Cannabis Laws in Florida

It came as a shock to many when Florida legalized medical marijuana. Recreational cannabis possession is still a misdemeanor offense. Some counties, however, have decriminalized recreational cannabis to a certain extent. Find out more about cannabis laws in Florida here.

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Medical Cannabis Laws in Florida

Telehealth for Medical Marijuana Consultations in Florida

Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Florida. However, you can only apply for a renewal with telemedicine.

First-time cannabis card holders will need to see a doctor in person, but those seeking a renewal can do so online with Leafwell.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana / Cannabis Patients in Florida

Medical Marijuana for Minors in Florida

You must be aged 18 or over to qualify for a medical marijuana card and undergo a medical cannabis evaluation for yourself in Florida. Those under the age of 18 are considered minors, and will need a caregiver. Caregivers must be aged at least 21 years-old, and cannot have a felony conviction. Minors also need to obtain a marijuana certification from two doctors instead of one.

Some Florida schools do have policies allowing medical marijuana use at school, under their own given rules. Florida schools are allowed to use their own discretion when it comes to medical marijuana use, and some school districts can prohibit its use.

Cannabis Possession Limits in Florida

For medical card holders = 4 oz. at any given time.

Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Florida

It is illegal to grow cannabis in Florida.

Medical Cannabis Qualification, Gun Laws and Convictions

Medical marijuana use prohibits you from obtaining a weapons permit in Florida, as the federal government considers medical marijuana to be a controlled substance, which is against federal law.

Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws

There are no explicit workplace protections for medical marijuana users in Florida. The state statute on medical pot upholds an employer’s right to enforce a drug-free workplace and doesn’t require companies to accommodate workers’ medical marijuana use.

Local Cannabis Laws in Florida

Counties that have decriminalized or lessened the penalties with regards to non-medical cannabis possession include:

  • Alachua County
  • Cocoa Beach
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Key West
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Tampa
  • Orlando
  • Port Richey
  • Sarasota
  • Volusia County
  • West Palm Beach