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Office of Medical Marijuana Use

Office of Medical Marijuana Use


Welcome to the Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use is charged with writing and implementing the department’s rules for medical marijuana, overseeing the statewide Medical Marijuana Use Registry, and licensing Florida businesses to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients.

Amendment 2, and the expanded qualifying medical conditions, became effective on January 3, 2017. The Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients are bound by Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution and 381.986 Florida Statutes. The department is committed to moving as quickly as possible to ensure the health of Floridians and implement the new legislation.

It is the responsibility of the qualified ordering physician to follow Florida constitution and statute, diagnose patients and determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment.

The department recommends speaking to your health care professional to determine if medical marijuana products are right for you or your loved one. List of Physicians Who Have Completed the Required Training.

Medical marijuana is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law.