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Welcome to Kaya Life - Florida & Mississippi Cannabis Clinicians

“At Kaya Life, we take care of real patients with real problems with real medicine.” -- Dr. Stephanie Johnson

Times are changing. What was once regarded as the most scrutinized and taboo subjects has rightfully earned its spotlight as one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in modern medicine.

As more and more people are turning to medical marijuana and finding natural relief from symptoms of chronic and serious illness, we are finally breaking down the barriers and stigmas surrounding the plant.

Here at Kaya Life, we are honored and proud to help lead the charge. Our team of experienced clinicians and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing Pensacola, Miramar Beach, Marianna, Panama City, and Gulfport residents with a medical marijuana resource for information and treatment on a wide variety of ailments, as well as compassion, dignity, and a commitment to patient satisfaction.

Are you Searching for "Medical Marijuana Doctors Near Me" in the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast, or Mississippi?

Kaya Life is the first Cannabis Physician Office to open in the Panhandle of Florida. Our first consultation was just 27 days after voters approved The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, on November 8, 2016. Our mission is to help you and your loved ones find your wellness and improve your quality of life through the use of Medical Marijuana.

If you’re living with a long-term disease or coping with serious side effects from treatment, don’t hesitate to call and find out what medical marijuana can do to improve your quality of life. The friendly staff at Kaya Life is ready to take your call, or you can make an appointment online with the scheduling tool.  

Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Card

There are many qualifying conditions and related conditions that qualify a patient for a physician’s recommendation. The conditions vary state by state. Every day, people who are suffering look for relief from their pain and distress by searching online for “medical marijuana near me” and “medical card doctor near me,” and they find our website.

Our compassionate doctors and supportive staff members at Kaya Life are here to ensure that you not only get the recommendation you need, but we also walk you through the entire process of applying for your Florida or Mississippi medical marijuana card and provide follow-up care.

A cannabis physician consults with a smiling elderly woman patient in a medical marijuana clinic.

A patient must have a qualifying condition or one that is similar to be certified. For example, PTSD is a qualifying condition In Florida, but anxiety, depression, insomnia, and bipolar disorder are similar conditions that may also qualify.

The population of self-medicating users, or so-called “recreational users” should not be neglected, because they are self-medicating from conditions that may not yet be diagnosed, or they wouldn’t be using CBD and THC products. More and more, ordinary folks who are suffering from qualifying conditions want to know how to have legal access and how to get their medical ID card.

Every day, tens of thousands of people across the United States are googling search terms such “cancer CBD, epilepsy CBD, medical marijuana for PTSD, medical marijuana for glaucoma, medical marijuana for MS, and pain management marijuana” to find relief from their debilitating symptoms. The links below will inform you about how our Kaya Life physicians recommend cannabinoids in treating some of these chronic illnesses.


Words from our patients

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    "Wonderful doctors and very knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend Kaya Life for those looking for a new Medical Cannabis Physician!"

    Veronica D.
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    "they showed great patience with my questions, didn't rush my time with the doctor, provided care on a truly personal level. They made me feel I was their top priority"

    Ron I.
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    "Great doctor! Very professional, straightforward, and concerned with my wellbeing as a patient! During COVID even!!"

    Casey C.
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    "Dr. Zarate was very helpful to me and my mom, huge thanks to her and lacy in the front for helping make my life all the better lo these many months of quarantine."

    Joshua V.
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    "Dr Johnson is extremely helpful and caring. She spent a significant amount of time with me to explain the process and review my options."

    James H.
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    "Dr Zarate was attentive and listened to my concerns and offered possible suggestions to products that might be more suitable to me."

    Kat P.
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    "Outstanding, friendly and HELPFUL staff!! A truly pleasant and informative experience all around! Would truly recommend Kaya to anyone!!! They made it SO easy!"

    Richard B.
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    "Dr. Zarate listened closely to my Parkinson’s Disease story, my pain and stiffness issues, then diagnosed me properly and recommended the right types of treatment."

    Greg C.
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    "This was so much more than I had hoped for. Educational, fun,and easy to say the least. Everything was perfect and the staff was very professional and well spoken"

    Jeff B.
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    "They are always very helpful and proficient in what they do. They always answer all my questions and always great to see. Keep up the GREAT work"

    Jim B.