Become a Medical Cannabis Patient

In 2017, Senate Bill 8A cleared the way for medical cannabis use in the Sunshine State. It is now available to Florida’s “qualified” patients.

Benefits of Cannabis

In recent years, various studies has shown the potential palliative effects of using cannabis for many conditions and symptoms:

Anxiety

Insomnia

Nausea

Chronic
Pain

Loss of
Appetite

Muscle
Spasticity

Inflammation

Migraines

Seizures

Qualifying Conditions

Cancer
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
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 above
A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
Chronic nonmalignant pain

5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Qualified Patient

DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY.

Visit a qualified physician and receive a diagnosis for a qualifying medical condition.

Use the Medical Marijuana Qualified Ordering Physician Search tool to find a qualifying ordering physician by location and specialty.

GIVE VOLUNTARY, WRITTEN, INFORMED CONSENT.

During your visit, fill out the necessary documentations and consent forms from your physician.

REGISTER YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION.

Your physician will enter you into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. (If you have a caregiver who helps you, they must also be registered and issued an ID card.)

APPLY FOR YOUR REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARD.

Complete an electronic or paper Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Application provided by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. There is a $75 fee to apply.

FILL YOUR ORDER.

Choose your products on our site or give our patient care team a call for additional help. We currently offer free statewide delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: To become a qualified patient, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • If under the age of 18, must have a second physician agree to the use of medical cannabis to obtain a certification from a qualified physician
  • Must be registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by a certified physician

A: 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

A: Visit the Medical Marijuana Qualified Ordering Physician Search tool to find a qualifying ordering physician by location and specialty.

A: Once your application is approved by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), you are eligible to place an order with GrowHealthy using a temporary or permanent ID card. GrowHealthy currently offers free statewide delivery Monday-Saturday. Please call us at (800) 619-5288 between 9am and 5pm ET to speak with a GrowHealthy patient care representative and place an order. You may also place an order online 24/7 and a patient care representative will call you within 24 hours to confirm your order.

A: We currently offer vape cartridges, tinctures, and syringes with specific formulations to deliver effective, targeted therapies—and exceptional results. Whether you are seeking relief from pain or deep relaxation, GrowHealthy’s MIND, BODY, and BALANCE products can help.

  • MIND: High THC
  • BODY: High CBD
  • BALANCE: 1:1 CBD to THC

Visit our online shop page to view the latest products we offer. Please note that we update our menu daily.

A: We always advise our patients to follow their physicians’ recommendations. As a general rule, start with a low dose and wait at least an hour for the onset of effects. If the desired effects are not reached, gradually increase your dose each day. Our patient care representatives are available Monday-Saturday to answer any questions, 9am-5pm ET. Please call us at (800) 619-5288.

A: At GrowHealthy, we offer several types of varieties that have different ratios of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). For patients that do not want to experience the “high” associated with cannabis, we recommend our BODY products, which are high in CBD. For patients interested in exploring the therapeutic and mental effects of THC for the first time, we recommend our BALANCE products, which have a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC.

A: While we have experts that create products that are consistent in potency and formulation to deliver effective and targeted therapies, cannabis affects each individual differently. We encourage our patients to keep a journal with specific dates, times, and dosage amounts to track how much he or she may need to feel the desired effects of the product. If you are still not receiving the relief and therapy that you need, please call (800) 619-5288 to speak with a patient care representative.

A: The team at GrowHealthy strives to make medicine accessible to the patients of Florida. We currently offer the following discounts. Discounts may not be combined.

  • First Time Patients – Receive $25 off each order of $50 or more. Offer valid for the first three orders of $50 or more.
  • Military and Veterans – 25% off your entire purchase. Military discounts require a Military Service ID or Military Veterans ID and a SOF DOH OMMR card.
  • Financial Hardship – 20% off your entire purchase. To qualify, patients must provide evidence of ONE of the following:
    • Supplemental Security Income benefit verification letter

OR

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) statement from the current year

A: As an existing GrowHealthy patient, you can introduce friends to the health benefit of cannabis and earn up to $300 in credit.

  • Receive your referral code. Contact us at (800) 619-5288 to get your personal referral code. This is the member ID that we’ll use to keep track of your referrals and your credits.
  • Spread the word! Share your positive experience with GrowHealthy with your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers.
  • When they place an order, you get paid. When your newly-referred, qualified patient places an order—provides your personal referral code—you receive up to $300 in GrowHealthy credit.
    • Receive $75 for their first order
    • Receive $100 for their second order
    • Receive $125 for their third order

To learn more, speak with a patient care representative at (800) 619-5288.

A: We are in the process of opening up various dispensaries across the state. To enhance our commitment to GrowHealthy patients, we are offering free home delivery while our dispensaries are under construction. For additional information on when we deliver to your area, please visit our delivery page.

A: Our team of product experts are constantly working on new formulations across various ingestion methods to better serve our patients’ needs. To stay up to date on the latest product releases, join our GrowHealthy members list. Please visit the patients page to sign up for new products, promotions, and dispensary openings!