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Application Approval Process

In June 2017, Senate Bill 8A amended section 381.989, Florida Statutes, and includes provisions directing the Florida Department of Health to develop a statewide public service education campaign to inform and educate Floridians on newly established medical marijuana laws and the importance of responsible use.

As Florida’s Official Source for Responsible Use, the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use is dedicated to offering the most current and accurate information surrounding medical marijuana in Florida.


The current processing time for the entire application review process is 10 business days from the date of submission. Payments take five (5) business days from the date they are submitted to fully process and post in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Once your payment processes, the application review period can take up to an additional five (5) business days. If any part of an application is rejected for missing or invalid documentation, the processing time will be delayed.

Patients and caregivers must annually submit an application to maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card. Renewal applications may only be submitted beginning 45 days prior to your card expiring.

Items and documentation needed to apply for your card:

Photo

  • For online applications: 
    • The Registry is connected to the Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s State ID system. If there is a match to the information supplied by your physician, your state ID or driver’s license photo is automatically added to your application.
  • For paper applications:
    • Submit a full-face, passport-type, color photograph taken in front of a plain white background within the last 90 days, and 2×2 inches in size.

Proof of Residency

  • For online and paper applications:
    • Per Florida law:
      • Adult applicants (patients and caregivers) must submit a copy of a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card.
      • Seasonal residents who do not possess a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card must submit a copy of two of the following documents:
        • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
        • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
        • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
        • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
      • Minor patients must submit a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current record of registration from a Florida K-12 school, and a copy of the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian’s valid Florida driver’s license or identification card.
  • For all forms of residency, the name and address on the document(s) provided must match the name and address provided in the application.

Signature

  • For online applications:
    • Electronically sign your application once your photo and proof of residency have been uploaded. Type your first and last name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes. Then click “Submit My Card Application.”
  • For paper applications:
    • Print and sign your name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes on the final page of the application.

Payment

  • For online applications:
    • Once you submit your application, a button will appear that reads: “Click Here to Pay Online.” Click that button to access the Bill2Pay system to supply your payment information. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted.
    • A $2.75 convenience fee applies to each online payment.
    • If your payment is declined, a $15 service fee will be charged to your account.
  • For paper applications:
    • Include a $75 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health with your application. Please remember to include on it your Patient ID Number and DOB.

Additional Information

Caregivers

Patients who are minors must designate a caregiver on his or her application and in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. All caregivers must be added to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and submit a complete application to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to obtain an identification card. Further requirements of caregivers can be found under section 381.986(6), Florida Statutes.

Change, Replace or Surrender Your ID Card

In order to change, replace or surrender your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card, please fill out the Change, Replacement or Surrender Request form and mail it, along with the $15 processing fee, to:

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313

Renewal Applications

To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or caregiver must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. Please do not submit a renewal application until you are within the forty-five (45) day window of your card expiring. Identification cards expire one year after the date of approval. The expiration date of the identification card is printed on the front of the card. Patients and caregivers may renew their identification card via paper or electronic application. If submitting a paper application, please ensure the Renewal Application box is checked on the top of page 3 of the application.


Access the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to renew your identification card.