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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here we cover all the questions you might have about medical cannabis in Florida, if you still need to talk to someone contact us!


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Veterans & Medical Marijuana


Our vets go through a lot to serve our country, and many times they have trouble getting the care they deserve when at home.

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Patients Under 18


The State of Florida requires that patients under 18 who wish to use medical marijuana get a 2nd opinion from a pediatrician.

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Traveling with Medical Cannabis


Our program manager Alex will explain what to watch out for when traveling with medical marijuana

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Firearms & Cannabis in Florida


If you’re a medical marijuana patient who wants to buy a gun, its important to know the current Florida laws.


  • What do I need to obtain a license for medical cannabis in Florida?
  • Okay, I have everything required to obtain a license, what now?
  • Do I need to bring medical records of my condition with me?
  • What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
  • Can I pay for my appointment with a card or does it have to be cash?
  • Okay I’ve had an appointment, what’s next?
  • I didn’t receive an email, what do I do?
  • I received the email and signed in, what’s next?
  • I’ve finished the registration process; can I go to the dispensary yet?
  • Okay, now what exactly comes in an order?
  • Why do I get 28,000 milligrams?
  • My recommendations/orders expired! Do I need to come in to see the doctor?
  • My card is expiring soon! What do I do?
  • Am I allowed to get medical marijuana and own a gun in Florida?
What do I need to obtain a license for medical cannabis in Florida?

Simple, please have:

  1. Proof of residency (up to date FL license will allow for same day approval) if you are a seasonal resident, you will need proof of living in FL at least half of the year.
  2. Active email address
  3. $77.75 for the state license fee
  4. If possible, please bring documentation of condition.
Okay, I have everything required to obtain a license, what now?

Schedule an appointment from our homepage or click here.  Someone will reach out to confirm your appointment within 1 business day.

Do I need to bring medical records of my condition with me?

If you have them, yes, please bring them with you. If not, our doctors are trained in primary care and pain management and may be able to provide a diagnosis of your condition during your appointment.

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

Please bring valid up to date driver’s license, medical records if you have them.

If you are a follow up or transfer patient please bring your Medical Marijuana License with you as well.

Can I pay for my appointment with a card or does it have to be cash?

For the office visit you can pay with cash or card. For the state fee you are going to need to use a credit or debit card.

Okay I’ve had an appointment, what’s next?

At your appointment, we verified your email with you. The Medical Marijuana Use Registry will send you a temporary password through your email to sign you in.

I didn’t receive an email, what do I do?

Please go to the Medical Marijuana Use website and click “Forgot Password” on the login page. Enter in your email address and click “Submit.” If the website says email not found- contact us! Otherwise, please check your email for the temporary password.

I received the email and signed in, what’s next?

After you have changed your password as per the state’s DOH rules, you will go to the “Your Card” tab. There, you will:

  1. Upload photo and proof of residency (If you have a FL license it will connect to the FL Highway Safety of Motor Vehicle office and pull this information for you, if you are a seasonal resident you will need to provide a digital passport photo for the photo requirement and your documents for proof of residency.)
  2. Sign your application
  3. Pay the $75 state fee (+$2.75 for card processing)

More detailed directions were given to you in your New Patient folder  and the link to the state’s instructional guides is  https://knowthefactsmmj.com/registry/#instructional-guides.

I’ve finished the registration process; can I go to the dispensary yet?

For patients with FL drivers license it should be active immediately for seasonal resident it will take 5-10 business days for the electronic approval.

Hard copy cards can take 1-2 weeks to get to you after the electronic approval- you are able to use your driver’s license when you go into the dispensaries and they can pull you up in the system.

Okay, now what exactly comes in an order?

Great question! At our facility, we understand that Cannabis is a personalized treatment option. We know that it may be necessary to try a few products before finding the best solution for you. This is why you have access to large allotments. When we issue an order, we issue them for 28,000 milligrams for each of the six delivery routes (Inhalation, Oral, Edibles, Sublingual, Topical, and Suppository) per seventy (70) day period. For Medical Marijuana whole flower, we issue the state maximum amount of 2.5 ounces (70.87grams) per thirty-five (35) day period. The very high amounts makes it unlikely to run out of milligrams, allowing you to keep making purchases. Sample 210 day (7 Month) breakdown below:

Smokable Six 35 day recommendations 2.5 ounces
Inhalation Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Edibles Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Oral Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Topical Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Sublingual Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Suppository Three 70 day recommendations 28,000
Why do I get 28,000 milligrams?

A medical marijuana recommendation is not a prescription. Given its proven safety and the fact that we are trying to help people avoid deadly medications like opioids and benzodiazepines we are providing you with a substantially above average dose per day. Please start low and slowly increase your dose to avoid adverse reaction. if you have any type of adverse reaction please stop and come see Dr Pulido immediately.

My recommendations/orders expired! Do I need to come in to see the doctor?

You can schedule an appointment to come in here or give us a call at 904-586-0041 and we can assist you.

My card is expiring soon! What do I do?

45 days before the expiration of your card, access to renewing your card opens on your account. You will complete the same process you did for your initial application on the states website https://mmuregistry.flhealth.gov/

Am I allowed to get medical marijuana and own a gun in Florida?

This can get complicated but to sum it up: If you are a medical marijuana patient and try to buy a gun at a dealer, you will have to fill out a Firearms Transaction Record and question 11e on that form asks if you are currently an unlawful user of controlled substances with a warning that even state-legal medical marijuana is illegal under federal law and counts in this instance.

When this question is marked yes, the application is automatically denied. So you will be unable to purchase a gun from a dealer. The medical marijuana law itself does not mention guns at all. Guns you already own & medical cannabis in Florida are not addressed anywhere.

Getting a concealed weapons permit & medical marijuana is not addressed anywhere, however, Florida elected officials have stated on the record that you can have both and one does not affect the other. You can still purchase guns in a private sale as there is no Firearm Transaction Record form. As far as we can tell, to legally buy a new gun from a dealer a current medical marijuana patient would need to let their card expire, buy the gun, and then renew their card. Please note this is not proper legal advice and you should consult with a lawyer if you have further questions.


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Some of the most common questions regarding medical cannabis in Florida and how to receive a recommendation are answered on this page. If you still have unanswered questions, contact us and speak to a certified physician.
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Change Your Marijuana Doctor?


Whether you are joining us or leaving us, we want to make things easy for you. To make changes we need to go through the OMMU.

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Get Your Medical Certification


It can be hard to know exactly what you need to do to get medical marijuana and the relief you need. Don’t worry, Dr. Pulido is here to help.

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Florida Marijuana Law Breakdown


Our intent is to take the entire statute and break it down piece by piece and try to make it as clear as possible.

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