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What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, refers to the derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant used to alleviate symptoms caused by certain medical conditions. The plant contains many active compounds, with delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) being the most well-known. THC is the primary ingredient that produces the “high” sensation, while CBD is often associated with therapeutic effects.

In the U.S., federal law prohibits the use of whole plant Cannabis sativa or its derivatives for any purpose. However, CBD derived from the hemp plant (with less than 0.3% THC) is legal under federal law. Many states have also allowed THC to be used for medical reasons, though federal law regulating marijuana supersedes state laws, leading to potential legal complexities.

Medical marijuana has been reported to have possible benefits for several conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and severe nausea or vomiting caused by cancer treatment. The availability and legality of medical marijuana vary by state, and those considering its use should check their state’s regulations.

Though further study is needed to fully understand the safety of medical marijuana, some formulations are designed to provide symptom relief without the intoxicating effects associated with recreational use. It’s essential to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved cannabis as a treatment for any medical condition, but certain cannabinoids like cannabidiol (Epidiolex) and dronabinol (Marinol, Syndros) have been approved for specific uses.

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Qualify for Medical Marijuana Card in 3 Steps

Getting a Medical Marijuana card in Florida is a process that allows eligible patients to access it legally. Whether you’re wondering “How to get a medical marijuana card in Florida?” or “How to apply for a medical marijuana card?”, the process involves meeting specific criteria and following the state’s guidelines. It’s a pathway that ensures only those who qualify can obtain the medical cannabis for therapeutic use. To get it in Tampa, Florida you would have to go through the following steps:


Consultation with Dr. Farooq

Make your appointment with ColoWell America. Dr. Farooq will determine if you qualify as per the ailments/conditions mentioned previously and write the recommendation you need to receive your state medical card.


Acquire recommendation

During your consultation, your doctor will enter the Plant Medicine recommendation with the Florida Department of Health. Within 5 business days, you will receive your medical card in the mail.


Get your plan!

We help you every step of the way. You will leave ColoWell America with information about the local dispensaries. Dr. Shiraz Farooq makes sure you have a tailored plan for dosage and consumption type that will best benefit your particular condition. You will get a recommendation order every 70 days. Have questions? Contact us any time.

Cost of Medical marijuana card

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Medical Marijuana Card?

The cost of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Florida can be a concern for many. While the cost may vary, it’s essential to consider that this card provides legal access to plant medicine, and the investment supports compliance with state regulations. To acquire it in Tampa, Florida from ColoWell America, the fees involved are mentioned below.

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There are Two Steps to this Process:

Our Fees


New Patient Evaluation
-One Time Cost-


Transfer Patient Evaluation
-One Time Cost-


1st Tele-Visit
After 70 days


2nd Tele-Visit
After 70 days


Recertification Fee
After 70 days

Total 210 Days

Medical Marijuana recommendations are Self-Pay only. We accept cash, debit, or credit card as payment on the day of service. Contact Us for Questions about Pre-Qualification at (813) 278-6430

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Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions

The conditions that qualify for Medical Marijuana can vary by state and jurisdiction, so it’s essential to consult local laws and regulations. However, some common conditions that may qualify for the Medical Marijuana treatment include:

  • Chronic Pain: Including pain from conditions like arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia, and more.
  • Cancer: Particularly for managing pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy and other treatments.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS): To help with muscle stiffness and spasms.
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders: Certain forms of epilepsy may respond to medical marijuana treatment.
  • Glaucoma: Some studies suggest that it may reduce intraocular pressure.
  • HIV/AIDS: For appetite stimulation and pain management.
  • Crohn’s Disease and Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: To help with pain and inflammation.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): For symptom management.
  • Parkinson’s Disease: To manage symptoms like tremors and pain.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): In some jurisdictions, for managing anxiety and stress.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: For managing certain symptoms like agitation.
  • Hepatitis C: To manage nausea and increase appetite during treatment.
  • Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders: To stimulate appetite.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: For pain and spasticity.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, we teach our patients and counsel them about plant medicine. During the appointment we educate on usage and dosing. Most patients find the experience helpful.

There are several possible ways to consume it, including:

  • Smokable products
  • Vaporize and inhalation techniques including nebulized inhalers
  • Use of a lotion or cream on the skin
  • Edibles
  • Placing a few drops of liquid medicine under the tongue
  • Topical skin patches
  • Oral route with capsules and pills

During an appointment, we will go over all potential options and determine which one works best for you.

Side effects are minimal to none. We help our patients understand the dosing and usage instructions and our patients report many positive changes.

It is not a quick fix. Plant medicine takes time and that is why the certification is 210 days. During this time period, with regular follow-up appointments, our patients improve and get healthier. A plant-based diet and a moderate exercise regimen will help.

The following are the conditions that qualify a patient for medical marijuana in Florida:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed above.
  • Terminal condition
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain
  • Symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other debilitating conditions

Patients must create a profile on the Florida State Medical Marijuana Registry before they can utilize the different methods.

Recently, due to changes in Florida legislation, some patients may qualify for smokables whole flower.

The state issued card is valid for 365 days. It is patients’ responsibility to maintain this card online with state.

These terms can be used interchangeably as they are the same thing. 

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