The laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana can seem overwhelming. We have worked diligently to make the process as simple as possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will walk you through the process and answer all the questions you may have while determining if cannabis therapy is right for you. We have outlined the process to simplify navigating medical marijuana use in Florida.
Step 1 – Contact Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas to discuss your eligibility and schedule an appointment.
Step 2 – Contact your primary care physician or diagnosing physician and request your medical records. The best way to deliver these to us is to bring them with you to your appointment. You can also have them either mailed or faxed to our office. We can request the records for you, but this will delay the process as we cannot recommend medical marijuana without medical records in your chart from your diagnosing physician.
Step 3 – Download and complete the Patient Forms found on our website and bring them with you to your appointment. You can fill out these forms during your visit, but you will save time during your appointment if they are filled out prior to your arrival.
Step 4 – Arrive at our office. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete any additional supporting documents we will need to provide your certification. We will need to verify residency at this time through a valid Driver’s License or ID card issued by the state of Florida. Seasonal residents will be required to present additional proof of residency. Payment will be collected prior to seeing the physician. If for any reason the doctor is unable to certify you to use medical cannabis, your fees will be refunded before you leave our office.
Step 5 – Meet with the licensed MMJ doctor. We will collect your baseline vitals prior to seeing the physician. The licensed MMJ physician will discuss your current symptoms, medications, and treatments regarding your condition. The physician will review your medical records and conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if cannabis treatment is right for you. You will be educated on cannabis therapy, types of medical marijuana, and routes of administration. This will allow the doctor to create a treatment plan that works for you. You will be able to ask all the questions you need to help you make an informed decision.
Step 6 – Once approved by the physician you will be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and a treatment plan will be created to include dosage, frequency, and route of administration. An e-mail will be sent to you from the state with an application link. We will provide all the information needed to obtain your permanent certification card as well as where and how to obtain your medicine.
Step 7 – Schedule your recertification or follow up visits as directed by the physician to remain current with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas Now Offers Medical Marijuana Recommendations in St. Petersburg
Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas now proudly offers medical marijuana recommendations to those in need living in St. Petersburg. Their service is top-notch and it comes from the heart. Empathy isn’t just emblazoned across their clinic for show, the staff of Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas care about improving their patients’ quality of life.
The opioid epidemic serves as the unifying and motivating factor behind Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas’ daily effort to provide patients in need with access to medical marijuana. They have seen countless patients arrive with bags of prescribed pharmaceuticals, weighed down by dependency and litanies of detrimental side effects. People are suffering needlessly, and the staff behind Compassionate Care in St. Petersburg has witnessed firsthand just how effective medical cannabis can be at treating chronic pain and stress while assisting patients in overcoming dependence on potentially harmful pharmaceuticals. One of the driving goals behind Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas is to help rid St. Petersburg patients of their opioid dependence through alternative, safe, and clinically respected medical marijuana treatments.
The environment at Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas is one of professionalism and empathy. They provide nothing but the highest level of personalized care for their patients in St. Petersburg, and they are proud of their service.
The process of acquiring a medical marijuana recommendation through Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas in St. Petersburg is made easy thanks to their helpful staff. First, interested patients should contact the clinic to discuss eligibility and schedule an appointment. Then, patients should gather relevant medical records that describe their qualifying condition to bring them to the appointment; if patients need help with this task, the staff at Compassionate Care is happy to help. Patients must download and fill out Patient Forms from Compassionate Care’s website and bring them to the consultation. Once patients are approved by the physician for medical marijuana use, they will be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. Finally, the attending state-approved cannabis physician will help create treatment plans for patients and inform them as to where and how they may obtain their medical cannabis.
Medical marijuana legislation in Florida states that in order to qualify for use, patients must suffer from a chronic or debilitating condition. Also, the only legal forms of medical cannabis may be produced by MMTCs, or Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers. These legal forms include edibles, extracts, topicals, tinctures, etc. Please be aware that Florida law does not yet allow for the smoking of medical cannabis.
Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas in St. Petersburg will accept patients from the local Jungle Terrace to Eagle Pointe to Largo up north and everywhere in between. Patients looking for personalized, understanding, and compassionate medical cannabis care in Edgemoor, Fossil Park, and the Historic Old Northeast need not look further than Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas. Their location just off of 38th Avenue North allows patients to conveniently swing down I-295 or 66th Street North without having to navigate complex twists and turns or misleading alleyways.
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To compassionately provide patients access to medical cannabis treatment in a professional healthcare environment. Patient care and the medical efficacy of cannabis treatment is the foundation of our organization. Improved patient quality of life is our ultimate goal.
Most patients understand the detrimental side effects of pharmaceuticals and the opiate epidemic that has taken control of our country. We believe that cannabis can be a safe alternative. According to the CDC, more than 33,000 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to opiate overdose in 2015. That number steadily rises year after year. There are zero recorded deaths due to cannabis overdose. Cannabis has been used as a medical treatment for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments and was at one time part of the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Our vision is to reduce or replace pharmaceuticals with a safer natural alternative.
Our highly trained clinical staff is passionate about cannabis treatment. You will always receive the highest level of care in a welcoming and judgment free environment. We are dedicated to providing all the information you need to determine if cannabis therapy is right for you.
Initial Certification and Re-Certification = $225
Follow-up = $100
We are currently open to answer any questions you may have. Physicians will begin seeing patients September 1, 2017. We Look forward to helping you attain your cannabis treatment.