Online Medical Marijuana Card and Renewal FAQ
Do I need to have a medical marijuana card in Florida?
Florida rule 64-4.011, F.A.C. requires all patients and caregivers to have a Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card.
How do I apply for a medical marijuana card online in Florida?
The Department accepts applications from patients and caregivers. Patients must be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by a qualified physician to receive a card. Applications may be submitted online through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry or mailed to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. All applications must include a registration fee of $75.
What is the status of my Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry Card Application?
The Medical Marijuana Use Registry is linked to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ (FLHSMV) demographic database to make the ID card application and approval process more efficient. Using the FLHSMV sourced data will automatically approve the photo and proof of residency, and may cut down on processing time. Online applications take an average of 10 business days for approval. If you are submitting an application by mail, please allow an additional 3-5 days for postal delivery of your application.
How do I renew my Florida medical marijuana card online?
To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or caregiver must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. Patients and caregivers can submit a renewal application either online or by mail.
What happens if I need to replace my Florida medical marijuana card?
Requests to change the information on an ID card or to replace a lost or stolen card will require the cardholder to submit a Change, Replacement or Surrender Request Form, along with a copy of his or her Florida driver’s license or identification card and a $15 replacement fee.
Where can I get medical marijuana in Florida?
A patient must first seek treatment from a qualified physician. Once the qualified physician inputs the patient’s information and the order information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, the patient and the patient’s caregiver (if applicable) need to apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card. Once approved, a patient or caregiver will then be able to contact one of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) and fill the order.
Can I grow my own medical marijuana in Florida?
No. Florida law only allows licensed medical marijuana treatment centers to grow, process and dispense marijuana. The department will refer any business or individual suspected of violating state law to local law enforcement for investigation. It is important to remember that marijuana is illegal under federal law.
What is the difference between low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana in Florida?
“Low-THC cannabis” means a plant of the genus Cannabis, the dried flowers of which contain 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol weight for weight; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant or its seeds or resin that is dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center. “Marijuana” means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including low-THC cannabis, which are dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified patient.
How do I use my Florida medical marijuana card?
Patients and caregivers must provide their Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card to medical marijuana treatment centers in order to obtain medical marijuana or a marijuana delivery device. Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification cards may also be used to assist in verifying that a patient or caregiver are in the Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Is smokable medical marijuana allowed in Florida?
Yes, as of March 2019, a bill was passed to allow smokable medical marijuana to be sold in medical marijuana treatment centers to patients with a medical marijuana card.
When will medical marijuana edibles be available in Florida?
Effective August 27, 2020, edibles as a route of administration is available to qualified patients. If you are interested in receiving an order for edibles, please contact your qualified physician. If the physician agrees that edibles is an appropriate route of administration, the physician can add edibles to an already-existing certification. Qualified patients are not required to be recertified to receive an order for edibles.
When do I have to renew my Florida medical marijuana card online?
To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or caregiver must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. Please do not submit a renewal application until you are within the forty-five (45) day window of your card expiring. Identification cards expire one year after the date of approval. The expiration date of the identification card is printed on the front of the card. Patients and caregivers may renew their identification card via paper or electronic application. If submitting a paper application, please ensure the Renewal Application box is checked on the top of page 3 of the application.
How much is the Florida medical marijuana application fee?
$75 processing fee.
What medical conditions are required to receive a Florida medical marijuana card online?
Qualifying Medical Conditions:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the others listed.
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.
What are the Florida medical marijuana card renewal fees owed to the state of Florida?
Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.
If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:
Active to Active $155.00
Active to Voluntary Inactive $155.00
Active to Inactive $155.00
Inactive to Active $155.00
Active to Retired $55.00
Inactive to Retired $55.00
If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:
Active to Active $305.00
Active to Voluntary Inactive $305.00
Active to Inactive $405.00
Inactive to Active $405.00
Active to Retired $305.00
Inactive to Retired $305.00
If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:
Active to Active $460.00
Active to Voluntary Inactive $460.00
Active to Inactive $460.00
Inactive to Active $460.00
Active to Retired $360.00
Inactive to Retired $360.00
Is medical marijuana legal in Florida?
Yes. Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida for registered medical marijuana patients. You must receive a Florida medical marijuana card in order to possess, purchase, and consume medical marijuana.