Cannabis Medical Treatment is also known as Medical Marijuana Treatment.
A physician may only order medical marijuana for a patient with a qualifying condition.
Qualifying neurological conditions include:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition
Florida law defines medical marijuana as:
all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis
whether growing or not
the seeds thereof
the resin extracted from any part of the plant
every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin, including low-THC cannabis
It is dispensed from a medical marijuana treatment center for medical use by a qualified patient.
In Florida, medical marijuana is distinct from low-THC cannabis in that it can contain significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical compound that causes the high commonly associated with cannabis. Unlike low-THC cannabis, the consumption of medical marijuana can lead to potent psychoactive effects in patients.