Medical cannabis Florida doctor, Dr. Tirmal, works with patients on a daily basis to help them to determine whether medical cannabis is the right course of symptom relief for them. During that process, many patients ask questions about medical marijuana, so today we’re going to share some of those questions and their answers!
Medical Cannabis Florida Doctor Answers Your FAQs
Q: Can I get a medical marijuana card for any health condition if I feel like it will help?
A: No. In the state of Florida, medical marijuana card holders must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition in order to be approved by the state.
Qualifying medical marijuana conditions in Florida include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed
- Terminal illness
- Chronic nonmalignant pain
What is a condition of the same kind of class or comparable to those listed?
This phrase means conditions that are similar in class. For example, epilepsy and seizure disorders share common debilitating symptoms and would be considered of the same kind of class or comparable.
What qualifies as a condition as being debilitating?
A condition is considered debilitating when it interferes with your daily life or limits your regular activity. For example, epilepsy seizure activity can interfere with a patient’s daily life preventing them from driving, from holding down a fulltime job, etc.
Q: Can the Doctor Diagnose Me With a Condition That Requires Medical Marijuana Treatment and Prescribe Medical Marijuana?
A: You should already have a diagnosed condition before pursing medical marijuana treatment, this diagnosis should come from a qualified, licensed physician. Your medical marijuana physician will then talk with you about this diagnosis and your symptoms and determine whether you are a good candidate for medical marijuana treatment.
Q: Do I Have to Pay a Fee To Consult With Dr. Tirmal?
A: Your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Tirmal is free of charge. During this telephone conversation, Dr. Tirmal will ask you a variety of questions about your health and current medical diagnosis. After asking you a range of questions about your health and why you believe medical marijuana might be a solution for you, the doctor will be able to make a recommendation as to whether medical marijuana would be helpful in treating your symptoms.
Q: Can I Get A Medical Marijuana Card Online?
A: No. By law, in the state of Florida, you must visit the office of your medical marijuana physician to be permitted a medical marijuana card. At The Medical Marijuana Dr. we make this process as easy as possible due to COVID-19. We conduct every portion of your appointment online and require that you come by our office momentarily during a finalizing short appointment. This way, you and everyone in our office, have minimal exposure with each other. We do remind you to please wear your mask during your appointment, however, for added peace of mind for everyone!
Q: Does Dr. Tirmal Give Me My Medical Marijuana Card At My Appointment?
A: No. While Dr. Tirmal can approve you for medical marijuana treatment, you must fill in a card application with the state of Florida and they will determine whether or not you are approved for treatment. Once processed, the state will send you an email letting you know.
Q: If I Have a Medical Marijuana Card, Can I Buy Any Marijuana?
A: NO! When you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you MUST obtain your treatment from licensed and regulated dispensaries in Florida. Buying illegal marijuana isn’t just a crime (even if you have a valid prescription,) it is also not a strain that has been optimized for your health.
Medical marijuana differs from street marijuana. When your doctor writes you a prescription for medical cannabis, they make specific recommendations of marijuana strains that would be beneficial for you based on your symptoms. For example, some strains of medical cannabis have more calming properties while others have a sleep inducing impact. To get the right treatment for you, you must always follow your doctors recommendations.
Are You Looking For a Medical Cannabis Florida Doctor?
If you are looking for a reputable and experienced medical cannabis doctor in Florida who can discuss medical cannabis treatment with you, Dr. Tirmal is more than happy to help! To set up your free online medical marijuana consultation with Dr. Tirmal, just use our easy to use booking system!