Florida law defines medical marijuana as all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including low-THC cannabis, which are dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified patient. A qualified patient is a resident of Florida or a seasonal resident of Florida.

Steps to Treatment

1) Patients diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment. You will be asked to fill out a form found here at your first visit.

Qualifying conditions include:
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohnís disease
  • Parkinsonís disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain 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

  • 2) Patients and their Caregivers will then be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by their Qualified 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 Registry Identification Card

    Remember to provide your physician with your email address to receive important updates!

    3) Patients and their Caregivers will then apply for their Registry Identification Card

    Patients and Caregivers may complete an electronic or paper identification application. For step by step instructions and other resources, please visit our Registry Identification Cards page.

    Payments and paper ID Card Applications should be mailed to:

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

    4) Fill your order at one of the licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

    Once your Identification Card application has been approved, you will then be able to contact one of the licensed medical marijuana treatment centers and fill the order.

    Patients and caregivers may only fill orders for medical marijuana with one of the stateís approved medical marijuana treatment centers.

    Medical marijuana treatment centers may deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers. If you do not have a medical marijuana treatment center in your city you can still fill your order by contacting a medical marijuana treatment center and arranging for a delivery.

    Contact The Neurology Department

    Patients can contact the Neurology Department with any questions or to setup an appointment with Roman Kesler, DO by calling 850.474.8353.


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    Toll Free: 800.874.4542
    Fax: 850.474.8504

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    Pensacola, FL 32514
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