Medical Marijuana faq, Alternative Medicines

Medical Marijuana Bradenton, Medical Marijuana Sarasota, Medical Cannabis Florida

Am I a candidate for Medical Marijuana?

The Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients are bound by Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution and 381.986 Florida Statutes.  Amendment 2, and the expanded qualifying medical conditions, became effective on January 3, 2017. 

How do I begin the application process?

Each individual is required to come into our office as a new patient for an evaluation to review their medical history, and substantiate a diagnosis that allows Dr. Rucker to recommend alternative medicines medical marijuana.  Medical Marijuana and IV Therapy can be used together, and are examples of alternative medicine we can use on some of our cancer patients (i.e. alternative medicine breast cancer and alternative medicine pancreatic cancer).

Once I get a recommendation from your office, what happens next?

After establishing a relationship with our office, you will be required to send in an application to the State of Florida for a Compassionate Use Registry Card which requires a passport photo, proof of residency, and a $75 fee.

Once my application is approved, where do I purchase medical marijuana?

Once your application has been approved by the State of Florida our office will provide a medical marijuana prescription and you can go to any of the licensed dispensing organizations to purchase your medical marijuana.

Can you bill insurance?

We do not bill insurance for medical marijuana.

What are the costs?

A new patient visit is $300, which includes the initial consultation and the state mandated 70 day prescription that allows you to purchase medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary.  Once your prescription has expired you will need to make a follow up appointment to renew your 70 day prescription.  Follow up appointments are $150.