Eligible patients and their caregivers require medical marijuana cards issued by the Florida Department of Health to purchase medical cannabis legally in Orlando. Patients may apply for medical marijuana cards online or by mail under Florida medical cannabis law. Qualifying patients under the age of 18 may also obtain Orlando MMJ cards, through their caregivers, after getting valid recommendations from two licensed physicians.
Yes. A qualifying patient in Orlando must see a physician before applying for a medical marijuana card. They must be diagnosed with one of the qualifying medical conditions and certified by a qualified physician to use medical cannabis in the state. An in-person physical examination of the patient is needed for initial certification for an Orlando MMJ card, per Section 381.986(4)(a,g, and i) of Florida Statutes. Subsequent certifications for medical card renewals can be done through telemedicine. Only Florida-licensed allopathic and osteopathic physicians are allowed to recommend medical marijuana in Orlando in accordance with Section 381.986(1) of Florida Statutes. The physicians must be registered with the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).
To get an Orlando MMJ, an eligible patient must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a licensed physician and obtain certification for medical cannabis. Their physician will register them in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) after certifying them for medical marijuana. Afterward, the patient receives an email from the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use, asking them to complete their application. For mail application, the patient must prepare the following and send them to the OMMU:
The application package should be mailed to the OMMU at:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
P.O. Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
An eligible patient can apply for an Orlando medical marijuana card online after the recommending physician certifies them for medical cannabis use and registers them in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). The patient will get their login credentials in their emails from the OMMU, following which they can change their password and apply online through the registry. While completing the form, the patient must upload all required documentation, including proof of Orlando residency and a full-face, passport-style color photograph.
An Orlando medical marijuana card only lasts one year after the issuing date. Cardholders can commence the renewal process at least 45 days before the expiration date to maintain an active status in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR).
The processing fee for an Orlando MMJ card is $75. This excludes consultation fees for medical assessment by a physician. Also, the cost of card renewal is $75 annually.
Yes. However, qualifying patients under 18 require the written consent of their parents and legal guardians to apply for medical marijuana cards in Orlando. A caregiver must be specified by a minor in their application for an Orlando MMJ card per Section 381.986(7)(b) of Florida Statutes. Florida cannabis law requires two practitioners' recommendations for a minor who wants to get an Orlando medical marijuana card.
Registered medical cannabis patients can apply for their Orlando MMJ card renewals by mail or online. For a paper application, print the Patient Application Form and check the box for application renewal while completing the form. Mail the completed application to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. To renew an expiring Orlando medical marijuana card online, sign in to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, locate the "Your Card" tab, and fill out the form. The cost of renewing an MMJ card in Orlando is $75.
No, Florida does not have medical marijuana reciprocity. Therefore, it is impossible to use out-of-state MMJ cards in Orlando.