Compassionate Care Clinics is a unique medical practice assisting qualified patients obtain their Medical Marijuana certifications.
Our practice is dedicated to evaluating, certifying, and treating conditions that qualify for the use of cannabis treatment under Florida’s Amendment 2. Our goal is to inform and educate patients on alternative natural treatments for a variety of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.
Our staff is passionate about the benefits of medical cannabis and have been educated on the efficacy of cannabis for medicinal use. Contact us today to find out if you could qualify for MMJ treatment.
To compassionately provide patients access to medical cannabis treatment in a professional healthcare environment. Patient care and the medical efficacy of cannabis treatment is the foundation of our organization. Improved patient quality of life is our ultimate goal.
Most patients understand the detrimental side effects of pharmaceuticals and the opiate epidemic that has taken control of our country. Cannabis can be a safe alternative to many pharmaceuticals. Preliminary data from the CDC reports more than 70,000 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to prescription overdose in 2017. That number steadily rises year after year. There are zero recorded deaths due to cannabis overdose. Cannabis has been used as a medical treatment for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments and was at one time part of the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Our vision is to reduce or replace pharmaceuticals with a safe natural alternative.
6499 38th Ave. N. Suite C1
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
We are accepting new patients in Pinellas County.
The laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana can seem overwhelming. We have worked diligently to make the process as simple as possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will walk you through the process and answer all the questions you may have while determining if cannabis therapy is right for you. We have outlined the process to simplify navigating medical marijuana use in Florida.
Step 1 – Contact Compassionate Care Clinics of Pinellas to discuss your eligibility and schedule an appointment.
Step 2 – Contact your primary care physician or diagnosing physician and request your medical records. We can assist you with this but you must complete the “Records Release” found on the “Forms” page of our website. Veterans who want assistance requesting records from the VA should complete the “VA Release” found on the “Forms” page. You can also come in to the office and complete these forms. You must have medical records documenting your condition on your initial certification visit.
Step 3 – Arrive at our office. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete any additional supporting documents we will need to provide your certification. We will need to verify residency at this time through a valid Driver’s License or ID card issued by the state of Florida. Seasonal residents will be required to present additional proof of residency. Payment will be collected prior to seeing the physician. If for any reason the doctor is unable to certify you to use medical cannabis, your fees will be refunded before you leave our office.
Step 4 – Meet with our licensed MMJ doctor. The licensed MMJ physician will discuss your current symptoms, medications, and treatments regarding your condition. The physician will review your medical records and conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if cannabis treatment is right for you. You will be educated on cannabis therapy, types of medical marijuana, and routes of administration. This will allow the doctor to create a treatment plan that works for you. You will be able to ask all the questions you need to help you make an informed decision.
Step 5 – Once approved by the physician you will be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and a treatment plan will be created to include dosage, frequency, and route of administration. An e-mail will be sent to you from the state with an application link. We will provide all the information needed to obtain your permanent certification card as well as where and how to obtain your medicine.
Along with the conditions listed above, Amendment 2 allows licensed MMJ physicians to recommend medical cannabis for medical conditions of the same kind or class as comparable to those listed above. What does this mean? If a patient is suffering from symptoms that are similar to those listed and is otherwise qualified, the licensed Florida MMJ doctor can recommend medical marijuana.
Chronic pain Muscle spasms
Nerve pain Nausea
Loss of appetite Spasticity
Diabetes Abdominal pain and constipation
Menstrual pain Arthritis
…and many more
Please contact our office to discuss whether your symptoms would qualify you to receive medical marijuana. We will gladly answer any questions you may have while determining if cannabis treatment is right for you.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm to answer any questions you may have.
Our office is centrally located in Pinellas County at:
6499 38th Ave. N. Suite C1
St. Petersburg, FL 33710