Will I qualify?
At your certification appointment, our physicians will talk with you about the medical condition that qualifies you for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program. The doctor may talk with you about other treatments aside from medical marijuana. Rarely, the doctor may request more documents if your records are not enough to meet the state requirements. After review and approval, the doctor will produce the documents needed for the state application. If you do not qualify, you will not be charged.
Will the Certification Center be discreet?
We always seek to be protective of your reputation. The office you walk into doesn’t have MARIJUANA written all over it. There is no GIANT MARIJUANA LEAF all over the door. You walk into a medical office and visit with a doctor. Our Receipts and Records Request forms come from a Doctor’s Office, NOT from a Medical Marijuana Office (AND our receipt is a valid medical expense for tax purposes.) It is your decision whether your doctor or the neighbors know anything about your business. We maintain the full confidentiality required by law. Other than submitting your application, we never report or submit ANYTHING to any agency. We are the most discreet Florida Medical Marijuana Card services you can find.
Will Medical Marijuana help me?
Medical Marijuana was made illegal for dubious reasons, but before that, it was one of the most prescribed medicines in the United States Pharmacopeia, and this is because it works for a wide range of conditions. In some cases it is curative, but mose it reduces symptoms and improves quality of life.
Because it is so safe, it is worth trying if you have an approved condition.
Is it safe?
Medical marijuana is one of the safest medications available. Period. There has not been a single death recorded from an overdose of cannabis. Most of the few significant negative events with cannabis involve untreated or latent schizophrenia. Chronic use of cannabis causes no organ damage, and it has been shown that, in adults, the cognitive effects sometimes associated with chronic cannabis use dissipate when cannabis intake is discontinued. This is in contrast to even acetaminophen which causes thousands of hospitalisations and kills hundreds of americans every year. (Statistics)
What is the process?
In most cases, you must have a prior diagnosis with one of the conditions above. This means that you must have a chart note from a healthcare provider proving your diagnosis, and mentioning the treatment that was offered.
You can submit a records request through our online records form. It will be sent to your doctor automatically, and hopefully, they will fax us the records.
In some cases, like obvious physical conditions, the doctor can diagnose in the visit, and records are not necessary, but the visit may require more time, and an additional charge may apply.
After the visit, we submit your application to Florida Health. It takes 30 days to receive the approval email. After that, you call us and we submit an order for cannabis products based on your condition and preferences. The maximum time for a certification is 210 days, so you would have to renew your card after that time.
Will I be charged for the visit even if I don’t qualify?
If you do not qualify, we will not charge you. At your certification appointment, the physician will talk with you about the medical condition that qualifies you for the Medical Marijuana Program. The doctor may talk with you about other treatments aside from medical marijuana. Rarely, the doctor may request more documents if your records are not enough to meet the state requirements. After review and approval, the doctor will produce the documents needed for the state application. Please note that insurance companies do not cover medical marijuana consultations or the state’s medical marijuana application fee. After the visit, we take it from there!