Obtaining your medical marijuana card is a requirement before you can legally purchase medical marijuana in a Jacksonville, FL, dispensary. It is possible for both seasonal and full-time residents of the state to obtain an MMJ card by meeting with a medical marijuana doctor and receiving a recommendation.
In addition to receiving the recommendation from the medical marijuana doctor, the patient must also go to the registry, pay the state fee, and have the temporary card with them to make a purchase before the actual card is mailed to their residence.
The Importance of Protecting your MMJ Card
An MMJ card can only be used by the individual named on the card. It is essential to keep your medical marijuana card in a safe place and to not allow others to have or use the card. Parents of minors who are recommended for the use of medical marijuana will use the medical marijuana card.
Should your medical marijuana card be lost or stolen, you can request a replacement card through the state. There is a website form to complete and a small fee for the replacement card that must be paid in advance.
Using the Card
If you live in Jacksonville, FL, you can use any dispensary in the city or across the state. In other words, the MMJ card is in effect anywhere in Florida. If you are traveling to another state, your medical marijuana card may be used to purchase from a dispensary, but this is not yet a common practice. In most cases, it will not be possible unless the state has legalized the use of recreational marijuana.