Medical Marijuana and CBD: How Are They Different?

Medical cannabis is a new and exciting treatment option for residents struggling with a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy and glaucoma to arthritis and anxiety. It’s been available since 2017, when Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law a broader medical marijuana system for his state. 

Now that CBD and medical marijuana are both available to Florida residents, it’s important to understand their differences and select the choice that’s best for your health and wellness needs. 

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Qualifying Conditions for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, but that doesn’t mean it’s instantly accessible to anybody who wants it. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) allows licensed medical marijuana treatment centers to dispense medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis cards to patients and caregivers.

Unless you receive a medical marijuana card from an authorized business, you’re not legally permitted to use medical marijuana in Florida. This is why it’s so important to understand the requirements and qualifying conditions involved in obtaining your medical marijuana card. 

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