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The current laws in Florida are very simple, and very limited.

Florida Cannabis Laws, Low-THC and Right to Try Act

For Patients

WHAT IS AVAILABLE NOW?

1. Full-THC Cannabis and Low-THC Cannabis: All products are available for those that Qualify under Amendment 2. Products are only available and permitted to be used in non-smoked form.

ONLY CAN ORDER TO?

 
  • PATIENTS WHO HAVE A 90 DAY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DOCTOR.
  • THE PATIENT HAS A QUALIFYING CONDITION
  • MINORS MUST HAVE A SECOND DOCTOR SIGN OFF ON THE RECOMMENDATION.
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

2. A Person Who has a Debilitating medical condition means: cancer, epilepsy, positive status for HIV, AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or other debilitating medical condition 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 patien.

3. Qualifying patients must get an identification card from DOH and pay $75.00 fee.

4. “Medical use” means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, administration of marijuana or related supplies, by a qualified patient/patient caregiver, not in conflict with department rules and for use by a qualifying patient under A2

5. The Florida Department of Health shall issue regulations that define the amount of marijuana that could be reasonably presumed, this presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of particular qualifying patient’s appropriate medical use.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

6. Qualified patients who are in compliance with the Amendment are not subject to any civil or criminal liability or sanctions.

7. Qualified patients have the right to possess and use cannabis.

8. Patients with a certification from a doctor have a constitutional right to possess and use cannabis under the Amendment.

9. “Marijuana” under the Amendment, has the meaning “cannabis” means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin.

10. Doctors can write recommendations for a certain amount of marijuana, including potentially for plants for qualifying patients in whatever amount they deem is appropriate medical use for the qualifying patient. With the rules coming out this will be the first challenge.

11. Florida Gun rights, employee rights, probationer rights, are all something that is not clear in Florida law and will either be addressed in legislation or through the courts.

12. If pulled over and an officer wants to search your car because of the odor of cannabis, provide them your state I.D. card and decline any further search. Ask to record all interactions.Things are changing rapidly here in Florida, check back regularly to see the latest updates. Find a Doctor now and see if you are eligible today!!

Many details are still left to be determined by either the Legislature or The Florida Department of Health. We will be watching closely, particularly since we suspect that the rules and regulations issued may violate conditions of Amendment 2 and will be subject to challenge in either or both civil or criminal courts.

You must have n I.D. card in order for a dispensing organization to sell to you. This process is taking approximately a month to receive the I.D. card from the state.

In order to qualify for a patient I.D. Card you must:

1. Be a Florida Resident.

2. Be a qualified patient in the Compassionate Use Registry

3. Submit the completed application to the Office of Compassionate Use.

Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card Qualified Patient Application
  
 
If you need more information please see the Office of Compassionate Use Registry Identification Cards page.
 
  
 
Use this link if you would like to see what the DOH says about patients rights.