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Medical Cannabis

Is Medical Marijuana a Legal Treatment for Me?

On June 23, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed new medical cannabis legislation into law. The new legislation updates previous, temporary processes and regulations with more-permanent, patient-friendly solutions.

Here are some of the highlights of the new legislative changes:

  • 90-day waiting period removed
  • Seasonal residents also now eligible to receive an order of medical marijuana
  • No more sales tax on medical marijuana, related medical cannabis devices or products, or low-THC products
  • Physician orders have increased to up to 210 day supply (consisting of 3, 70-day orders)
  • Additional qualifying conditions have been added, including AIDs, chronic nonmalignant pain, any terminal illness, and any condition similar in nature to the other qualifying conditions.
  • New routes of administration, including edibles and a flower-like product for vaping use
  • Restriction of locations medical cannabis may be used.
  • Telemedicine visits no longer permitted
  • Qualifying physicians must submit a written, informed patient consent form each time a recommendation is made for the corresponding patient

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