What diagnosis is appropriate?
A patient must be diagnosed with at least one of the following conditions to qualify to receive medical marijuana (a) Cancer (b) Epilepsy (c) Glaucoma (d) Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (e) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (f )Post-traumatic stress disorder (g) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (h) Crohns’ disease (i) Parkinson’s disease (j )Multiple sclerosis (k) Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated in (a)-(j) (l)A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification (m) Chronic nonmalignant pain.
“Chronic nonmalignant pain” means pain that is 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
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Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions
Florida’s Amendment 2 passed in November of 2016 by a landslide, in which 71% of voters said “Yes” to medical marijuana. The will of the voters was put into place by our elected officials via Florida Senate Bill 8A. The Florida Department of Health – Office of Medical Marijuana Use is now in charge of defining legislative intent and implementation of the program statewide.
The following conditions qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Florida. It has also been identified that any condition of the same kind or class, a terminal condition, and also chronic nonmalignant pain (if caused by one or more of the qualifying medical conditions listed below or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition) may qualify for medical marijuana treatment. If you aren’t sure or have any questions about a listed ailment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
Although the following conditions are not written into Florida’s Amendment 2, the initiative indicates that other diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class may be eligible for a medical marijuana certification.
Chronic Pain (any kind)
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Essential Tremor (Kinetic)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
Radiation Therapy Side Effects
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
What is low-THC cannabis?
Low-THC cannabis is distinct from medical cannabis in that it contains very low amounts of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because of its low levels of THC, low-THC products do not have the euphoric properties of full-potency cannabis and typically do not result in patients experiencing the “high” commonly associated with cannabis.
In order to qualify as low-THC, the flowers, seeds, resin, and any other product derived from the cannabis plant must contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD) weight for weight.
What is medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is distinct from low-THC cannabis in that it can contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the chemical compound that causes the “high” commonly associated with cannabis.
The term medical cannabis includes all parts of a cannabis plant, its seeds, resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, sale, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin.
What is the compassionate use registry?
The registry is a secure, electronic, and online medical marijuana use registry for physicians, patients, and caregivers as provided under this section. The registry is maintained and controlled by the office of compassionate use. The medical marijuana use registry is accessible to law enforcement agencies, qualified physicians, and medical marijuana treatment centers to verify the authorization of a qualified patient or a caregiver to possess marijuana and record the marijuana that has been dispensed. The medical marijuana use registry is also accessible to practitioners licensed to prescribe prescription drugs to ensure proper care for patients before medications that may interact with the medical use of marijuana are prescribed. The medical marijuana use registry prevents an active registration of a qualified patient by multiple physicians.
How do I apply for a registry card?
As of March 2017, all patients and legal representatives must obtain a Registry Identification Card to fill an order for low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis, or a cannabis delivery device at one of the state’s dispensing organizations. To apply for a Compassionate Use Registry identification card, a patient must
1. Be a Florida resident
2. Be a qualified patient in the Compassionate Use Registry
3. Submit a completed application to the Office of Compassionate Use
-Applications can be submitted by mail or electronically through the Compassionate Use Registry. Electronic applications only take a few minutes to complete and allow for significantly faster processing times than paper applications.
-The first step to beginning the online application process is to have your ordering physician enter your email address into the Compassionate Use Registry. Both patients and legal representatives need to be entered the registry by a qualified physician. Once your email address is in the registry, the system will instantly send you an email allowing you to begin an application for an identification card by logging in with your email address.
-After you have completed an application, all that’s left to do is to mail your check or money order to the Office of Compassionate Use. Online payment is currently not available. When you mail a check or money order for online application submission, please make sure to include sufficient identifying information to enable the department to match your check or money order with your application. This is especially important if the name on your check or money order is different from the name on your application.
-All applications must be submitted to the Office of Compassionate Use, and must include a full-face, passport-type color photograph taken within 90 days, and a registration fee of $75. Compassionate Use Registry identification cards remain active for one year.
-Once a card application has been approved, the patient and legal representative may receive a temporary card from the Office of Compassionate Use. A patient must have an approved card application prior to filling an order at a dispensing organization.
Can I have someone else pick up my medication?
You may designate one person as a caregiver. “Caregiver” means a resident of this state who has agreed to assist with a qualified patient’s medical use of marijuana, has a caregiver identification card, and meets the requirements per the department of health guidelines. A separate registry application and fee is required for caregivers.
Does my insurance cover my treatment?
Not at this time. Marijuana is still considered a schedule 1 drug by the DEA. Federal law prohibits reimbursement by insurance companies.
What is the cost of treatment?
Initial evaluation is $200. Follow-up visits are $130 and include all applicable urine testing.
How often must I be seen?
Initially you will need to be seen monthly. Once you are stable on a consistent regimen your physician may decrease your visits to every 6-8 weeks.
How and where do I get my product?
Medical Marijuana, low-THC cannabis oils, and medical marijuana delivery devices must be obtained through a Florida licensed marijuana dispensary. The state may elect to assign patients to specific dispensaries based on geographic location.
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Are there any discounts or assistance available?
Americann Wellness Clinic will offer new patient referral credits. We are also working with select licensed dispensaries to offer product savings and ease of access for our patients. Please speak to a clinical staff member for information on currently available programs.
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