Florida Medical Marijuana

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Florida mmj is the medical marijuana program of the state of Florida. Medical marijuana is legal to possess and use in Florida for those with qualifying conditions, including PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Consumption is allowed only in private and smoking is prohibited.

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The program is overseen by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). It writes and implements the Department of Health’s rules for medical marijuana, manages the statewide Medical Marijuana Use Registry, and licenses Florida treatment centers to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers.

A person may become a medical marijuana patient in Florida by getting written certification from a doctor that they suffer from one of the qualifying conditions and that their symptoms are controlled by medical marijuana. A qualified patient must also be a resident of Florida and must provide proof of residency. A “caregiver” can be an immediate family member who is a parent, spouse, sibling, or child, or an adult who lives with the patient and meets certain other requirements.

Recreational marijuana is not legal in Florida, and possession of less than 20 grams is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, a cannabis advocacy group hired a signature gathering firm to put a marijuana legalization constitutional amendment on Florida’s ballot in 2024. The bill would allow for the cultivation of marijuana plants and sale to adults for recreational use.

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