Medical Marijuana in FloridaMedical Marijuana in Florida

Are you interested in getting medical marijuana in Florida? We can help!

Getting Marijuana in Florida.

Florida is a medical marijuana state. If you have a qualifying condition, a certified medical marijuana doctor can help you get a medical card.

As the industry evolves and some rules are updated, some patients are concerned that they’re missing out on valuable information about recent trends.

Medical marijuana in Florida started taking off in 2016 when voters passed the Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative with more than 71% of the vote. Florida legislators wrote the bill into law in 2017 but banned smoking it. Under the original rules, patients were only allowed to consume marijuana via vaporizers, pills or capsules, cannabis oil, edibles, suppositories, and topical marijuana.

In 2019, under Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida legislators voted to repeal the 2017 smoking ban from former Governor Rick Scott. Senate Bill 182 now allows qualified patients to receive up to 2.5 ounces of smokable cannabis flower every 35 days. Patients who qualify for medical marijuana in Florida now have more freedom to enjoy their products as they choose.

When will Florida have recreational / adult use marijuana available.

There continues to be momentum towards turning Florida into an adult use legal marijuana state, but as of now nothing has been approved via citizen vote or regulation change.

Medical marijuana in Florida has received so much support from residents that the state may move to allow adult-use cannabis to everyone over the age of 21. Florida voters may get a chance to weigh in on this decision as early as the 2020 election. Early polls show that Florida residents support the idea of recreational marijuana (aka adult-use), but there is still some work to be done before this can become a reality. The issue will need 766,200 voter signatures to make the ballot, and the state Supreme Court will need to approve the language for the ballot.

 

What conditions qualify in Florida for medical marijuana?

The following conditions are specifically identified as being approved for Florida medical marijuana cards:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Seizures
  • Crohn's disease
  • Chronic muscle spasms
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

We've put together a list of medical conditions that make a person eligible to enroll in Florida's medical marijuana program. The law also states that any medical condition in which the certified marijuana doctor deems the patient will benefit from the use of medical marijuana, and these benefits will outweigh the detrimental side effects of marijuana may also be used as criteria when applying for a medical marijuana registry identification card.

When will Florida have recreational / adult use marijuana available.

There continues to be momentum towards turning Florida into an adult use legal marijuana state, but as of now nothing has been approved via citizen vote or regulation change.

 

Is there a dispensary near me?

It's one of the most popular questions we hear at CalmEffect.  We've created a city by city Florida dispensary list to make it easy for everyone! There are now dispensaries in most parts of the state.  From Pensacola to Key West, there are dispensaries ready to help!

 

Who are the Florida Dispensaries?

There are now hundreds of dispensaries in Florida.

We can help you find a Florida dispensary. Check out our Florida marijuana dispensary info on:

Where can I get Florida dispensary deals & discounts?

That's another popular one!  We're tracking Florida marijuana dispensary discounts and deals so you can save money! Florida weed dispensaries typically have birthday discounts, first time customer, discounts, veteran discounts and seniors discounts. And, they usually offer daily weed deals.  Don't worry, we track the dispensary deals so you only have to look in one place!

How do you find a Medical Marijuana Doctor?

There's usually a couple of thousand doctors who are registered to recommend medical marijuana in Florida.  The Florida state website- The Office of Medical Marijuana (or OMMU) has a list. Prices vary depending on the doctor.   CalmEffect can help you find a medical marijuana doctor appointment.

New: Check out our list of popular 2021 medical marijuana doctors in Florida!

How do you get a medical marijuana card?

Want to get your medical cannabis prescription quickly and efficiently? Our 3 step process allows you to get in contact with a doctor near you fast.

  1. Find a doctor who is qualified to recommend medical marijuana and see the mmj doctor.
  2. Register with the state, and when you are approved-
  3. Visit a dispensary

Have you check out our tips on getting the card?

Cheap Medical Marijuana Doctor Appointments!

You don't have to pay hundreds of dollars for a doctors appointment.  And just because the price is less, doesn't mean you won't get good service.

We've found great doctors who are willing to charge CalmEffect readers less.  If you live near Orlando, Melbourne, The Villages, and Boynton Beach you are in an area where you can save!

How long does it take to get your medical marijuana card in Florida.

After applying with the OMMU, the state of Florida's medical marijuana department, it used to take a few weeks.  We're finding that Florida medical marijuana patients are now being approved immediately!

After you register on the You'll receive an email from the MMURegistry and pay your $77.50 fee online, you'll receive an email with approval. With this email you are allowed to shop at a dispensary. The "hard" medical marijuana card will be mailed to you and should arrive shortly after.

Check out our detailed analysis of how long it takes to get your card.

OMMU Approval- How do I know when I'm approved for a Florida Medical Marijuana Card?

The days between when you apply with the state for OMMU Approval and when you are approved can be filled with anxiety and excitement.

Typically, if everything is correct, you should be approved in about 5 to 10 business days.  Don't count the weekend days.Applicants that are rejected are typically notified first, in about 5 business days. Don't worry, you can re-submit once you've fixed the issue that will be identified for you on your denial.In general, the OMMU Approval process is fast and easy.  CalmEffect is here to help you every step of the way.

There are 2 ways to find out if you've obtained OMMU Approval for Florida medical marijuana use.1) The state emails you to notify you after your application has been reviewed, they've accepted your payment, and you've been approved.  That email can sometimes land in the junk/spam folder and sometimes doesn't arrive at all.2) Or, you can log in to your account at: https://mmuregistry.flhealth.gov/ to check your account.

How do you renew a Florida Medical Card?

Easy! Each year you have to renew your Card in Florida. Essentially it's the same application that you complete online with the OMMU (Florida Health Department Office of Medical Marijuana) at MMURegsitry. Don't delay! You can start your process about a month prior to expiration and you do have wait for about a week for approval (2021 Update: it took 5 days to be approved after submission)

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

What kind of medical marijuana products are legal in Florida?

Originally, edibles and medical cannabis in smokable form were not approved. But, now both smoking and edibles are legal for consumption if you have a medical card.  Additionally, you can find vapes, concentrates, topicals, aerosols and more.

Are Marijuana Edibles Legal in Florida?

New rules were quietly enacted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020! Marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.  Here is everything you need to know about the edibles regulations and the timelines for products and marijuana edible availability across the state.  These aren't the "pot brownies" of our past, these are sophisticated and super creative products and will surely be a tremendously popular form of consumption in Florida.  Let's learn more now that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.

Can you smoke marijuana in Florida?

Yes, in Florida, it is now legal to smoke medical marijuana in Florida. Of course, it has to be purchased at a legal Florida dispensary and you have to be approved and have a Florida medical marijuana card. Dispensaries sell "Flower" in 1/8s and 1/4's as well as pre-rolls.

Get Florida Medical Marijuana Info About a City Near You!

 

  • Lake Worth
  • St Petersburg
  • Clearwater
  • Fort Myers
  • Bradenton
  • Edgeater
  • Lady Lake
  • Kendall
  • North Port
  • Vero Beach
  • Deltona
  • Largo
  • Summerfield
  • New Port Richey
  • Port St Lucie
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Holly Hill
  • Palm Bay
  • Palm Harbor
  • Apollo Beach

Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors Appointments

Once you've scheduled your appointment, you'll want to gather any information you have about your condition.  The Florida doctors appointments are typically 30 minutes and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions.