Medical marijuana is legal in Florida if it is recommended by a licensed physician. Marijuana is still illegal in Florida for recreational or adult usage. Marijuana possession of small amounts is considered a misdemeanor. Penalties and a fine can might be the result of a conviction.
Under Florida’s Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, which was adopted in 2014, patients with cancer or epilepsy may legally ingest low-THC cannabis. The Department of Health established OCU to supervise the state’s medical marijuana program.
Amendment 2, which legalized medicinal marijuana, was adopted by Florida voters on November 8, 2016. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use was titled OCU (OMMU) and created. The bill’s revisions required the establishment of medical marijuana treatment clinics (MMTC).