Frequently asked questions
What is medical marijuana?
The two major components of medical cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC provides the psychoactivity of cannabis. However, it also provides pain relief, muscle relaxation, and appetite stimulation. THC has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion with other medical applications in providing alleviation of seizures and dystonia, reducing intraocular pressure. CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory properties.
What are the delivery routes for CBD and medical cannabis products ?
Inhalation – Effects are quick within 1-2 minutes and last several hours. Vaporizers heat cannabis to temperatures to release cannabinoids without the toxins from combustion. Flower (2.5 ounces/month) is now available in the state of Florida.
Capsules– Effects occur in approximately 90 minutes, and last longer, approximately 6-8 hours. Monitoring dosage is important since the effects may take longer to realize.
Sublingual Tinctures – Effects occur in 30-60 minutes and last 6-8 hours.
Topical – Rarely psychoactive, but very high doses may result in psychoactive effects. Provides localized pain relief.
What are the steps necessary to obtain your Medical Marijuana Card?
If you a Florida or seasonal resident and have one of the qualifying conditions , you will consult with one of our State certified physicians. During this visit, the physician will confirm the qualifying diagnosis and issue a recommended cannabis treatment plan that is valid for seven months. We will then upload your profile into the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry and assist you in the process of applying for the medical card from the State of Florida.
Who is eligible for a medical marijuana card?
A patient with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, PTSD, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, and other conditions.
What type of medical records are required/accepted for my certification?
We accept any prior medical history/record that portrays and reflects a qualifying diagnosis. Accepted medical records may also be any pharmacy prescription records, cancer treatment records, medical diagnosis by certified physicians, psychiatry, and more. Feel free to contact your nearest Miracle Leaf location for specific questions regarding your medical records.
How old do I need to be to get my card?
You need to be 18 to receive a medical marijuana card. However, if you are under the age of 18 a second physician must concur with the primary physician’s diagnosis.
Where can I purchase medical marijuana?
Dispensaries are privately licensed companies in Florida that provide medical cannabis. You may go to a dispensary location or call for delivery to your home.