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MMTC Applicants

Office of Medical Marijuana Use


The Department of Health adopted rules and noticed proposed regulations that establish the procedure by which applicants can apply for Medical Marijuana Treatment Center licenses,  pursuant to 381.986 Florida Statutes and Article X, Section 29 of the Florida Constitution. These rules and regulations also establish the process for evaluating the applications. Applicants may begin working on applications for submission. As stated in the rules and regulations, the Office of Medical Marijuana Use will publish in the Florida Administrative Register and post on our webpage when the office will begin accepting applications and the deadline.

Notice of Proposed Regulation 1-1.02 & 2-1.01

Emergency Rule 64ER17-1 (64-4.001) & 64ER17-2 (64-4.002)

Application for Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Registration

Scorecard for Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Selection

26 CFR 1.414

Florida Medical Marijuana Performance Bond

Any person may submit written comments concerning a proposed regulation  on the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Public Comment Form within 3 days after the date of the notice.

Certified Financials:

In order to become a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC), each applicant is required to submit audited certified financials, which are financial statements that have been audited in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) by a Certified Public Accountant, licensed pursuant to Chapter 473, F.S. An applicant’s certified financials must have been issued within 12 months from the date they are submitted to the Department.

A financial statement is a presentation of financial data, including accompanying notes, derived from accounting records that purports to show the actual or anticipated financial position of the applicant and are intended to communicate an applicant’s economic resources or obligations at a point in time, and the results of operations and cash flows for a specified period of time. Financial presentations included in tax returns are not financial statements.

Please note that an applicant’s certified financials must be audited. Compiled or reviewed financial statements will not be accepted. Additionally, certified financials must be for the applicant itself.  Certified financials submitted for a parent organization, subsidiary, sister company, partner organization, consulting company, or any other individual, entity, or organization other than the applicant itself are insufficient to meet the certified financial requirement. Failure to submit audited certified financials for the applicant is a failure to meet the requirements for licensure.

Background Screening:

An applicant must demonstrate that all owners, officers, board members, and managers have passed a level 2 background screening in accordance with section 381.986(9), F.S.  within the calendar year prior to application.  Each owner, officer, board member, and manager should present to FDLE or one of its approved vendors for fingerprinting. The entity ORI number FL924890Z (DOH – OFFICE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE) must be provided to FDLE or its vendor for appropriate processing. The report will be sent directly to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use. Applicants for licensure must submit a list of all owners, officers, board members, and managers indicating the date of each individual’s most recent background screening.

If an owner, officer, board member, or manager has an infraction indicated on his or her background screening or other issues arise with the fingerprinting process, the Department may request additional information or resubmission from that individual. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that each owner, officer, board member, and manager affiliated with its application is able to pass a background screening. Please note that applicants will not be permitted to alter the individuals included in an application once the Department has begun application evaluations. Applications that include an individual who is have not passed background screening do not meet the requirements for licensure.

Finally, please note that an individual may not be an applicant, owner, officer, board member, or manager on more than one application for licensure as an MMTC. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that no applicant, owner, officer, board member, or manager included in its application is included in another application.

Medical Director:

Each applicant must demonstrate the employment of a Medical Director to supervise the activities of the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.  An MMTC’s Medical Director must have an active, unrestricted license as an allopathic physician under chapter 458 or osteopathic physician under chapter 459.  

Please note, an individual may not be an applicant, owner, officer, board member, or manager on more than one application for licensure as a medical marijuana treatment center. Therefore, a Medical Director may not appear on more than one MMTC license application.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that its Medical Director is not serving as a Medical Director for another MMTC applicant.