Basics of the Florida Law
Florida passed a law to legalize medical cannabis in 2016 through ballot amendment that received 71.3% of the state’s vote. Lawmakers failed to agree on rules for the state therapeutic cannabis program during their regular legislative session that ended May 5, 2017. The Florida Legislature has agreed to convene a special session and cannabis legislation may be re-addressed at that time. If the FL legislature fails to agree upon cannabis laws then the Florida Department of Health will inherit the responsibility of writing the law. Possession limits will be determined during the rulemaking process.
Fees and rules regarding minors will be determined during the rulemaking process.
Florida passed a law to legalize cannabis for medical use in 2016 through ballot amendment that received 71.3% of the state’s vote.
Rules regarding caregivers will be determined during the rulemaking process.
Qualifying Medical Conditions
In-order-to qualify as a cannabis patient in the state of Florida a resident must suffer from one or more qualifying medical conditions. These conditions and symptoms include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions that a physician believes that the benefits of therapeutic marijuana would likely outweigh the risks. If you need more information about the Florida medical marijuana law or licensing process visit the Florida Office of Compassionate Use website.