As of March 2017, all patients and legal representatives must obtain a Registry Identification Card to fill an order for low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis, or a cannabis delivery device at one of the state’s dispensing organizations.
A patient qualified to receive an order for low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis must:
- Be a permanent resident of Florida.
- Be entered into the Compassionate Use Registry by a qualified physician
- Be a patient of an ordering physician for at least 3 months
- Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
What are the conditions that qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation?
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
For more information on How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Florida, click here.
Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card Qualified Patient Application
Compassionate Use Registry Identification Card Legal Representative Application
Change, Replacement or Surrender Request
There are seven dispensing organizations authorized to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana. Here are high level requirements for getting applying for a license in Florida:
- MMTC’s must be at least 500 feet away from a private or public school
- County or municipality has the option to ban all cannabis licensing, or, if they opt to create an ordinance, that ordinance cannot be more restrictive “than it’s ordinances permitting or determining the locations for pharmacies.”
- Provide private consultation areas for patients
- MMTC’s must maintain strict business hours and only dispense from the designated sales area
- Have two employees designated for on-site security
- Store medical marijuana in a secured, locked room or vault
- Maintain a video surveillance system that records continuously 24 hours a day.
- MMTC’s cannot engage in advertising that is visible to members of the public from any street, sidewalk, park, or other public place, except:
- The dispensing location of an MMTC may have a sign that is affixed to the outside or hanging in the window of the premises which identifies the dispensary by the licensee’s business name, a department-approved trade name, or a department-approved logo
- An MMTC’s trade name and logo may NOT contain wording or images commonly associated with marketing targeted towards children or which promote recreational use of marijuana.
Dispensing organizations may deliver medical marijuana products to patients through courier delivery. If you do not see your city here you can still fill your orders by placing an order for delivery with a dispensing organization. Please contact one of the seven dispensing organizations directly to fill an order for medical marijuana. The Office of Compassionate Use does not dispense medical marijuana.
Trulieve- 24761 US Highway 19 North 630- Clearwater, FL 33763
Modern Health Concepts- 19000 SW 192nd Street- Miami, FL 33187
Trulieve- 4020 Northwest 26th Street- Miami, FL 33142
Trulieve- 3119 North Davis Highway- Pensacola, FL 32503
Trulieve- 800 Capital Circle SE- Tallahassee, FL 32301
Surterra Therapeutics- 2558 E Fowler AVE, Tampa FL 33612
Trulieve- 8701 North Dale Mabry Highway- Tampa, FL 33614
Click here for a map of Dispensing Organizations
What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Dispensing Organization?
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation and dispensing inventory. Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
Amendment 2, and the expanded qualifying medical conditions, became effective on January 3, 2017. Section 381.986 F.S. remains in effect and the Florida Department of Health, physicians, dispensing organizations, and patients remain bound by existing law and rule. For information about the rulemaking process, please click here.
In order to qualify to order low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis for patients, a physician must:
- Have an active, unrestricted license as a physician under Chapter 458, F.S., or
- Have osteopathic physician under Chapter 459, F.S.
- Complete 8-hour training course and examination
Physicians placing orders must meet the following legal requirements:
- Physicians may only order low-THC or medical cannabis for a patient if he or she has treated that patient during the immediate preceding 3 months.
- Physicians must determine that the risks of treating the patient with low-THC or medical cannabis are reasonable in light of the potential benefit to the patient.
- If a patient is younger than 18 years of age, a second physician must concur with the low-THC or medical cannabis order, and such determination must be documented in the patient’s medical record.
- An ordering physician must maintain a patient treatment plan that includes the dose, route of administration, planned duration, and monitoring of the patient’s symptoms and other indicators of tolerance or reaction to the order for low-THC or medical cannabis. The physician must submit a patient treatment plan for each patient quarterly to the University of Florida College Of Pharmacy, or any time the plan changes.
- An ordering physician must enter an order of low-THC or medical cannabis for the named patient into the Compassionate Use Patient Registry, and update the registry to reflect the contents of the order. The physician must update the registry within 7 days after any change is made to the original order and must deactivate the patient’s registration when treatment is discontinued.
- A physician may not order more than a 45-day supply of low-THC or medical cannabis for a patient.