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Medical Marijuana

If medical marijuana is the right solution for you, our doctors will guide you through the 26Health medical cannabis registry process so you can access medical cannabis legally.

At 26Health, we continually listen to the LGBTQ+ and ally community and add services to meet your needs. In response to many inquiries, 26Health now offers medical cannabis registry services. Our staff physician is ready to meet you to determine if you meet the criteria for a recommendation. Cannabinoids, the active chemicals in medical marijuana, are similar to the chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.  Because the medical marijuana option may help patients suffering from certain medical issues, our providers can offer a pathway to give you access to a licensed and reputable dispensary. 26Health does not dispense medical cannabis.  

GETTING STARTED


  • Patients must first be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
  • If the patient is younger than 18 or terminal, a second physician must concur and this determination must be reflected in the patient’s medical records.
  • The physician enters the patient’s information and order into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
  • If the patient has a parent or caregiver, 26Health requires they also be added to the medical cannabis registry.
  • The patient and their caregiver must then apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.
  • The patient may fill the physician’s order at any approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) or via delivery.

STEPS TO TREATMENT


STEP 1

Prequalify For Your Orlando Medical Cannabis Card

A qualified patient in Florida must meet the following 4 requirements:

Be a Florida resident.

Have a valid Florida ID.

Be at least 18 years old.

Have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a previous physician.

If you are unsure about whether you meet medical cannabis card qualifications in Orlando, contact our office at (321)-800-2922 and qualify for free.  Conditions not listed on Florida Amendment 2 still qualify. We will answer any questions you may have about Florida’s Medical Marijuana program.

STEP 2

Your Evaluation Appointment

To schedule your appointment, either:

Submit the request form on this page

Contact us at 321-800-2922

Requirements for your initial evaluation appointment:

Medical records from your doctor regarding the condition your seeking treatment for

Bring your Florida photo ID

We ask that you please keep these documents together and that you bring them with you on the day of your appointment.

SCHEDULE YOUR EVALUATION APPOINTMENT


Pricing:

Initial Evaluation

$200/New Patients

  • Includes three 70-day orders
  • Does not include $75 state card fee
  • Assistance throughout  the entire process

Renewal

$150/Every 7 months

  • Includes three 70-day orders
  • Quick and easy 
  • No hidden fees

STEP 3

Your Initial Evaluation Appointment

What You Need to Know Regarding Your Initial Evaluation:

Along with a physical examination, the physician will review and assess your medical records during the evaluation.

If declared qualified by the physician, patients and their caregivers will then be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by the physician.

Once you have been entered into the Registry, your physician will provide you with your Patient ID Number. You will need this to apply for your required Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card.

You will then submit your state application for a medical cannabis card online or through mail.

 Remember to provide your email address to receive important updates!

STEP 4

Completing Your Registry Profile & Submitting Your Application

You will receive an email from the Florida Department of Health immediately after leaving your initial evaluation appointment.

This email will include important information and instructions for setting up your patient profile and submitting your application.

Double-check that the information entered is correct, as incorrect information can delay the application process. If you opt to send your application via mail, we will provide you with a physical copy and instructions on how to fill out and send.Patients and caregivers may complete an electronic or paper application.  For information and other resources, please visit the Registry Identification Cards page, or view their helpful Instructional Guides for step-by-step instructions.

STEP 5

Fill your order at a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC)

Once your Identification Card application has been approved, you will be able to contact a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) and fill an order placed by your qualified physician.

Patients and caregivers may only purchase medical marijuana from a state-approved medical marijuana treatment center. Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers. If you do not live by an Orlando medical marijuana treatment center,  you can still fill your order by contacting an MMTC and arranging for delivery.For contact information of the currently licensed MMTC, please visit the state Medical Marijuana Treatment Center page.

Completing the Online Application

Once 26Health enters you into the medical cannabis registry, you will receive an email from the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) alerting you that an account has been created. You will receive a second email with your temporary password. Follow the directions in the email to log in to your account and create your permanent password.

Once in the registry, click on the YOUR PROFILE tab and then MANAGE YOUR CARD.

Read through the application, completing each of the below steps. Taking a photo of your ID is sufficient for step #2, just make sure it is clear. You will see a confirmation when items upload successfully.

  • Upload a passport photo (see photo tips/guidelines below)
  • Upload ID/proof of residency (see below for specifics)
  • Sign at the bottom by typing your name and submit

Patient Helpline

If you have questions or need assistance:

Card Status Updates
800 -808 -9580

Completing the Paper Application

  • Fill out ALL sections clearly and legibly.
  • Sign and date the last page of the application – DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP or your application will be returned.
  • Staple your passport photo to the application as indicated. Be careful to not staple through your face or bend the photo.
  • Mail your application (including photo), proof of residency, and $75 check or money order (payable to the Department of Health) to the  OMMU. Write your patient number on the check.

    Office of Medical Marijuana Use
    PO Box 31313
    Tampa, FL 33631 -3313

For extra security, send payment via certified mail, requiring a signature receipt so you can ensure it is received.

Renewal Application

Florida and the city of Orlando require that you reapply for your medical cannabis card every year.  Be sure to submit your renewal application at least 45 days before the expiration date to avoid delays. You must keep up with your doctor’s appointments to be eligible for renewal.

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS


According to Florida’s constitutional amendment,  Amendment 2, implemented by Senate Bill 8-A, other “diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class” may also be eligible for medical cannabis treatment. 

Qualifying Medical Conditions:

Cancer

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

HIV/AIDS

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Crohn’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

APPLICATION APPROVAL PROCESS


The current processing time for the entire application review process is 10 business days from the date of submission. Payments take five (5) business days from the date they are submitted to fully process and post in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry Once your payment processes, the application review period can take up to an additional five (5) business days. If any part of an application is rejected for missing or invalid documentation, the processing time will be delayed.

You can check the status of your application through the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.

Medical conditions of the same class or are comparable to the others listed.

A terminal condition is diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.

Chronic nonmalignant pain 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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