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New Florida Marijuana Card Law

Under the new Florida marijuana laws that were just passed (sections 381.986 and 499.0295 of the Florida statutes), the Florida Legislature has now created a “Florida medical marijuana registration card” that will be issued by the Florida Department of Health to those Florida residents who have qualified for a Florida medical marijuana prescription and whose names have been entered into the Florida Compassionate Use Registry.

“The department [of health] may establish a system for issuing and renewing registration cards for patients and their legal representatives, establish the circumstances under which the cards may be revoked by or must be returned to the department, and establish fees to implement such system. The department must require, at a minimum, the registration cards to:

  1. Provide the name, address, and date of birth of the patient or legal representative.
  1. Have a full-face, passport-type, color photograph of the patient or legal representative taken within the 90 days immediately preceding registration.
  1. Identify whether the cardholder is a patient or legal representative.
  1. List a unique numeric identifier for the patient or legal representative that is matched to the identifier used for such person in the department’s compassionate use registry.
  1. Provide the expiration date, which shall be 1 year after the date of the physician’s initial order of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis.
  1. For the legal representative, provide the name and unique numeric identifier of the patient that the legal representative is assisting.
  1. Be resistant to counterfeiting or tampering.

To search for Florida marijuana doctors and Florida medical marijuana dispensaries in your area, go to floridamedicalmarijuanadirectory.com.

As always, we at the Florida Medical Marijuana Directory will keep you posted and let you know when the Florida Department of Health issues official procedures outlining how to legally obtain the new Florida marijuana registration cards. 

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