Medical marijuana was approved by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016. During this year’s special session, the Florida Legislature crafted Senate Bill 8-A, which provides a framework for patients to access medical marijuana safely. On July 3, 2017, the department adopted Regulation 1-1.01: Medical Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions, to implement Senate Bill 8-A (Ch. 2017-232, Laws of Florida) and Article X, Section 29 of the Florida Constitution.
The most accurate and up to date information about the program and the services for both patients and physicians, can be found on the official website: Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
The Department provides bi-weekly updates of changes in the medical marijuana industry in Florida.
Medical marijuana is available in Florida, however, regular marijuana use remains illegal under federal law.