Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE:  This website is intended as informational, and is not meant as, and should not be construed as medical advice.  Patients should consult with Doctor Lyn concerning specific questions.

Is cannabis legal?

Cannabis is not legal federally, and is considered a Schedule I drug. However, states can legalize cannabis for medical or recreational use without the need for federal permission, to put it simply. Unfortunately, this means people can still be federally prosecuted for cannabis, even in states that have legalized it.

We recommend not carrying your cannabis when traveling to other states, and keeping to within the confines of the law in terms of the amount you can carry or grow.

*reference for state-by-state guidelines about legal concerns: http: http://norml.org/legal/item/florida-medical-marijuana-law

What do I need to qualify for a medical marijuana card?

Qualifying conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s 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
How do I get a medical marijuana card?

How to get a medical marijuana card.

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How much does it cost to get a recommendation letter and MMJ card?
$149 initial visit – medical evaluation and design medical marijuana treatment plan
$99 per follow up visit, reevaluation, medicinal marijuana refill recommendations
$75 application fee implemented by the state for FL Medical Marijuana Registry
Is there a difference between applying online and going to see a doctor in person?

Applying online thru eVisit is a safe private HIPPA regulated space to meet with Doctor Lyn. Medical and behavioral health examination will be performed in person.  A qualifying physician must evaluate the patient once every 30 weeks before issuing a new certification. Doctor Lyn will determine the frequency of their patient visits.

What about privacy and security?

We are 100% secure and HIPAA compliant. Medical Marijuana Registry is maintained by the FL state health department, not law enforcement departments. Law enforcement can only search your Registry ID number by looking at your card and running it through a database.

*more info regarding privacy: https://evisit.com/privacy-policy

Is Medical Marijuana safe?

One of marijuana’s greatest advantages as a medicine is its remarkable safety. It has little effect on major physiological functions. Marijuana is also far less addictive and far less subject to abuse than many drugs now used as muscle relaxants, hypnotics, and analgesics. Cannabis has an extraordinarily high estimated lethal dose, equivalent to smoking approximately 1,500 pounds in 15 minutes, a physical impossibility.  You are less likely to overdose or die from too much medicinal marijuana use.

Is Medical Marijuana the same as Recreational Marijuana?

No. The main difference is in the THC content. Medical marijuana has a THC content of 0.8% or less and a cannabidiol content of 10% or more. Recreational marijuana has a THC content of 5-30%. Medical marijuana is non-euphoric and does not significantly affect cognitive and motor skills. Recreational marijuana is highly euphoric, and can cause cognitive deficiencies and motor dysfunctions.

Several factors distinguish these two categories of cannabis. A key difference: intent. For example, people who use marijuana recreationally often smoke it to achieve a high rather than its therapeutic properties to treat a chronic condition. THC is the mind-altering chemical in marijuana primarily responsible for producing euphoria. This chemical may also decrease pain, inflammation and muscle control problems.

Will low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis be tested and inspected?
Yes. Low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis must be processed within an enclosed structure away from other plants and products. Dispensing organizations are required to test the processed low-THC cannabis and medical cannabis before they are dispensed. The results must be verified and signed by two employees of the dispensary. The dispensing organization must reserve two processed samples from each batch and retain them for at least nine months.
Cannabis test results must indicate that low-THC cannabis meets the definition of low-THC cannabis and that all medical and low-THC cannabis is safe for human consumption and free from contaminants.
The dispensing organization must also contract with an independent testing laboratory to perform audits on the dispensing organization’s standard operating procedures, testing records and samples.
Who can be a qualified patient's legal representative?
A legal representative is a qualified patient’s parent, legal guardian acting pursuant to a court’s authorization as required under section 744.3215(4), Florida Statutes health care surrogate acting pursuant to the qualified patient’s written consent or a court’s authorization as required under section 765.113, Florida Statutes or an individual who is authorized under a power of attorney to make healthcare decisions on behalf of the qualified patient.
Who can purchase cannabis from a dispensing organization?

Dispensing organizations may only provide low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis or a cannabis delivery device to a qualified patient or a qualified patient’s legal representative.

Patients my present temporary or permanent Medical Marijuana Registry Card to purchase the product.

How can a patient purchase low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis?

A qualified patient must first seek treatment from a qualified physician immediately preceding their order for low-THC or medical cannabis. Once the ordering physician inputs the patient’s information and the order information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, the patient or the patient’s legal representative will then be able to contact one of the seven licensed dispensing organizations and fill the order. Recently there was approval for 10 licenses to grow medical marijuana, therefore by 2018 we should have several dispensaries to choose from.

Can patients obtain low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana if they do not have one of the qualifying conditions?

No. Physicians may only order low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis for patients diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions.

How much low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis can a qualifying physician order for a patient?

Qualifying physicians can order no more than a 70-day supply and a cannabis delivery device needed by the patient for the medical use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.

What is a cannabis delivery device?

A cannabis delivery device is an object intended for use or designed for use in preparing, storing, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis into the body.

Who is eligible to receive an order for medical cannabis products?

A qualified physician may only order medical cannabis for a patient with a terminal condition that is attested to by the patient’s physician and confirmed by a second independent evaluation by a board-certified physician in an appropriate specialty for that condition. Patient is defined in section 499.0295, Florida Statutes.
Florida law defines a terminal condition as a “progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible even with the administration of available treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will result in death within one year after diagnosis if the condition runs its normal course.”

What are the requirements to become a qualifying patient?

Florida law has several requirements for patients to be eligible to receive low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.
•A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.
•A patient must be a Florida resident.
•If under the age of 18, a patient must have a second physician agree to the use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis in order to obtain an order from a qualified physician.
•A patient must have tried other treatments without success.
•An ordering physician must determine the risks of using low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis are reasonable in light of the benefit to the patient.
•A patient must be registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) by their ordering physician