Florida State Cannabis Laws

In 2017, Florida enacted an expansion of its medical marijuana legislation. Here is a breakdown of the key tenets of the law (SB 8A) and how it affects patients of Neurology of Cannabis:

Qualifying Conditions
Florida considers the following to be qualifying conditions for receiving medical marijuana treatment:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • PTSD
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Medical Conditions of the Same Kind or Class 
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • PTSD
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Medical Conditions of the Same Kind or Class 

A note on Medical Conditions of the Same Kind or Class: If you do not see the medical condition you currently suffer from in the list above, you may still qualify. Reach out to our friendly staff at Neurology of Cannabis to discuss your concerns. Your condition may fall under the category “Medical Conditions of the Same Kind or Class.” This means conditions similar to the ones listed above are also considered treatable with medical marijuana under Florida law.

Other Key Tenets of Florida Medical Marijuana Laws

  • Florida Residents: You will need to upload either a copy of your Florida driver’s license or state-issued Florida ID.
  • Florida Seasonal Residents: If you live in Florida 31 consecutive days, you will need to upload two items. Examples include a current utility bill, a recent piece of mail, or any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department rule.
  • Possession: Patients are allowed to possess up to a 70-day supply of medical marijuana.
  • Consumption: The medical marijuana may only be used by the medical marijuana card holder.
  • Cultivation: Medical marijuana patients and qualified caregivers are not allowed to cultivate marijuana. 
  • Qualified caregivers can obtain a medical marijuana patient’s recommendation from a qualified medical marijuana treatment center on the patient’s behalf. Contact our knowledgeable staff to find out how to become a qualified caregiver at no additional cost.
  • State-Issued Registry ID Card Renewal: Medical marijuana cards are good for one year and then must be renewed by logging into the state website.

These are the broader, patient-relevant aspects of Florida’s medical marijuana laws. If you have questions feel free to reach out to our team at Neurology of Cannabis. We will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.

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About Neurology of Cannabis

Located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, the offices of Neurology of Cannabis are open to all full-time and seasonal Florida residents exploring medical treatment options with medical marijuana.

At Neurology of Cannabis, we are passionate about the effective use of medical marijuana to transform the health of our patients.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians through the responsible use of cannabis.

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Address

5602 Marquesas Circle, Suite 108
Sarasota, Florida 34233

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Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am –  5pm

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Phone

(941) 218-1788

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Email

info@neurologyofcannabis.com