Florida Medical Marijuana

Updated on May 1, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Florida Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Florida Department Of Health: Office Of Medical Marijuana Use

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin M-01

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 800-808-9580

Email: medicalmarijuanause@flhealth.gov

Website: Florida Department Of Health: Office Of Medical Marijuana 

OMMU Mailing Address – Patient and Caregiver ID Card Applications:

PO Box 31313

Tampa, FL 33631-3313

OMMU Mailing Address – Non-ID Card Applications:

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin M-01

Tallahassee, FL 32399

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida

  • You must be a permanent or seasonal resident of Florida.
  • You must visit a qualified physician who has completed the required training.
  • Your doctor must diagnose you with a qualifying condition, outlined below.
  • You must fill out and submit an application, either by mail or online.
  • Along with your application, you must submit a passport-style photo. Otherwise, the state will use your driver’s license photo.
  • You also must submit proof of residency, either by way of a valid Florida driver license or ID card. Seasonal residents may submit a copy of two documents like a mortgage, lease agreement, utility bill or deed.
  • You must also pay the required fees associated with your application. The fee is $75.

In order to be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Florida, you must be diagnosed by a qualifying physician with one of the following conditions:

Florida Medical Marijuana: Additional Requirements

If the patient is under the age of 18, they must have a second physician concur with the first doctor’s recommendation that medical marijuana is appropriate.

Patients may only purchase medical marijuana at state-approved treatment centers.

Patients or legal guardians must provide voluntary, written informed consent to the qualified physician.

Qualified physicians must complete a two-hour course and exam provided by the Florida Medical Association/Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. They must also register with the state.

Recent Legislation Changes

As legislation changes in Florida, check back to this section for information about how those legislative changes will affect the medical marijuana program in Florida.

In March 2019, the governor signed SB 182 into law, which allows medical marijuana patients to smoke medical marijuana if a qualified physician deems this method to be appropriate.

On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in Florida said “yes” to medical marijuana, approving the state’s Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2. The Initiative passed with overwhelming support, winning more than 71.1% of votes.

Florida Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation

As it stands now, Florida law does not allow anyone other than approved treatment centers to grow marijuana. These treatment centers are vertically integrated and must go through three levels of approval — cultivation, processing and dispensing.

Florida’s approved treatment centers can sell marijuana and low-THC cannabis, which the state defines as cannabis that contains 0.8 percent or less THC and more than 10 percent CBD.

MarijuanaDoctors.com will keep patients up-to-date on the program’s progress, as it continues to develop.

Florida Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Services Online

Doctors must conduct a physical, in-person examination and conduct a full examination of the patient’s medical history in order to issue a recommendation for medical marijuana. However, telemedicine laws are constantly changing so check back for updates.

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The state of Florida has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician and apply for a state-issued Florida Medical Marijuana Card, permitting the patient to purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Florida state guidelines.

Since the Florida medical marijuana program is still changing and new Florida medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Florida medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Florida medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Florida’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Florida.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the Department of Health Services and/or Department of Justice. For a comprehensive list of Florida’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states.”