A Guide to the Florida Medical Marijuana Laws
In 2016, more than 70% of Florida residents voted that marijuana should be legalized in the state, and they got their wish. As exciting as this is for residents, you have to take the time to learn about the marijuana laws.
Below we’re going to share some useful information about marijuana in Florida and buying marijuana. Sit back and relax, because we’ve got tons to tell you.
What Conditions Qualify?
Before you can get a medical marijuana card, you’ve got to qualify for one. There are several medical conditions that you must have before you’re able to get your card and start using medical marijuana.
Some of the conditions that qualify include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
It’s also worth noting that if you’re suffering from a terminal illness that causes daily pain, you’re a candidate for medical marijuana. Your care physician will assess your condition and determine if medical marijuana is right for you.
From there, a prescription will be entered for you, and you’re on your way. If you’re still unsure what it takes to get your medical marijuana card, see this blog post for more information.
What are the Limitations?
Even with a medical marijuana card, there are still some illegal things to remember, like the recreational use of marijuana. You’re not allowed to purchase marijuana and smoke it in any public place.
This includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Your car
While you can obtain medical marijuana while you’re in the state of Florida, you can’t take it with you. This is called transporting, which is illegal if you’re leaving the state or coming into the state according to federal law.
According to the law, you’ve also got to be at least 18 years of age before you’ll be granted a marijuana card for use. The only exception to this rule is if someone younger than 18 years old has a terminal illness.
Where Should You Buy It?
Now that you’ve got your medical marijuana card, we know you’re wondering where you should purchase your marijuana from. To find a dispensary that’s legally able to sell marijuana for medical use, we recommend checking the Office of Medical Marijuana website.
There you’ll find a list of the qualifying dispensaries that you’re able to purchase from. Once you find a dispensary, if you cannot leave your home to purchase what you need, there’s no need to panic because you can always have it delivered to your home.
Marijuana Laws: Using Medical Marijuana the Right Way
We’ve given you some insight into the marijuana laws imposed in Florida. First, you’ve got to see a doctor about your condition to have the medical marijuana card prescribed to you.
From there, you can begin searching for a dispensary to buy from, but you can’t smoke in any public places. Find what you were looking for?
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