What Conditions Are Covered Under Florida’s Amendment 2?

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Back in November, 71.3 percent of Florida voters voted “yes” on Amendment 2, which allows medical marijuana use for debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. But what exactly is a “debilitating medical condition” and how do you know if you are eligible?

Amendment 2 specifically designates the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • ALS
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Glaucoma

But qualifying conditions are not limited to those listed above. To paraphrase the law, other debilitating conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to the ones listed above, and for which the physician believes the benefits of cannabis use would outweigh the risks, are included. This is a very important point. This part of the law gives licensed physicians like Dr. Lora Brown critical flexibility as they diagnose their patients’ ailments and determine appropriate treatments.

Amendment 2 provides the crucial leeway for Dr. Brown to decide if medical cannabis can help her patients suffering from a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr. Lora Brown is a Cleveland Clinic-trained physician who is licensed by the State of Florida to provide medical marijuana recommendations. For nearly two decades, she has been working to care for patients living with serious pain.

To learn more about our St. Petersburg, Florida, medical marijuana clinic and doctor, please call us at 727-209-5470. We proudly serve people from across the state, including Tampa and the surrounding areas.


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