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Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Patient’s Guide PDF

Steps to Treatment

1) Patients must first be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

Patients and caregivers can now use the Medical Marijuana Qualified Ordering Physician Search tool to find a qualifying ordering physician by location and specialty. 

Qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

2) Patients and their Caregivers will then be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their Qualified Physician.

Once you have been entered into the Registry, your physician will provide you with your Patient ID Number. You will need this to apply for your required Registry Identification Card

Remember to provide your physician with your email address to receive important updates!

3) Patients and their Caregivers will then apply for their Registry Identification Card

Patients and Caregivers may complete an electronic or paper identification application. For step by step instructions and other resources, please visit our Registry Identification Cards page.

Payments and paper ID Card Applications should be mailed to:  

Office of Medical Marijuana Use

PO Box 31313

Tampa, FL 33631-3313

4) Fill your order at one of the licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

Once your Identification Card application has been approved, you will then be able to contact one of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers and fill the order.

Patients and caregivers may only fill orders for medical marijuana with one of the state’s approved medical marijuana treatment centers. Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers. If you do not have a medical marijuana treatment center in your city you can still fill your order by contacting a medical marijuana treatment center and arranging for a delivery.

For contact information of the currently licensed medical marijuana treatment centers, please visit our Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers page.


Patient helpline

If you have questions or need assistance, please call: 800-808-9580