Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is medical cannabis legal in Florida?

    Yes, medical cannabis is legal in Florida for qualifying patients. However, it does remain illegal for recreational or adult-use.

  • Do I qualify for a medical card?

    To qualify for a Registry Identification Card in Florida, you must be diagnosed with at least one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions, be at least 18 years old (unless the minor has a caregiver), and be an in-state resident of Florida. 

     

    Seasonal residents of Florida who have lived at least one-month consecutively in the state, return home at least once a year, and are registered to vote or pay income taxes may also qualify for a medical card.

  • What is the medical marijuana program registration process like?

    Florida’s medical marijuana program registration process is a bit more extensive than in some other states. To start, you must first meet with a qualified physician who will or will not diagnose you with at least one of the qualifying medical conditions listed in the program. 

     

    If you are diagnosed, your physician will then enter your information into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). From there, the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) will reach out to you, assigning a Patient ID number and giving you the information needed to apply for your card through the MMUR.

     

    Now, potential patients must fill out the actual MMUR application, either online or through the mail. The fee to submit the application is $75. As soon as the application is approved, you will receive an email and can start purchasing from a licensed dispensary with approval until the actual card shows up in the mail a few weeks later.

  • What are the qualifying medical conditions to get a medical card?

    The medical conditions to get your Registry Identification Card in Florida are: 

     

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification 
    • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition
    • Medical conditions comparable to those above

  • Where do I buy medical cannabis?

    Medical marijuana patients can only purchase medical cannabis from licensed cannabis dispensaries across the state. Dispensaries in Florida are referred to as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers or MMTCs.

  • Where can I consume it?

    In Florida, you cannot consume medical cannabis in any public space. This includes places such as schools, parks, vehicles, workplaces, and outdoor venues. You can only consume cannabis within private residences like your own home.

  • How much cannabis am I allowed to possess at once?

    Medical marijuana patients can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis at one time, and can only possess up to 4 ounces of smokable marijuana. Patients and legal reps cannot have more than a 70-day supply of cannabis in their possession at a given time, and the product must remain in its original packaging.

  • Can I grow weed at home in Florida?

    No, at-home cultivation is illegal in Florida.

  • Does Florida allow out-of-state patients to purchase cannabis?

    No, Florida does not allow for out-of-state patients to purchase medical cannabis.

  • Does Florida require lab testing for their medical cannabis products?

    Yes, the Sunshine State requires that licensed dispensaries submit samples of their product for lab testing to ensure the lack of heavy metals, pesticides, microbes, and other residual solvents.