What is Medical Marijuana?

The marijuana plant contains many chemical compounds that are used to treat a range of illnesses and symptoms. The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of “approved” medical conditions.

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How Can Medical Marijuana Help Me?

In the State of Florida Medical Marijuana is approved for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualifying physician issuing the 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

Getting Certified

  1. Schedule an appointment with Dr Khalilah Weston
  2. You must be a Florida Resident with a valid Photo ID
  3. Once Dr Weston determines that you have a qualifying medical condition and you become eligible for medical marijuana, you will then be registered into the Compassionate Use Registry and given instructions on obtaining your medical marijuana ID card
  4. Once you have your ID card, you will be able to obtain your medical marijuana from any dispensary
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What to expect during your consultation?

  • Dr Weston will determine if you have a qualifying condition.
  • If you have a qualifying condition, you will then be entered into the compassionate use registry.
  • You will receive your P Number along with the application to provide to the state or your may register for your identification card online.
  • The initial consultation is $200, plus $50 for two refills in 6 months.
  • 6 month follow up visit is $150 (re-certifications for the qualified patient must occur at least once every 210 days).

How do I get my medication?

  • Dr Weston will enter a 70 day supply of your medication on your first visit.
  • We will automatically refill your prescription 2 times before your next visit.
  • If the medication is not working and you need to make changes, you will need to make an appointment in person or via telemedicine to discuss with Dr Weston.

How do I take medical marijuana?

  • Medical marijuana is available in inhalation, oral and topical products.
  • Inhalation (vape) allows for a quick onset of action and will last 3-4 hours.
  • Oral preparations- tinctures and capsules- take effect in 1-2 hours and will last 5-8 hours.

When do I have to renew my medical marijuana ID card?

  • It is required by the State of Florida to renew your ID card at least 45 days before the expiration date on your ID card every year.
  • Do not renew your card before 60 days of the expiration date on your card; The Marijuana State Registry will view this as a duplicate and will reject the application and assess a fee of $35 when re-submitting your paperwork.
  • The renewal fee is $75.

When do I have to recertify to continue to using medical marijuana?

  • The State of Florida requires you to see your doctor for follow up every 6-7 months to recertify.