In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Florida, patients must be at least 18 years of age. However, patients under the age of 18 may still be eligible if they meet certain criteria.
Patients who are under 18 years of age must have a qualified physician certify that they have a qualifying medical condition and that the benefits of using medical marijuana outweigh the potential risks. Additionally, the patient’s parent or legal guardian must apply on their behalf and serve as their designated caregiver. The designated caregiver must also register with the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry and meet certain requirements, such as passing a background check.
It’s important to note that while minors are eligible for medical marijuana in Florida, the use of medical marijuana by anyone under the age of 18 must be closely monitored by a physician and a parent or legal guardian. The physician will determine the appropriate dosage and method of administration for the patient, and the designated caregiver will be responsible for administering the medication in accordance with the physician’s instructions.