In Florida, low-THC medical cannabis has been legal for limited groups of patients under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. However, on November 8, 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that expanded the previous law, both in terms of who may qualify and the type of marijuana that can be used.
Florida’s Amendment 2 legalizes access to medical marijuana with higher levels of THC for patients with 10 named medical conditions, as well as any other chronic, debilitating medical condition which a qualified medical marijuana doctor believes could be treated with medical marijuana. Patients must have a physician's certification and a valid ID card. However, the process can be tedious. That’s where we come in.
FloridasMMJ.com will provide you your Florida Marijuana Doctors recommendation and ID card all in one.
According to a recent article, only 40 + Doctors have signed up to get the necessary certification to recommend medical marijuana in Florida. The cost of the course of $995.00 where the Doctors will learn how to recommend and prescribe medical cannabis to patients. There at 2 orders that a Doctor will submit to the State registry on behalf of there MMJ patient.
(1) How the medication is to be administered.
(2) The doseage amounts which will determine how much medication a patient will be able to posses within the required 45 day period.
Medical marijuana in Florida & around the nation is still considered a schedule 1 substance, as recently reconfirmed by the Federal Government. Federal authorities said, they made it easier for researchers conducting scientific studies on cannabidiol, a major component of marijuana. Some professional are studying whether the substance can help treat patients with seizures and other medical conditions. The DEA who is currently rejecting any attempts to loosen their restrictions, however in a recent letter they said they would welcome this with open arms but insisted that the research be next to the very best before any product can be authorized for medical consumption.
On November 8th, 2016 the people of Florida passed the legislation known as Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2. The bill required a super-majority vote to pass, which requires at least 60% of the vote to pass. The bill easily passed the super-majority with 71.32% of the vote, or 6,518,919 votes in favor of the bill and 2,621,845 votes (or 28.68%) against the bill. The law officially went into effect on January 3rd, 2017.
The original petition for the legislation can be found here.
The goal of the bill was to require the Florida Department of Health to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana, and to administrate a database of patients and caregivers who are allowed to possess medical marijuana. The database is used by marijuana dispensaries (i.e. marijuana sellers), caregivers, physicians, and law enforcement, to verify that a person is registered as a medical marijuana patient with the state and able to legally buy and consume marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Amendment 2 also required the Florida Department of Health to create regulations for defining the qualifications and standards of care givers, along with rules for the registration of Medical Marijuana Centers. The regulations were required within six months of the effective date of the bill, which was January 8, 2017. The Florida Health Dept. submitted it's initial proposal for rules and regulating the medical marijuana industry in Florida.
Below is full text of the constitutional amendment that allows for purchasing and consumption of medical marijuana in Florida.
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