What Medical Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana?

What Medical Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana?

Florida residents are lucky to have medical marijuana in their treatment arsenal against a variety of conditions. By obtaining a Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) Identification card, patients with debilitating conditions can enjoy the many benefits medical marijuana has to offer. 

To qualify for medical marijuana or low-THC cannabis in Florida, you must have one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Glaucoma
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Other conditions similar to those above
  • Terminal illnesses
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain that hasn’t responded well to other treatments

Once you have been diagnosed with a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana and have received a recommendation from your doctor that its use is the best treatment for you, you can apply for the MMUR Identification card. 

If your application is approved, you can fill your medical marijuana or low-THC cannabis prescription at any state-approved marijuana dispensary. Some dispensaries even offer delivery services. It is important to renew your card every year!

Most research conducted on medical marijuana has focused on pain relief, and it is a proven safer alternative for patients suffering with pain than opioid painkillers. Current research focusing on inflammation, sleep, and mental conditions looks promising. Continued research is needed, but medical marijuana’s potential to improve patient quality of life is uplifting and exciting.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area and are considering medical marijuana as an addition to your treatment plan, contact us for guidance and recommendations. If we determine that medical marijuana is best for you, we’ll provide you with all of the documentation and support you need to get your MMUR Identification card application completed correctly. Call (813) 874-1852 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today!