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Commonly Asked Questions about Medical Marijuana

At First Coast Pain, we provide both traditional and alternative treatments for pain, including medical marijuana. Here are some frequently asked questions about this treatment:

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Florida?

Medical marijuana was legalized in Florida in November 2016. Voters approved the passage of an amendment to the state constitution, which allows Florida residents to obtain and use marijuana for medicinal purposes legally.

Do I have to be a Resident of Florida to Receive Medical Marijuana?

As long as you live in Florida for a minimum of 31 consecutive days each year, you can qualify for the program. People who meet this requirement are dubbed “seasonal residents” and are allowed to apply for a medical marijuana ID card.

How Do I Get My Medical Marijuana ID Card in Florida?

To get a medical marijuana ID card in Florida, you must be a Florida resident (or a seasonal resident). You must also meet the requirements of the Compassionate Use Registry. An in-person medical exam from a physician who is qualified to recommend medical cannabis is required to determine this.  If you meet those requirements, you can submit an application to the Office of Compassionate Use, which will then issue your card.

What Conditions Are Covered Under the Florida Medical Cannabis Program?

Medical marijuana is restricted to those with a debilitating illness. The list currently includes:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive Status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • PTS
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • A Terminal Condition
  • Chronic Pain (Only if you have another qualifying condition)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above

Where is the Closest Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinic in St. Augustine, FL?

Our physicians at First Coast Pain are qualified to recommend medical marijuana in St. Augustine, FL, to patients who have a qualifying chronic pain condition. Make an appointment with our compassionate doctors today by calling 904.800.7246 or book online.