Medical Marijuana in Florida
Are you interested in getting medical marijuana in Florida? We can help!
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 over 200 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.
- Find a doctor who is qualified to recommend medical marijuana and see the mmj doctor.
- Register with the state, and when you are approved-
- Visit a dispensary
Have you check out our tips on getting the card?
Am I eligible for a cannabis card in Florida?
Florida has approved a list of conditions that are approved for medical marijuana. Conditions like anxiety, chronic pain, ptsd and more can quality for medical marijuana. See below for a more exhaustive list of conditions that may qualify in Florida for medical cannabis.
How long does it take to get your medical marijuana card in Florida.
After applying with the OMMU, it can take a couple of weeks. Currently we're seeing it take about 15 business days for patients to get approved for the as a new Florida medical marijuana patient. You'll receive an email from the MMURegistry when you are approved. At that point 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.
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)
What are the Florida Qualifying Medicinal Marijuana Conditions?
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.
Ready to Schedule Your Florida Marjuana Appointment?
We are happy to help you. There is no better time to feel better. Take back your life and see if Medical Marijuana can relieve your symptoms.
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.
Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Florida!
9/3/20 - In a new podcast, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) explains why he’ll vote for a bill to federally legalize marijuana on the House floor this month despite concerns over social equity provisions he describes as “reparations” for the drug war. "The federal government has lied to the American people for a generation about cannabis."
8/31/20 - Florida Democratic congressional candidate Jen Perelman tweeted, "FL will have a $5.4 billion financial shortfall the next two years. I support @CarlosGSmith & @JeffreyBrandes bipartisan legislation where projected revenue from marijuana sales could be $300 million annually. This is a no-brainer!" Also, Florida's agriculture commissioner celebrated new rules allowing medical cannabis edibles, tweeting, "Florida’s patients deserve access to life-changing medical marijuana in all its forms. Today, we’re one step closer to that goal."
8/20/20 - Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted, "Delays in approving grower applications for the manufacturing of research-grade marijuana have had potentially detrimental effects on Americans’ health. The DEA should move now to review applications for additional manufacturing licenses." ALSO, Florida regulators announced the recall of medical cannabis products contaminated with mold, affected patients would have been notified of the contaminated product from July 2020.
8/6/20 - A grandmother who was arrested for possessing CBD oil at Disney World is suing the company with the help of a powerful civil rights lawyer who also represents the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. “We need people of good moral character to stand up to Mickey Mouse and say that civil rights come in many different forms. Mickey Mouse has an obligation to all the people.”
5/27/20 - Florida Democratic congressional candidate Adam Christensen tweeted, "In terms of marijuana, I will fight to: -Legalize medical&recreational -Vacate+expunge all past convictions -Prohibit tobacco companies from entering their market -Encourage market to be local+use $ from marijuana to reinvest in communities that suffered from War on Drugs"
4/27/20 - Florida Democratic congressional candidate Pam Keith tweeted, "I support the legalizing of cannabis, removing it as a scheduled substance, expunging all cannabis convictions, & creating a fund to assist the hardest hit people to participate in the legitimate cannabis industry. I would also support Federal funding for cannabis research."
4/23/20 - Florida's attorney general is urging the state Supreme Court to prevent a proposed marijuana legalization measure from appearing on the ballot but, unlike the state Senate's filing, her argument does not center on a new law concerning whether initiatives conflict with the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause.
4/16/20 - The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments via Zoom next month in cases concerning medical cannabis regulations and a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure. Separately, regulators extended an emergency rule allowing doctors to recommend medical cannabis via telehealth during the coronavirus outbreak.
3/2/20 - A Florida senator filed an amendment to a health care bill that would put a 10% THC cap on medical cannabis for patients under 21 years old, with exceptions for those who are terminally ill or whose doctors say more potent products are required.
1/14/20 - Florida marijuana activists gave up on placing a legalization measure on the 2020 ballot and will instead aim for 2022—a midterm election, when turnout is usually not as favorable to reform as in presidential years. Meanwhile, state lawmakers filed new cannabis legalization legislation.
1/9/20 - Florida lawmakers filed legislation to protect medical cannabis patients' employment rights.
1/2/20 - Florida marijuana activists are suing state officials over signature collection policies that they say make it "substantially likely, if not certain” a legalization measure will fail to qualify for the state’s 2020 ballot.
“It is thus substantially likely, if not certain, that initiative petitions will fail (i.e., they will not make the ballot for vote by electors in the 2020 general election), despite the fact such initiatives would or could have succeeded if not doomed by the impairments caused to petition circulators’ ability to register and timely begin circulating and collecting signatures in support of petitions.”
Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card.
Most people think its difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy! We have extensive and complete information that you need. Trust CalmEffect to be your one-stop source for all the information you need about Medical Marijuana in Florida.
The Basic Steps Include:
STEP #1 – See a Medical Marijuana Doctor - WE HAVE YOU COVERED
STEP #2 – Apply for Your Florida Medical Marijuana Card on the MMU Registry site - WE CAN HELP
STEP #3 – Purchase Medical Marijuana at a Florida Dispensary - WE WILL SHOW YOU WHERE
Have More Questions?
We would be honored to help you with whatever you need. Our specialists are driven to make your experience at CalmEffect as easy as possible.
Florida Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas
Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:
- Lady Lake
- North Port
- Vero Beach
- New Port Richey
- Port St Lucie
- Fort Walton Beach
- Holly Hill
- Palm Bay
- Palm Harbor
- Apollo Beach
With a total of 50+ Medical Marijuana in Florida Dispensaries, our Advisors can connect you with a Doctor and the Medical Marijuana Dispensary closest to you. We have all the information that you need to find your Medical Marijuana in Florida! Let us guide you every step of the way!
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If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in Florida we are here to help you.
FLORIDA UPDATE - 9/23/19
The Florida House of Representatives filed a request with the state Supreme Court to participate in oral arguments about a proposed adult-use (recreational) legalization measure. The proposed amendment would regulate in a manner similar to alcohol.
Pursuant to the provisions of article IV, section 10, Florida Constitution, and section 16.061, Florida Statutes, the Attorney General of Florida has requested the Court's opinion as to whether the text of the proposed amendment titled "Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol to Establish Age, Licensing, and Other Regulations" complies with article XI, section 3, Florida Constitution, and whether the proposed ballot title and substance comply with section 101.161, Florida Statutes. READ FILING.
January 15, 2020
‘Make It Legal Florida’ Drops Bid To Get Recreational Pot Use On 2020 Ballot
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It appears you won’t get to vote on recreational marijuana in Florida until at least 2022.
“Make It Legal Florida,” the group leading the way to get a constitutional amendment in November, made the announcement Monday.
Nick Hansen, the chairman of Mike It Legal Florida, released the following statement:
“With the support of over 67 percent of Florida voters, Make it Legal Florida is proud to have gathered more than 700,000 signed petitions in the effort to bring adult-use cannabis to the Sunshine State.
“The narrow timeframe to submit and verify those signatures has prompted our committee to shift focus to now gain ballot access in 2022.
“We’re looking forward to Supreme Court review of our efforts and working in collaboration with state leaders to ensure the supermajority of Floridians’ voices are heard.”
A poll found that Floridians support legalizing adult-use, 59%-31%.
Where do you stand on the issue?
Should Florida legalize recreational use?
Medical marijuana became legal in November of 2016, and the industry has already changed a lot since then. Even compared to just a few years ago, there are many more resources to Florida residents who are interested in medical marijuana.
As the industry evolves and some rules are updated, some patients are concerned that they’re missing out on valuable information about recent trends. Here at Calm Effect, we’re completely committed to helping our patients stay up to date with all the latest news about medical marijuana in Florida.
History of Medical Marijuana in Florida
The history of medical marijuana in Florida began 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. That ban was quickly challenged in the circuit court. Under the ban, patients are 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.
Florida Could Be Moving Toward Recreational Marijuana
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.
More Patients Are Interested in Medical Marijuana
In 2018, the number of patients in Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use registry grew from roughly 65,000 to over 167,000. Then, from 2018 to 2019, the number of patients consuming medical marijuana in Florida doubled. That means Florida’s medical marijuana community is growing faster than every other state’s besides one. Hundreds of thousands of patients in Florida have turned toward natural marijuana instead of other prescription medications. As a result, people are starting to learn more about medical marijuana in Florida and the industry is starting to become less stigmatized than it once was.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana Florida
Before you can visit your local Florida dispensary, you’ll have to obtain your medical marijuana card. The process doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be as simple as following three easy steps:
- Schedule an exam to visit a state-licensed medical marijuana doctor. This physician will be able to determine if your condition or conditions qualify you for medical marijuana.
- Register on the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and pay the required fee.
- Receive your card and start visiting local marijuana dispensaries in Florida.
When you come to visit us at Calm Effect for your appointment, we’ll be able to answer all of your questions about medical marijuana in Florida. Whether you’re looking for ways to save money at the dispensaries, information about current trends, or new products, we want to help. Contact us today if you have any additional questions, and someone from our friendly patient care team will assist you.
OMMU Trends - Updated 12/14/20
Medical Marijuana Patients
Active IDs Cards: 450,983
Physicians who can Recommend Medical Marijuana
Qualified Physicians: 2,719
Medical Marijuana ID Card Processing Time
Processing Time for Complete Application: 5 business days (Applications are not deemed complete until payment has successfully cleared- up to 5 business days)
Processing Time for ID Card Printing: 5 business days
* CalmEffect patients are getting approved in 7 to 10 business days after their appointment
Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers/Dispensaries
Approved Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers: 16
Approved Retail Dispensing Locations: 298+
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.
How do I find out if I'm approved?
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.
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