MIAMI, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In 2016, Floridians overwhelmingly voted to legalize marijuana use. Ever since,
Despite the many restrictions, anyone can now purchase marijuana even without a prescription from medical marijuana doctors. Recreational and medical marijuana can be purchased from select dispensaries. This is good news to anyone who uses recreational marijuana but what about patients? Does the legalization of marijuana have added benefits to patients with MMJ cards?
Well, according to Dr. Exelbert, a board-certified pediatric intensive care physician authorized to prescribe marijuana in Florida, having a card ensures for getting marijuana and related products easily and almost everywhere.
It is expected that there will be a lot of recreational marijuana retailers but there are dispensaries that have agreed to stay in business to sell medical marijuana to patients with an MMJ card. This means that patients under the age of 21 can also have access to medical marijuana as long as they have their cards.
"Having an MMJ card makes all the difference. People will have a lot to gain when they have their medical marijuana card in Florida even after cannabis legalization. You will pay less for cannabis contrary to people buying recreational marijuana," he adds.
Tax on medical marijuana will be way lower than recreational marijuana. This is a huge saving that people can channel to other expenses for better health and wellbeing. The medical marijuana regulations in Florida state that cannabis should only be sold in processed form, which means oils, tinctures, edibles, vaporized but not as a whole flower. With marijuana being legal, MMJ card will come in really handy. People who have MMJ card can actually purchase medical marijuana in any form including as a whole plant.
Dr. Exelbert further notes that there is little knowledge on the specific regulations among Floridians. This means that having a medical marijuana card is a sure way to remain safe when using marijuana than everyone else. Whenever patients are confronted by authorities, they have something to show that they have the rights to use cannabis.
Owing to the fact that people are not allowed to carry 20mg of cannabis or anything close to that in Florida, MMJ card will save. Authorized person can actually carry more than that with Medical Marijuana card at hand after Florida goes legal. It will also be highly-likely that Authorised people can plant own cannabis. There might be restrictions of how many plants people can plant and other limitations here and there but the point still remains that MMJ card holder can be allowed to plant own marijuana.
Given that there is a limit to the amount of cannabis that can be purchased by a recreational user, having a medical marijuana card in Florida is very useful. MMJ Cardholder people can have the luxury of purchasing more than the limit. It is evident that having MMJ card will not be useless even after cannabis is legalized in Florida. It is better to keep the card just to be on the safe side.
About Exalt Med Dr. Exelbert is a board-certified pediatric intensive care physician authorized to prescribe marijuana in Florida. Visit https://exaltmed.com/ for more information.
SOURCE ExAlt Med
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