patients in need, completing this form simply initiates the process and does not guarantee certification. Please understand that accurate information is crucial, as any discrepancies can lead to application denial. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you consent to receive information about our medical marijuana clinic services.


Complete this form to find out if you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana certification today!


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