By signing up for the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry and obtaining a medical marijuana card, patients are granted legal protections under Florida law. These protections include:
- Protection from arrest or prosecution: Qualified patients who possess a medical marijuana card and use medical marijuana in accordance with their physician’s recommendations are protected from arrest or prosecution under Florida law. This means that patients can use medical marijuana without fear of legal repercussions.
- Protection from discrimination: Employers, landlords, and other entities are prohibited from discriminating against patients who use medical marijuana in accordance with Florida law. This means that patients cannot be fired, evicted, or otherwise penalized for using medical marijuana as part of their treatment plan.
- Legal access to medical marijuana: Patients who are registered with the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry have legal access to medical marijuana from licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs). This ensures that patients can obtain high-quality medical marijuana products that are safe and regulated.
- Ability to designate a caregiver: Patients who are unable to obtain or administer medical marijuana on their own can designate a caregiver to assist them. Caregivers are also required to register with the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry and are subject to background checks and other requirements.
Overall, signing up for the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry provides patients with legal protections and access to a safe and regulated system for obtaining medical marijuana.