Registry Identification Cards

Patients and caregivers are required to have an active identification card to purchase and be in possession of medical marijuana.

How to Apply

Patients and caregivers are encouraged to apply online for their Registry Identification Card. Learn how to get started.

 

Application Approval Process

Learn the approval process of Registry Identification Card applications and the current processing time.

 

Application Requirements

By law, Registry Identification Card applications require specific information and documentation. Review the requirements to ensure that you receive your card as quickly as possible.
  

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Application Helpline

800-808-9580

How to Apply

 

Patients and caregivers must annually submit an application to maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card. Renewal applications should only be submitted 45 days prior to your card expiring.

Online

  • Retrieve your login credentials for the Medical Marijuana Use Registry that have been sent to the email address you supplied to your qualified physician.
  • Access the "Your Card" page in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to complete your online application.
  • Supply all necessary documentation and submit your payment information for the $75 processing fee.

*Please keep in mind, electronic applications are processed significantly faster than paper applications.

By Mail

  • Indicate on the third page whether it is an initial, renewal, or minor application
  • Complete all required fields and include:
    • An approved passport-type photo
    • A copy of the required proof of residency
    • $75.00 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health
  • Mail your application to:

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313

Application Approval Process

The current processing time for complete applications is five (5) business days from the date in which payment successfully processes and posts to the Registry. Online payments take five (5) business days to process. If any part of an application is rejected for missing or invalid documentation, the processing time will be delayed.

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Application Requirements

 

Photo

  • For online applications: 
    • The Registry is connected to the Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s State ID system. If there is a match to the information supplied by your physician, your state ID or driver's license photo is automatically added to your application.
  • For paper applications:
    • Submit a full-face, passport-type, color photograph taken in front of a plain white background within the last 90 days, and 2x2 inches in size.

Proof of Residency

  • For online and paper applications:
    • Per Florida law:
      • Adult applicants (patients and caregivers) must submit a copy of a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card.
      • Seasonal residents that do not possess a valid Florida driver license or Florida identification card must submit a copy of two of the following documents:
        • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
        • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
        • A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
        • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
        • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.
      • Minor patients must submit a certified copy of a birth certificate or a current record of registration from a Florida K-12 school, and a copy of the minor patient’s parent or legal guardian’s valid Florida driver’s license or identification card
  • For all forms of residency, the name and address on the document(s) provided must match the name and address provided in the application.

Signature

  • For online applications:
    • Electronically sign your application once your photo and proof of residency have been uploaded. Type your first and last name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes. Then click "Submit My Card Application."
  • For paper applications:
    • Print and sign your name exactly as it appears on your application in the appropriate boxes on the final page of the application.

Payment

  • For online applications:
    • Once you submit your application, a button will appear that reads: "Click Here to Pay Online." Click that button to access the Bill2Pay system to supply your payment information. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted.
    • A $2.75 convenience fee applies to each online payment.
    • If your payment is declined, a $15 service fee will be charged to your account.
  • For paper applications:
    • Include a $75 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health with your application. Please remember to include on it your Patient ID Number and DOB.

Additional Information

Caregivers

Patients who are minors must designate a caregiver on his or her application and in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry. All caregivers must be added to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and submit a complete application to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to obtain an identification card. Further requirements of caregivers can be found under section 381.986(6), Florida Statutes.

Change, Replace or Surrender Your ID Card

In order to change, replace or surrender your Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card, please fill out the Change, Replacement or Surrender Request form and mail it, along with the $15 processing fee, to:

Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313

Renewal Applications

To maintain an active Medical Marijuana Use Registry identification card, a patient and/or caregiver must annually submit a renewal application, along with the application fee and any required accompanying documents to the department forty-five (45) days prior to the card expiration date. Please do not submit a renewal application until you are within the forty-five (45) day window of your card expiring. Identification cards expire one year after the date of approval. The expiration date of the identification card is printed on the front of the card. Patients and caregivers may renew their identification card via paper or electronic application. If submitting a paper application, please ensure the Renewal Application box is checked on the top of page 3 of the application.