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Medical marijuana dispensaries, or Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers as they are defined by the state of Florida, are open for business to state-registered qualifying patients with debilitating conditions. Florida does not offer reciprocity to visiting patients from other states. For more information on Florida’s medical marijuana laws, please click here.


Can I grow my own marijuana in Florida?

No, you may not. Only registered MMTCs are able to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Is recreational marijuana available in Florida?

No, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Florida.

Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?

Qualifying patients are allowed to purchase medical marijuana only at registered Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).

What forms of medical marijuana are available in Florida?

Previously, preparations of cannabis were restricted in the state to only allow pills, edibles, vapes and oil. However, the restriction of smokable cannabis was challenged in 2018 and ruled unconstitutional. In May of 2019, SB 182 was signed into law, allowing for smokable forms to be bought and consumed.

Can I share my medical cannabis?

No you may not. Medical cannabis is for qualifying patients only and is illegal to share with other patients or non-patients.

Can I smoke cannabis in public in Florida?

No. Public cannabis consumption in Florida is illegal and a punishable offense. Additionally, only qualifying patients are allowed to consume cannabis. Any non-patient caught consuming cannabis will be subject to fines or even jail time.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Florida?

Patients with qualifying medical conditions must visit a physician to discuss being prescribed medical marijuana. A full medical history examination and physical examination is needed as well. It is up to the doctor to determine if the patient qualifies for medical marijuana. If the patient qualifies, they will receive a written certification.

Is marijuana legal in Florida?

Recreational cannabis is not legal in Florida. Only medical cannabis for qualifying patients with debilitating conditions is legal.

Where can I purchase marijuana in Florida?

You may only purchase medical marijuana from a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC).

Where can I consume cannabis in Florida?

Medical cannabis consumption is only allowed on private property out of public sight.

Will insurance cover my medical marijuana in Florida?

Unfortunately, no. Insurance companies have not yet taken on supporting medical cannabis patients.