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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card


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ICC will enter your email address into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to start enrollment.

Online Application

Complete the online application once you have your login.


Temporary Card

You can be issued a temporary card until you receive your Florida Medical Marijuana Card in the mail.


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We are here to guide you through the process of getting your medical marijuana card.

We find that patients have a wide range of questions regarding medical marijuana. The most frequent questions we get is “What is the process to get your medical marijuana card?”, so we put together a step by step Guide To Obtaining Your Medical Marijuana Card.

1.  See Dr. Gregory R. Sonn D.O for your initial Medical Marijuana Certification.

2.  Send in your application.

3.  Allow the Florida Department of Health to process your application.

4.  Receive a temporary card via email until you receive your Florida Medical Marijuana Card in the mail.

5.  Fill orders at a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC).

The Best Medical Marijuana Doctor’s in the State

Dr. Gregory R. Sonn D.O

dr sonn profile

Dr. Sonn, dually boarded in both family practice and palliative medicine, is a local physician who grew up in Fort Myers. After graduating from Cypress Lake middle and high school, he attended Florida Atlantic University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While attending medical school at Kansas City Medical Bio-Sciences, he met his lovely wife Alisa. After completing his residency in family practice, Dr. Sonn worked with a well-established primary care provider in Fort Lauderdale. His work experience brought him to a large number of geriatric patients. As he continued to work with these patients, it became clear that they were underrepresented and in need of more specialized, dedicated physicians.

These experiences paved the way for more education and study, which eventually led to his secondary certification in palliative and hospice care. As his daughter Sara prepared for elementary school, it became clear that a move to Fort Myers would be more beneficial.

Since 2008, Dr. Sonn has worked with Hope Healthcare Services here in Fort Myers. After more than a decade of caring for patients who suffered from chronic diseases, Dr. Sonn realized that traditional medical practice (using only traditional medicines and therapies) would not be sufficient for his own health and well-being. This began yet another journey of learning.

Dr. Sonn’s education and experiences in family practice and integrative medicine have given him a great knowledge base of complimentary and alternative medicines. Couple this with over a decade of palliative care using conventional treatments, and it is easy to see why he is the ideal physician. Dr. Sonn is excited to be able to legally “prescribe” or recommend legal forms of cannabinoids to his patients in need. A firm believer in the benefits of medical marijuana, Dr. Sonn hopes that the law makers of Florida further support patient’s rights and allow further deregulation.

Dr. Heather Metchick

Dr. Heather Metchick is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and is the owner/founder of Coastal Women’s Health in New Smyrna Beach. She grew up in Stuart, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida, followed by St. George’s University School of Medicine. After completing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Hartford, Connecticut, she returned to her roots in Florida and became the owner and founder of Coastal Women’s Health in New Smyrna Beach. She has been serving Volusia County since 2004 in private practice, caring for women with gynecology needs. Caring for women is a delicate art, and includes common conditions such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain. As medical marijuana gained momentum in Florida it became clear to Dr. Metchick that this is a safe and effective way to treat many of the conditions that she was treating with traditional medicine. On a more personal level, Dr. Metchick witnessed several family members suffer with chronic medical conditions that have been shown to be relieved with medical marijuana. She felt a strong desire to expand her medical care to reach a broader patient base who could benefit and improve their quality of life by recommending medical marijuana.

Port Orange Cannabis Clinic FAQ's

A medical marijuana doctor is a licensed physician trained to evaluate and recommend medical cannabis as a treatment for various conditions. They assess patients to determine if their medical issues qualify under state laws for cannabis use, offer advice on cannabis strains, dosages, and consumption methods, and provide documentation allowing legal access to medical marijuana. Their role is crucial in guiding patients through the treatment process, ensuring safe and effective use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. For more specific information, please refer to detailed sources on medical cannabis practice.

A medical marijuana doctor specializes in the therapeutic use of cannabis and has specific training or certification to recommend medical cannabis to patients. Unlike regular physicians, who may not be able to legally recommend cannabis due to varying laws and lack of specialized training, medical marijuana doctors are equipped to navigate the legal and medical nuances of prescribing cannabis for certain health conditions. They play a crucial role in assessing patient eligibility under state laws, recommending appropriate cannabis usage, and advising on dosage and treatment plans specifically related to medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana doctors typically have a standard medical degree and are licensed physicians. In addition to their general medical training, they undergo specialized training in the use of medical cannabis. This includes understanding the legal regulations, therapeutic benefits, potential risks, and clinical applications of cannabis. Specifically in FL, a physician may only order low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana if he or she holds an active, unrestricted license as a physician under Chapter 458, Florida Statutes, or an osteopathic physician under Chapter 459, Florida Statutes.

Additionally, a qualified physician must have successfully completed a course and examination titled Florida Physician Medical Marijuana Course. Completion of the course and exam is required each time the physician renews his or her medical license.

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During your initial consultation with a medical marijuana doctor, you can expect to discuss your medical history, current health issues, and treatment goals. The doctor will evaluate whether your condition qualifies for medical marijuana treatment under state laws. You’ll likely discuss the potential benefits, risks, and side effects of using medical cannabis. The doctor may also talk about different strains, dosages, and consumption methods suitable for your needs. It’s a good opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns you might have about using medical marijuana for your condition.

Yes, for your appointment with a medical marijuana doctor, you’ll typically need to provide your medical records or documentation that outlines your medical history and current condition. This information helps the doctor assess your eligibility for medical marijuana treatment under state guidelines and tailor the treatment to your specific health needs. If records are not available, just give us a call and we can discuss your conditions and how to handle them.

Medical marijuana doctors evaluate whether a patient’s condition aligns with the state’s qualifying medical conditions for cannabis treatment. They review medical history, symptoms, and previous treatments. The specific criteria can vary by state, including Cancer, MS, Glaucoma, HIV, Epilepsy, PTSD, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, neurological disorders, and many other serious health issues. Always check your local regulations for a complete list of qualifying conditions.

Yes, a medical marijuana doctor can help with dosage recommendations and strain selection based on your specific medical condition, symptoms, and treatment goals. They consider factors like THC and CBD ratios, as well as the different effects of Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains, to recommend the most appropriate type for your needs.

Whether your primary care physician is informed of your visit to a medical marijuana doctor depends on you and your personal preferences regarding sharing your medical information. Generally, medical information is protected under privacy laws, and sharing it would require your consent. If you wish for your primary care physician to be informed, you might need to provide explicit permission.

Yes, a medical marijuana doctor can guide you in transitioning from other medications to medical marijuana. They’ll assess your current medications, medical condition, and how cannabis might be integrated into your treatment plan. This transition should be closely monitored for efficacy and safety.

The frequency of follow-up visits with a medical marijuana doctor after receiving your recommendation is 210 days in FL. You also need to pay the State of FL $77.75 annually to keep your card active.

Yes, you can use telemedicine services to consult with your certified medical marijuana doctor on your follow-up visits. New patients and transfers must see the patient in person at least one time. This can provide a convenient way for patients to access medical cannabis evaluations and recommendations without the need for in-person visits.

Yes, medical marijuana doctors can provide guidance on various consumption methods, including smoking, vaping, or edibles. They can help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each method and recommend the most suitable option based on your condition, lifestyle, and treatment goals. Always consult with your doctor for personalized advice.

If you experience any adverse effects or have concerns about your treatment plan, it’s important to contact your medical marijuana doctor immediately. They can assess your symptoms, make necessary adjustments to your treatment, or provide further medical advice. Keeping open communication with your healthcare provider ensures your treatment remains safe and effective.

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Port Orange Cannabis Clinic
209 Dunlawton Ave, Suite 16
Port Orange, FL 32127

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