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Florida Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Not Yet Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain*
  • 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

    *Defined as "pain that is either caused by or originates from a qualifying medical condition"

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Patients who possess a physician's recommendation may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. The Department of Health shall quantify by rule a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. Qualified patients are not permitted to possess use, or administer "marijuana in a form for smoking, in the form of commercially produced food items other than edibles, or marijuana seeds or flowers, except for flower in a sealed, tamper-proof receptacle for vaping."

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Dispensaries specializing in low-THC/high-CBD products (defined as at least ten percent CBD and no more than 0.8 percent THC) are now operational.

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 finalize rules by July 3, 2018. The law must be implemented by October 3, 2018.
Read the full text of SB-8, the Amendment 2 implementation bill »