The state of Florida has specific guidelines in place for the use of medical marijuana. These guidelines are designed to ensure that medical marijuana is used safely and effectively to treat qualifying medical conditions.
Some of the key guidelines for medical marijuana use in Florida include:
Qualifying conditions: To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Florida, patients must have a qualifying medical condition as determined by the state. These conditions include cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and more.
Medical marijuana cards: Patients must obtain a medical marijuana card from the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) in order to legally purchase and use medical marijuana. This requires a recommendation from a qualified physician.
Purchase limits: There are limits on the amount of medical marijuana that patients can purchase in Florida. Patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of smokable marijuana or its equivalent in other forms (such as oils or edibles) every 35 days.
Driving under the influence: It is illegal to drive under the influence of medical marijuana in Florida. Patients should use caution when using medical marijuana and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while under its influence.
Caregivers: Patients can designate a caregiver to purchase and administer medical marijuana on their behalf. Caregivers must also obtain a medical marijuana card and follow the same guidelines as patients.
It’s important for patients to understand these guidelines and follow them carefully in order to use medical marijuana safely and legally in Florida.