Medical Marijuana in Florida: A Brief Beginner’s Guide

With the approval of legal medical marijuana in the state of Florida in 2016, treatment centers have opened up all over the state. But what IS medical marijuana and how can it help you, and is medical marijuana actually an effective medical treatment? We’ll learn more here.

What is medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana uses the cannabis plant or chemicals from the cannabis plant to help in the treatment of diseases or health conditions.

What diseases or conditions can be treated using medical marijuana?

Cannabis can be used to help treat a number of conditions such as:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental health conditions
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
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What are some ways to use medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana can come in many forms including:

  1. Tinctures
  2. Smokeable flower
  3. Vaporizers
  4. Edibles
  5. Creams 

There is so much more that can be said about medicinal marijuana and its properties, but let’s talk about how it works in the state of Florida. We have all heard about the political controversy behind medical marijuana, and perhaps it’s even been a topic of discussion amongst your friends. Perhaps you’ve even seen the signs on the street that simply say “medical marijuana” but what we rarely hear about is exactly how to get your MMJ card.

Cannabis-Based Products Come in Many Forms.

What do I need to do to get my medical marijuana card?

The first step in getting a medical marijuana card (also called an MMJ card) is to get evaluated by a qualified physician who has been approved by the state of Florida as a medical marijuana practitioner.

Luckily for you, Dr. Anya Temer and the team at Total Holistic Center are licensed and approved by the state of Florida as medical marijuana practitioners. The team at Total Holistic Center goes far beyond just seeing you for a checkup in their Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Miami Beach, or virtual offices. They will:

  • Go over your medical records to determine if you have a qualifying chronic medical condition. 
  • Fill out and filing the proper paperwork with the Florida Department of Health website. 
  • Submit the proper payment to the Florida Department of Health
  • Get your card in your hands in a timely fashion
  • Advise on the best ways to use medical marijuana as part of a regimen to target and treat your condition

I’ve got my MMJ card, where can I get medical marijuana near me?

The team at Total Holistic Center will advise you on what products to use and where to get those products.

To begin the process now, give us a call at 561-323-4994 or click the button below.

Ultimately, only you and our doctor can decide if medical marijuana is the right course of treatment for you. Are you currently using medical cannabis? What -form are you using it in? Has it helped you? Let us know in the comments below. 

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