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What do patients need to do to have access to smokable Medical Marijuana?

What do patients need to do to have access to smokable Medical Marijuana?

Although we support patients decision and understand that the whole flower gives a stronger effect but we strongly encourage our patients to use other routes for medication. Smoking can increase the risk of lung disease and may increase the risk of cancer. The state requires that patient try other routes first and sign a consent form that says they understand the risks.

Can I get a MMJ card if If have a license to carry weapons?

Can I get a MMJ card if If have a license to carry weapons?

This is a difficult answer and there are many different ways of answering. If you want to be sure, make sure consult a lawyer. What we can tell you is that having one license does not exclude you from having the other one. No one has lost their license to conceal and carry weapons because they got a Medical Cannabis card. Patients might have an issue when buying a gun from a large retailer but should not be violating any laws by having a card.

What are Florida’s medical cannabis laws?

What are Florida’s medical cannabis laws?

The State of Florida strictly regulates medical cannabis. To maintain compliance with all applicable state laws, we will occasionally be required to update our policies. If such changes occur, we will make all reasonable efforts to keep our patients and families up-to-date and in compliance with all applicable laws. Information on the applicable Additional useful legal information is also accessible in the following downloads: ● Medical Use of Marijuana (SB 8A) – the new Florida law ● Amendment 2 – ballot initiative language

If a patient qualified to use medical cannabis is able to work, is the employer obligated to allow the patient to use medical cannabis products in the workplace?

If a patient qualified to use medical cannabis is able to work, is the employer obligated to allow the patient to use medical cannabis products in the workplace?

No, to the contrary, Florida law prohibits the use of medical cannabis at the patient’s workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require employers to allow medical cannabis use as an accommodation for a patient’s disability.

Does a patient have the legal right to use the medical cannabis while out of state?

Does a patient have the legal right to use the medical cannabis while out of state?

No, Florida qualified patients are not protected if they were to transport medical cannabis across state lines or use it in other state.

Are medical insurance companies required to cover the costs associated with the medical cannabis therapy?

Are medical insurance companies required to cover the costs associated with the medical cannabis therapy?

No, insurance companies are not required to cover this therapy or pay/reimburse for medical cannabis evaluation consultations.

How safe are the products that will be available?

How safe are the products that will be available?

All products must be tested for purity and standardized into known dosages. Additionally, they should be labeled appropriately to make it easy to differentiate between different products. Though not a legal requirement, we recommend only purchasing from Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that clearly mark their products.

Will patients be able to purchase medical cannabis from any of the state-approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers?

Will patients be able to purchase medical cannabis from any of the state-approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers?

Each Medical Marijuana Treatment Center is allowed to sell anywhere in the state, and they may have different products available. A patient can purchase products at any physical location or request home delivery via phone and internet orders. Individual cities are allowed to restrict Centers from opening physical locations within their borders but they are not allowed to prohibit delivery into their cities.

Will a physician from Buddocs serve as a second “confirming” physician?

Will a physician from Buddocs serve as a second “confirming” physician?

No, we are only treating patients that are 18 years or older. To find a doctor that will treat minors go to the OMMU website and see their list of recommending physicians.

Does Buddoc provide after-hours/emergency care for its patients?

Does Buddoc provide after-hours/emergency care for its patients?

Buddocs does not provide after-hours/emergency care or any evaluation or treatment beyond the scope of treatment detailed above. For any additional medical care/advice, the patient’s primary care physician or the treating specialist (e.g., neurologist or oncologist) should be contacted.

Do Buddoc doctors evaluate patients for purposes of determining whether the patient has a qualifying medical condition?

Do Buddoc doctors evaluate patients for purposes of determining whether the patient has a qualifying medical condition?

Buddocs does not provide after-hours/emergency care or any evaluation or treatment beyond the scope of treatment detailed above. For any additional medical care/advice, the patient’s primary care physician or the treating specialist (e.g., neurologist or oncologist) should be contacted.

What are physicians’ requirements for ordering medical cannabis?

What are physicians’ requirements for ordering medical cannabis?

Only Florida-licensed physicians who have successfully completed a 2-hour medical education course on medical cannabis and passed the examination may certify qualified patients to receive medical cannabis. This is explained in more detail on the Florida Department of Health’s website.

What about the Medical Cannabis Use Registry ID cards?

What about the Medical Cannabis Use Registry ID cards?

A valid ID card is required to purchase medical cannabis. Once a Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID number is provided to the patient, the ID card application may be submitted. To find out about the status of the card patients should contact the OMMU directly at 800-808-9580.

How does the patient get the medical cannabis?

How does the patient get the medical cannabis?

Once all legal requirements have been met, the patient will receive a state-issued Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID card, at which time they may get their medical cannabis from a Florida-sanctioned Medical Marijuana Treatment Center. The Centers will have access to the patient’s certification to verify what they are allowed to distribute.

What does the physician authorize for the qualified patient?

What does the physician authorize for the qualified patient?

After verifying a patient has a qualifying medical condition to receive medical cannabis (as determined by the State of Florida) and having determined the benefits outweigh the risks, the physician provides certification that a patient is qualified. With this, a patient (and caregiver if needed) can obtain a Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID card and obtain products from a state-approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.

How does cannabis interact with other medicines?

How does cannabis interact with other medicines?

Because cannabinoids are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system in the liver, they could change the effects of certain seizure medications, such as valproate and clobazam. Some seizure medications, such as carbamazepine and phenytoin, may also reduce cannabinoid blood levels. If a patient is taking these drugs, the patient may require higher doses of cannabinoids, although this has not typically been observed at the doses commonly used in the research. At Buddocs, we will cross check all medications a patient is taking in a database of known interactions with cannabinoids.

What are cannabinoids?

What are cannabinoids?

The brain and other nerve cells, as well as other organs, have natural receptors for cannabinoids. Our bodies also naturally make certain cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), which help regulate pain-sensation, memory, stress response, social behavior, mood, immune function, sleep, and appetite. Some patients may benefit more from one type of cannabis treatment, while others best respond to a combination of treatments, that vary based on ratio or time of use throughout the day.

Does the patient need to pay per 70-day recommendation?

Does the patient need to pay per 70-day recommendation?

No, we do not charge a fee for every seventy day “prescription”. The fee is all-inclusive and includes everything the patients need for the 210 day certification period.

How to apply a promo code?

How to apply a promo code?

 

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What treatment is the patient eligible to receive?

What treatment is the patient eligible to receive?

With the enactment of Florida’s Amendment 2, qualified patients with a Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID Card may be treated with a variety of low-THC (CBD) and THC- containing medical cannabis products. They are available in a variety of different forms such as vaporized, capsules, oral liquids, suppositories and, transdermal creams. Smokable flower is also available but patients have to try other routes first and sign an informed consent understanding the risk of smoking it.