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Florida Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Not Yet Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • PTSD
  • Seizures
  • Terminal illness (patients diagnosed with no more than 12-months to live)
  • Other debilitating medical conditions comparable to those enumerated

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Patients who possess a physician's recommendation may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. Specific amounts are yet to be determined.

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not yet

CAREGIVERS

Yes. A "caregiver" means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Health regulators must begin issuing patient identification cards within nine months of the law’s enactment. Read the full text of Amendment 2 »