State: Florida

Qualifying Conditions

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain (pain that is either caused by or originates from a qualifying medical condition)
  • 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. 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. Although a 2017 law enacted by the legislature stipulated that qualified patients are not permitted to possess use, or administer "marijuana in a form for smoking,” a lower court later struck down this prohibition as unconstitutional — opining that the use of “smokable marijuana in private places” is permissible, and ordering the Health Department to put into action a process that will make smokable marijuana available to patients at dispensaries throughout the state. The state is appealing this ruling.

Home Cultivation

No

Caregiver Information

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.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Terminal illness (patients diagnosed with no more than 12-months to live)

Patient Possession Limits

State-qualified patients, except in cases where those are diagnosed with a terminal illness, may possess cannabis strains containing ten percent or more of CBD and no more than eight-tenths of one percent of THC. Terminally ill patients may possess strains higher in THC, but these strains must be obtained from a state-licensed producer/dispensary.

Home Cultivation

No

Caregiver Information

No

Reciprocity

No.

SB 1726 was enacted on June 16, 2017 and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to authorize and oversee the development of industrial hemp pilot projects at certain universities. Commercialization projects may be allowed after two years with certain conditions. Authorizes the universities to develop pilot projects in partnership with public, nonprofit, and private entities. Requires a university to submit a report within two years of establishing a pilot program.

Source: http://norml.org/states/fl

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