Regulatory Framework

The primary regulatory agencies for cannabis in Florida include the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) which operates under the Department of Health. OMMU is responsible for writing and implementing the rules for medical marijuana, overseeing the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, and licensing businesses to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana [3].

Legal Status

Market Status Act/Law Year
Adult-Use Illegal - [1][2]
Medical Legal Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative 2016 [13]
Homegrow Illegal Limited to state-licensed cultivators [11]


Florida has chosen BioTrack as the state's cannabis track and trace system, which helps monitor medical cannabis products from seed to sale [5].


License Type Description
MMTC Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) are the only licensed entities allowed to cultivate, process, and dispense medical marijuana in Florida [14].

Possession Limits

Item Possession Limit
General Possession Illegal to possess any amount of cannabis [10].
Medical Marijuana Specific dosing and supply limits apply [10].

Medical Cannabis

Patients in Florida must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a qualified physician to participate in the medical marijuana program. They must also be entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry and obtain a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Card [15].

Qualifying conditions include Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple sclerosis (MS) [15].

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