Medical marijuana laws by state vary drastically in their scope and implementation, including the regulation of dispensaries and the types of illnesses treated. Please write to your Senators and let them know how you feel.
Florida Marijuana Laws
|Legalization:||This state has legalized marijuana for medical use.|
|Law:||Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative – Amendment 2 – Approved Nov. 8, 2016.|
How The Law Reads:
Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative – Amendment 2 – Approved Nov. 8, 2016 by 71.3% of voters. Amends the Florida Constitution.
Seriously ill Floridians will now be able to access medical marijuana in the form that works best for them. “Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not immunize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.”
Allows for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers to be registered by the Department of Health.
Approved Conditions: Cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated, and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
Possession/Cultivation: To be determined during the rulemaking process
Contact and Program Details:
Florida Department of Health: 850-245-4444
The law gives the Florida Department of Health six months to establish regulations and set a possession limit, and nine months to begin issuing identification cards. After nine months, a valid physician certification will serve as a qualifying patient identification card until the Department begins issuing cards.
Patient Registry Fee:
To be determined
Accepts other states’ registry ID cards?