Medical Conditions for Marijuana Treatment Florida
If you live in Florida and have an ailment that can make you dependent on marijuana, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card.
Florida is an upcoming state that has joined the legalized marijuana usage for potential patients. There are a lot of ailments that can qualify you to attain a marijuana card and be certified by your licensed healthcare practitioner.
This is all because of the “Compassionate Care Act” the includes the limited list of the following debilitating medical conditions that determine if you qualify for these services:
- Positive-Symptom AIDS
- Wasting/Cachexia Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic conditions that are both severely incapacitating and life-threatening
- Crohn’s Disease
- Positive-Symptom HIV
- Huntington’s Disease
- Spasticity from damaged nerve tissue that affects neurology of the patient. This Spasticity is both objective and uncontrollable. **
- Opioid User Disorder
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Severe Nausea
- Persistent/Severe Muscle Spasms
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
- 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
*Any of these Conditions as Added by the Commissioner
Some symptoms that are under review in order to narrow down the amount of qualifying conditions would be:
- *Alzheimer’s Disease
- *Muscular Dystrophy
- *Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Any of these conditions can be added or deleted at any time via the Health Commissioner.
Legislation Behind Qualifying Conditions
In order for a physical ailment or condition to be qualified for a medical marijuana card, there are some stipulations that have to be approved. The legislation that determines if a condition is qualifiable is determined as such:
- There has to be a determination from the Health Commissioner approving a potential client’s chronic, severe and debilitating pain.
- This includes an investigation that analyses the effects, length and duration of both the pain, side effects and treatment attempts.
- The established debilitating pain must have side effects that are intolerable and have lasted for a minimum of three months.
- This is only possible if, after three months, all other treatments failed or any ulterior therapy interventions would bring harm to the patient.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card
In order to qualify, each patient requires these items:
- Documentation of being a valid citizen in their state with a valid identification (which acts as a proof of residency)
- A written certificate from a healthcare practitioner regarding a patient’s need for the card
- A submitted medical marijuana card application
- Proof of registration and two caregivers that are registered with the DOH
- Each patient upon acceptance must only purchase the product using their medical marijuana card at an accepted source.
These conditions are on the approved list of possible qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card. Even with a card, there are restrictions and guidelines that must be followed. If you have any of these ailments, please consult your doctor to see if the card is right for you. This list is not a replacement for professional medical advice.