FAQS

  • YES! With an overwhelming Grassroots effort, Amendment 2 passed with over 70% support on the ballot November 2016 and went into effect October 2017! The people made it happen…it’s a “grassroots medicine movement”!
  • Although Medical Marijuana is legal in Florida, it is still illegal under Federal law.
  • You receive a “certification” which is the equivalent of a “recommendation” in other states.
  • Yes. But, that card can be used as proof of being evaluated by another doctor for a qualifying medical condition.
  • We doubt that Jeff Sessions will be knocking down your door. But if he does, take a pic and share it with us!
  • Your medical marijuana identification card should serve as proof that any positive tests are as a result of a doctor recommended treatment protocol. But, we recommend checking with your HR department to ensure they don’t have any specific provisions. We like our patients to be safe rather than sorry 🙂
  • Our initial certification packages range from $5000 to as low as $400 depending on the level of service you want.
  • Our consultation fee is $75 which is included in your certification
  • The state charges a $75 application fee (which is included in our most popular purple package!)
  • The cost of the medicine itself varies depending on type, amount and dispensary.
  • Good news, no sales tax!
  • Nope. If we are Kal-el, Insurance companies are kryptonite. They sap our strength and life force ☺. But, we will work with you to provide an out of network claim for reimbursement. Who’s better than us?
  • Yes! If you’ll have us in your home, we’ll graciously accept the invitation!
  • Nope. Prescribers prescribe. Dispensers dispense.  We’re prescribers. We do however have a line of organic CBD products (Zero THC). They’re so absolutely incredible, we put our name on them! (Not so humble brag) ☺
  • We fully dose our patients for a full 70 days (unlike the others whom we shall not mention by name). If for some reason you were under-dosed, we will work with you to adjust your dosing and find the appropriate treatment regimen for your specific needs.
  • After 70 days, you must be reevaluated in order to receive a new “prescription”. There is a small doctors fee for this service (we know…but our doctors need to make a living too, and they’re great people! ☺)
  • You must be re-evaluated by our office at least once every 30 weeks (210 days) before we can issue a new certification.
  • Good news again…no sales tax!
  • Yes, but not in the way you think. The current law does not allow for consumption of your medicine in its botanical form. You can vape it, eat it, rub it on, pop it in, but no…you cannot grow it yourself or roll it up / crush it in something and smoke it.
  • There has recently been a ruling that has elimanted the ban on smoking flower, but the ramifications of that have yet to be hashed out.
  • Good news, if you are a purist- you can smoke flower in a sealed container/device for vaping.
  • Low –THC contains less than 1% of THC, meaning it has almost little to no psychoactive properties. If you are pregnant, you can only be prescribed low THC medical marijuana.
  • Yes. There must be consent of the parent or legal guardian, and another physician must evaluate and provide documentation of the patient’s medical condition.
  • Your medical Marijuana card is valid for one year. Applications for renewals should be submitted at least 45 days before expiration if you want to ensure having uninterrupted access to your medicine.
  • Yes. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Our office does not disclose any confidential information unless we are asked to do so by our patient, are complying with the law or a compelled to do so by court order.

Once you are entered into the database, these entities have access:

  • Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use employees who administrate the database.
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries/growers that you purchase your medicine from.
  • Local and state law enforcement, only in circumstances where validation of your license to posses medical marijuana is legally necessary. For example, if you’re pulled over.
  • You and/or your caregiver/legal representative
  • Unfortunately, at the current time no. But we will work with your primary care physician/specialists if you so desire to ensure there is cooperative effort amongst your healthcare providers. We’d love to be part of your team!
  • Once our doctor has certified you, you can only purchase medical marijuana from licensed growers/dispensaries, also known as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC).  If you purchase marijuana anywhere else, you are breaking the law and are not protected under Florida’s medical marijuana law. (We recommend you keep it legal)
  • That is a very detailed conversation; as each situation requires careful consideration and cooperation between members of your treatment team. Lets talk about it in person.
  • NO. Don’t believe the hype. Read up, educate yourself and join the movement!