Medical Marijuana Doctor Issuing Recommendations for Patients Near Tampa, St. Petersburg and All of Florida
The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use implements certain rules related to cannabis and runs the patient database. This database is known as the Medical Marijuana Use (MMU) Registry.
At Access Marijuana RX, our physicians enter qualifying patients into the Registry so that they can receive their marijuana cards. To learn more, please call our St. Petersburg office at (727) 209-5470.
What is the Medical Marijuana Use (MMU) Registry?
The MMU Registry is a secure online database. When one of our physicians determines you are eligible for medical marijuana in Florida, they will enter your information into this database. The physicians are also registered in the database.
The MMU Registry is how the State of Florida knows that a qualified physician has approved you for medical marijuana. You will receive a patient ID number from our office after you are entered into the system. It is with this ID number that you apply to receive your marijuana card.
What Documents are Required to get into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry?
Proof of Florida Residence
- Valid Florida driver’s license (must match the address listed in the registry)
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old
Proof of Residence for Seasonal Residents
You are still eligible for medical marijuana if you temporarily live in Florida for at least 31 days (in a row) in each calendar year, have a temporary home in Florida, return to your Florida home at least one time during each calendar year, and are registered to vote or pay income tax in another state or jurisdiction.
You must upload a copy of two of the following items that show proof of your Florida address:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement – 1st page and signed page
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old
- Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old
- Any other item that provides proof of Florida seasonal residency (call the state to confirm if this proof will work at 800-808-9580
- A driver’s license from the state you live in and pay taxes in
- *A minor must provide a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current registration from a Florida K-12 school and must have a parent or legal guardian who meets the requirements listed above
Required ID for Parent of a Minor Child Patient
- Minor’s birth certificate
- Parent’s Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card
Required ID for Caregiver of an Adult Patient
One of the following:
- Written Consent (signed, dated and notarized)
- Health Care Surrogate Form (signed, dated and notarized)
- Power of Attorney – 1st page and signature page (dated and notarized)
- Caregiver’s Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card or a utility bill
As you complete the Caregiver application with the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, you may see this note: “This is your bi-annual training that is required by the OMMU. Click the icon in the upper-right corner of the slideshow to pick the next slide. When you’re done studying, you will be taken to a short quiz.”
Renewing Your Marijuana Card
You can apply for your card renewal 45 days (no sooner) before the expiration date on your current card.
Concealed Weapon License and Your Eligibility
There are no laws preventing Floridians from having both a concealed weapon license and a medical marijuana card.
Department of Transportation Employees
The Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – 49 CFR Part 40, at 40.151(e) – does not authorize “medical marijuana” under a state law to be a valid medical explanation for a transportation employee’s positive drug test result.
The above is the Department of Transportation’s longstanding regulation about the use of marijuana by safety‐sensitive transportation employees, such as:
- School bus drivers
- Truck drivers
- Train engineers
- Subway operators
- Aircraft maintenance personnel
- Transit fire‐armed security personnel
- Ship captains
- Pipeline emergency response personnel
- and others
Ask our staff for more information if you think the above regulation may apply to your profession.
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Find Out If You’re a Qualified Patient
Getting evaluated by a state-certified physician is the first step to getting a marijuana card. The experienced physicians at Access Marijuana RX are committed to helping patients with qualifying diagnoses access the benefits of cannabis. We proudly evaluate patients from across our region of Florida, including St. Petersburg and Tampa. To arrange your evaluation, please call our friendly staff at (727) 209-5470.