- How do I get certified to recommend cannabis treatment to patients?
Successfully complete the Florida Medical Association course and examination. This course and examination is required each time you renew your medical license. For more information, visit Office of Compassionate Use.
- How do I register with the Office of Compassionate Use as a recommending physician?
Once you have successfully completed the Florida Medical Association course and examination, visit the Compassionate Use Registry system here. Click "login" and then click "New Physician." Then enter in your information. It is that simple!
- What is the difference between Low-THC Cannabis and Medical Cannabis?
Low-THC cannabis has very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC and does not usually produce the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. Patients with cancer or a condition that causes chronic seizures or muscle spasms may qualify to receive low-THC cannabis.
Medical Cannabis can contain sufficient levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC to produce the “high” commonly associated with cannabis. If a patient is suffering from a condition that has been determined to be terminal by two physicians, he or she may qualify for medical cannabis.
- Does Trulieve home deliver?
Yes, we will deliver your order to your door anywhere in Florida. Give us a call at 1-844-TRULIEV (878-5438) or visit our online shop to place your order.
Delivery fee is $25 for regular delivery and $40 for rush delivery.
- Do Florida patients have to obtain a medical cannabis ID card?
Yes. All patients and legal representatives must obatin an identification card.
Patients and patient legal representatives must fill out the appropriate application and submit it to the department of health along with the following.
- A copy of your Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or other proof of residency.
- A $75 check or money order (application fee) made out to Florida Department of Health.
- A passport-style, color photograph (2x2 inches in size) taken within the 90 days immediately preceding application.
If you are applying for a child under the age of 18, you must also include:
- A designated legal representative.
- A copy of the parent’s or designated legal representative’s proof of residency.
Application packets should be mailed to:
Florida Department of Health
ATTN: Office of Compassionate Use
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
You may also visit any of our locations for application assistance including taking your photo.
- When does Amendment 2 take effect?
According to the Florida Department of Health Office of Compassionate Use, it became effective on January 3, 2017.
Visit the Office of Compassionate Use to learn more.
- What medical conditions are covered under Amendment 2?
Conditions under Amendment 2 are:
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
Other debilitating medical conditions are those for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient is also permitted under Amendment 2.
- Do you have any guidance on dosing?
For tips on dosing and specific conditions, visit DrTrulieve.com.
- Do you employ any medical professionals?
Yes. We have a medical director and a full-time clinical nurse educator.
Our Medical Director is Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith, a licensed Florida physician. Our Clinical Nurse Educator is a registered nurse.
- Are there any proven medical benefits of medical cannabis?
Yes. Visit DrTrulieve.com to browse clinical studies and research on the efficacy medical cannabis.
- Does Trulieve have any RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) products?
Yes. Currently we have 50mg capsules available that are filled with RSO.
- Can medical cannabis be smoked?
No. It is currently against Florida law to smoke any cannabis products, even if it is medically related.
You can however vaporize medical cannabis. Vaporizing is smokeless, as the vaporizer simply converts oil or ground flower into a natural vapor. Trulieve has two options for vaporizing: standard handheld vaporizer and a vape pen. View our product page to learn more.