FLORIDA

Medical (2016)

Current Status

Under the new regulations, enacted as of November 8, 2016, Florida residents will be able to apply to open Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) — entities that acquire, cultivate, possess, process (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfer, transport, sell, distribute, dispense, or administer marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients and caregivers.

Whether regulators will allow stand-alone, specialized businesses for retailing, cultivation, delivery services, edibles or topicals is yet to be determined.

As of right now, the state has not indicated when they will open the licensing period to would-be entrepreneurs. But the measure gives regulators a 6-month window to come up with the licensing requirements and procedures. So the earliest you will be able to apply will be July 2017 – provided they don’t seek extensions.


Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Grow Limit:
Home cultivation is not permitted.

Cannabis Possession Limit:
There are no specified limits on the amount of cannabis you may possess.

Cultivation

Amendment 2 passed in 2016 which allows for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, where you can acquire, cultivate, process, transport, and sell medical marijuana and related items.

Manufacturing/Processing

Amendment 2 passed in 2016 which allows for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, where you can acquire, cultivate, process, transport, and sell medical marijuana and related items.

Testing

Distribution/Dispensaries

Also called a “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center” (MMTC).
Under Amendment 2 you can acquire, cultivate, process, transport, and sell medical marijuana and related items.

Florida became the 27th state to legal medical marijuana on November 8, 2016.

Important Cannabis Laws

Amendment 2 (2016) : legalizes medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state physician

SB 1030 (2014) – Creating a program for therapeutic access to “low-THC cannabis.”

HB 307 (2016) – permits cultivation and use of “medical cannabis” and authorizes additional “dispensing organizations”

Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64-4 (certain rules are still under development)

Office of Compassionate Use

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