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Conditions that qualify include diagnoses for cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, ptsd, painful muscle spasms and more.
We suggest checking our conditions page for a list of all diagnosyses that have been approved by the Florida Department of Health for a medical marijuana card.
Currently there is no "official" waiting period under current Florida law. Average wait time to recieve the aproval email has been 10 to 14 busines days. You do not need your physical card to get your first recommendation, only the approval email. Once you receive your approval email you are able to get your recommended prescription. Call our office after receiving your approval email so that we can verify your preferred dispensary and send the prescription.
No referral is required to schedule a Medical Marijuana visit in our office. However, under Florida Law, to qualify for medical cannabis, you will need to have a previous diagnosis that matches the legal requirements for prescribing. We can get you scheduled to see any of our qualified providers in our office to se if you meet the requirements.
No. A patient that would like to get medical marijuana card through The Green Relief, must get a diagnosis for a qualifying condition from a doctor at a different appointment. You can schedule with our providers at The Institute for Florida Pain Specialists, another qualified provider elsewhere or get a referral with your diagnosis from your primary care provider.
We cannot prescribe Medical Marijuana for out of state residents. However, Florida is well known for their seasonal residents and we understand that sometimes our patients live mutliple places. IF you have a Florida ID card as a resident here part time, even if your drivers license is out of another state, by providing the correct documentation can qualify for medical cannabis in the state of Florida.
Currently there are no insurance carriers that pay for Medical Marijuana related services. We accept debit and credit cards as well as cash, Venmo or PayPal. (Additional paperwork needs to be signed when using apps for payment, this paperwork follows the three step process for HIPAA guidelines)
No. Florida State requires that a patient can only get a medical marijuana identification card from a certified Medical Marijuana Clinic like The Green Relief.
There are a multitude of dispensaries thruought Florida. While we cannot suggest a location, you can pick your medication at any Florida dispensary. Some well known dispensaries in Florida include Surterra Wellness, Trulieve, Fluent, Curaleaf, GrowHealthy and many others. We suggest doing your research to find the dispensary that suits your needs and location.
Medical Cannabis is still considered a controlled substance by the Federal Government.
While the law allows travel throughout Florida with your medications if stored properly, federal law still states traveling between states with your medicine is considered illegal and is not recommended.
You must continue to see your Primary Care Physician,Pain management, etc. We do not prescribe sedatives, opiates, or any other medicines through our Green Rleief program, however we do offer pain management services theough The Institute for Florida Pain Specialists. Our focus at The Green Releif is to help you get the access you need for Medical Marijuana under Florida state law.
Please bring the following:
1) New Patient packet filled out completely
2) Florida State driver's License or ID card
3) Medical records stating your diagnosis
4) Payment for services. There are no payment plans available and as stated these services are not covered by health insurance
5) Seasonal Resident documentation as allowed under Florida State law.
*To be considered a seasonal resident of Florida, you must:
•Reside in Florida for at least 31 consecutive days during each calendar year
•Maintain a temporary residence in Florida
•Return to the state of your permanent residence at least once during each calendar year
•Pay income tax or be registered to vote in another state
If you meet all of the above criteria, you may be considered a seasonal resident of Florida. Proving seasonal residency is a necessary step in getting your Florida medical marijuana card. Before being approved for a medical marijuana card, you must have all the documentation required to prove you are a seasonal resident.
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