Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana, Low-THC Cannabis, and CBD

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card:

Medical Marijuana and low-THC cannabis is available in Florida. In order to purchase and be in possession of medical marijuana, patients and their caregivers must have an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.

Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana:

Seasonal or permanent Florida residents who have a qualifying medical condition and who are entered into the Florida Registry by Dr. Bunch or another qualified physician.

Qualifying conditions include all types of pain, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, MS, Crohn’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Steps to Obtain Medical Marijuana:

  1. Make an appointment with Dr. Bunch for a medical evaluation to determine if you qualify for the registry. Call (727) 495-6085.

  2. Submit your application at Florida Medical Marijuana Registry

  3. Order the product over the phone, online or in person at a qualified dispensary.

  4. Learn more at Florida Department of Health

How to Apply:

Online

  • Access the “Your Card” page in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to complete your online application using your email address as your user name and temporary password that the state will send you.
  • Submit your payment information for the $75 processing fee.

*Please keep in mind, electronic applications are processed significantly faster than paper applications.

By Mail

  • Complete a patient or caregiver application and include:
    • A passport-type photo
    • A copy of the required proof of residency
    • $75.00 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health
  • Mail your application to:

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313

Florida’s Application Approval Process:

The current processing time for complete applications is five (5) business days from the date in which payment successfully processes and posts to the Registry.

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Application Requirements

Photo

  • For online applications: 
    • The Registry is connected to the Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s State ID system. If there is a match to the information supplied by your physician, your state ID or driver’s license photo is automatically added to your application.
  • For paper applications:
    • Submit a full-face, passport-type, color photograph taken in front of a plain white background within the last 90 days, and 2×2 inches in size.

Proof of Residency

  • For online and paper applications:
    • Adult applicants (patients and caregivers) must submit a copy of a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card.
      • Seasonal residents that do not possess a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card must submit a copy of two of the following documents:
        • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
        • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
        • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
        • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
      • Minor patients must submit a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current record of registration from a Florida K-12 school, and a copy of the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian’s valid Florida driver’s license or identification card
  • For all forms of residency, the name and address on the document(s) provided must match the name and address provided in the application.

Signature

  • For online applications:
    • Electronically sign your application once your photo and proof of residency have been uploaded. Type your first and last name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes. Then click “Submit My Card Application.”
  • For paper applications:
    • Print and sign your name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes on the final page of the application.

Payment

  • For online applications:
    • Once you submit your application, a button will appear that reads: “Click Here to Pay Online.” Click that button to access the Bill2Pay system to supply your payment information. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted.
    • A $2.75 convenience fee applies to each online payment.
    • If your payment is declined, a $15 service fee will be charged to your account.
  • For paper applications:
    • Include a $75 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health with your application. Please remember to include on it your Patient ID Number and DOB.
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