Is Medical Marijuana right for you? Medical Marijuana offers an abundant of benefits with little negative side effects in comparison with other medications. Some conditions treated with Medical Marijuana are pain, migraines, anxiety, cancer, fibromayalgia, Parkinson's disease, and other debilitating medical conditions.
Dr. Virind "Steven" Gupta is now a qualified ordering physician. In order to become a candidate, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating conditions, must be a Florida resident with proper Florida identification, have tried other treatments without success. If you feel you qualify or would like to learn more, call our office for a consultation.
Frequently Assked Questions
(Office of Compassionate Use, Florida Department of Health)
Is medical marijuana right for you?
It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow the law, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.
Florida law has several requirements for patients to be eligible to receive low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.
- A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.
- A patient must be a Florida resident.
- If under the age of 18, a patient must have a second physician agree to the use of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis in order to obtain an order from a qualified physician.
- A patient must have tried other treatments without success.
- An ordering physician must determine the risks of using low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis are reasonable in light of the benefit to the patient.
- A patient must be registered with the Compassionate Use Registry by their ordering physician.
More information coming soon!
* Medical marijuana is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law.
The best source of information is the Florida Department of Health website, Office of Compassionate Use.
*ABOM affiliated with the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine.
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pain Management
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Florida Medical Association
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians