Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card Application Instructions

In order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card, each patient must: be a Florida resident, be diagnosed with a qualifying condition, and must have been added to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (and received a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Patient Identification Number) by a qualified physician (find qualified doctors on Hopegrown), to receive marijuana or a marijuana delivery device from an authorized Florida medical marijuana treatment center (dispensary).


A completed application. By providing your email address, you consent to the Department contacting you through the email address, including the provision of a temporary verification email.

A copy of your Florida driver's license or Florida identification card, or other proof of residency listed below
A $75 check or money order (application fee) made out to the Florida Department of Health.
A full-face, passport-type 2x2 inches in size, color photograph taken within the 90 days immediately
preceding application.
Minor applications must also include:
A designated caregiver and a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card Caregiver Application


Patients must submit proof of residency as follows:

1. Adult residents must provide proof of residency

2. Adult seasonal residents must provide either proof of residency
copy of two documents

3. Minor patients must provide proof of residency. The minor's parent or legal guardian must submit proof that they meet the residency requirement.

The term “seasonal resident” means any person who temporarily resides in this state for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to
vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.

For all forms of residency, the name and address on the document(s) provided for proof of residency must match the name and address provided in this application.


All Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Cards expire 1 year after the date of the qualified physician's initial order. Submit renewal applications 45 days before your card expires. Renewal applications CAN NOT be used to purchase marijuana or a marijuana delivery device.


If you are signing on behalf of the qualified patient in the application, you must provide proof of legal representation. A legal representative means the eligible patient's parent, legal guardian acting according to a court's authorization as required, health care surrogate working according to the qualified patient's written consent, or a court's mandate. Or an individual authorized under a power of attorney to make health care decisions on behalf of the qualified patient.