Florida Medical Marijuana Laws

Do you know the Florida Marijuana certification laws?
At the Florida Medical Marijuana Certification Center (FLMMCC), qualified patients can obtain the physician’s certification necessary for the legal use of medical marijuana.

Florida Low-THC Cannabis Program
The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 allows doctors to order low-THC cannabis derivative products for patients with a qualifying medical condition. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 states that in order to be qualified to obtain low-THC cannabis, you must be diagnosed with one or more of the following:

* Cancer
* Epilepsy
* Or a physical medical condition that chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms


Florida Marijuana Laws

HB 63 – Medical Use of Low-THC Cannabis

General Bill by Steube Medical Use of Low-THC Cannabis: Allows registered patients & designated caregivers to purchase, acquire, & possess low-THC cannabis subject to specified requirements; allows cultivation or processing licensee, employee, or contractor to acquire, cultivate, transport, & sell low-THC cannabis; allows retail licensee to purchase, receive, possess, store, dispense, & deliver low-THC cannabis; prohibits certain actions regarding acquisition, possession, transfer, use, & administration of low-THC cannabis; clarifies that person is prohibited from driving or boating under influence of low-THC cannabis; provides duties of DOH; provides implementation requirements; specifies act does not require or restrict health insurance coverage for purchase of low-THC cannabis.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: Withdrawn prior to introduction on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 5:13 PM
Read the bill here (link to )https://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=55cea28815e

HB 65 – Pub Rec/Low-THC Cannabis Patient Registry/DOH

Pub Rec/Low-THC Cannabis Patient Registry/DOH: Exempts from public records requirements personal identifying information of patients & physicians held by DOH in low-THC cannabis patient registry or former compassionate use registry; exempts information related to ordering & dispensing low-THC cannabis; 65 authorizes specified persons & entities access to exempt information; requires that information released from registry remain confidential; provides penalty; provides for future legislative review & repeal; provides statement of public necessity.
Effective Date: on the same date that HB 63, or similar legislation establishing an electronic system to record a physician’s orders for, and a patient’s use of, low-THC cannabis takes effect

HB 1183 – Medical Use of Marijuana

Medical Use of Marjiana: Allows registered patients & designated caregivers to purchase, acquire, & possess medical-grade marijuana subject to specified requirements; allows cultivation & processing licensee, employee, or contractor to acquire, cultivate, transport, & sell marijuana; allows retail licensee to purchase, receive, possess, store, dispense, & deliver marijuana; prohibits certain actions regarding acquisition, possession, transfer, use, & administration of marijuana; clarifies that person is prohibited from driving under influence of marijuana; provides duties of DOH; provides implementation requirements; specifies act does not require or restrict health insurance coverage for purchase of medical-grade marijuana.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: Now in Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:13 PM
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1183/BillText/Filed/PDF

HB 1185 – Pub. Rec./Medical Marijuana Patient Registry

Pub. Rec./Medical Marijuana Patient Registry: Provides exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of patients & physicians held by DOH in electronic medical marijuana patient registry; provides exemption for information related to ordering & dispensing medical marijuana; authorizes specified persons & entities access to exempt information; requires that information released from registry remain confidential; provides for future legislative review & repeal; provides statement of public necessity; provides for contingent effect.
Effective Date: on the same date that HB 1183 or similar legislation establishing an electronic system to record a physician’s orders for, and a patient’s use of, medical marijuana takes effect.
Last Event: Now in Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:13 PM
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1185/BillText/Filed/PDF

HB 4021 – Cannabis

Cannabis: Removes cannabis from schedule of controlled substances; conforms provisions.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Last Event: 1st Reading on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:37 PM
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/4021/BillText/Filed/PDF

SB 616 – Cannabis

Cannabis: Removing cannabis from the schedule of controlled substances, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 01/12/16 S Introduced -SJ 45 on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:00 AM
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0616/BillText/Filed/PDF

SB 852 – Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana: Repealing provisions relating to the compassionate use of low-THC cannabis; creating the “Florida Medical Marijuana Act”; authorizing a registered patient or a designated caregiver to purchase, acquire, and possess up to the allowed amount of medical marijuana for a patient’s medical use; requiring a registered patient or a designated caregiver to demonstrate certain actions in order to maintain the specified protections; requiring the department to notify law enforcement of the expired or cancelled identification card in certain circumstances, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2016
Last Event: 01/12/16 S Introduced -SJ 63 on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:00 AM
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0852/BillText/Filed/PDF