General Information

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Florida?

As per the legislation of Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2, passed November 08, 2016, qualified patients diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition may lawfully obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes, where the patient has been certified by a licensed Florida marijuana doctor.

What Ailments Qualify For Medical Marijuana in Florida?

The bill provides patients who suffer from one of the following "debilitating medical conditions" legal protection under Amendment 2, as per the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
  • A Terminal Condition
  • Or any other ailment/condition of similar severity/symptoms, as determined by a physician’s opinion that the medical use of marijuana would outweigh any potential health risks

Types of Products

Patients who possess a physician's recommendation may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. The Department of Health shall quantify by rule a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. Qualified patients are not permitted to possess use, or administer "marijuana in a form for smoking, in the form of commercially produced food items other than edibles, or marijuana seeds or flowers, except for flower in a sealed, tamper-proof receptacle for vaping."