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Current Florida Marijuana Laws — How to Legally Buy Marijuana In Florida

Or, How To Legally Buy Medical Marijuana in Florida

There are currently two Florida marijuana laws that make it legal for certain patients to use and legally buy medical marijuana in Florida. The most recent Florida medical marijuana law is found at section 499.0295 of the Florida Statutes and is called the “Right to Try” Act (or, more officially, “Experimental treatment for terminal conditions”). The second medical marijuana law in Florida is found at section 381.986 of the Florida Statutes (and is titled “Compassionate use of low-THC and medical cannabis”).

Florida Marijuana Law # 1 — Florida’s Right to Try Act

Florida’s “Right to Try” Act (section 499.0295) allows terminally-ill Floridians who meet certain criteria to legally buy medical marijuana in Florida. For the full text of the Right to Try Act, click  here.

Florida Marijuana Law #2 — Compassionate use of low-THC and medical cannabis

Florida’s “Compassionate use of low-THC and medical cannabis” law (section 381.986) provides for Floridians with certain specified medical conditions to legally purchase and use low-THC marijuana. The full text of the “Compassionate use of low-THC and medical cannabis” law can be found in our previous article here.

Qualified Patients Can Only Purchase From A Licensed Florida Marijuana Dispensary

Right now, there are only 6 licensed Florida marijuana dispensaries (although a few more may be licensed in the state within the next few months). To search for a local Florida marijuana dispensary or an Florida marijuana doctor approved to write medical marijuana prescriptions to certain qualified patients, click here.

Florida Marijuana Law # 3 — United for Care Medical Marijuana Petition

Of course, Florida marijuana laws will greatly expand once the United for Care Florida medical marijuana petition passes, as expected, in November, 2016. For the text of the broader United for Care petition (which would make medical marijuana in Florida a state constitutional right), click here.


For more information about the development of medical marijuana regulations and licenses in Florida, click here.