Low-THC Medical Cannabis Program

Learn How to Become a Low-THC Medical Cannabis Patient

As per the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 — Senate Bill 1030, signed by Governor Scott, on June 16, 2014 — licensed Florida physicians may order low-THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis oil, for patients who meet the State’s requirements.

Florida patients diagnosed with terminal conditions — defined as, “a progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that causes significant functional impairment, and is not considered by the treating physician to be reversible even with the administration of available treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will result in death within one year after diagnosis, if the condition runs its normal course” — are legally permitted to obtain and consume low-THC cannabis, as per the State’s stipulations, in Section 381.986, Florida Statutes, as amended by Chapter 2016-123, Laws of Florida.

1 You must be a Florida Resident with a valid Florida I.D. as proof of residency. If you do not have a Florida I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc. is acceptable.

2 Patients, or their legal guardian, are required to provide the physician with written informed consent.

3 All patients will be registered with the Compassionate Use Registry, by the ordering physician, who MUST enter the patient’s order, for low-THC cannabis.

4 Note: The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 does NOT permit the possession, use of administration of medical cannabis, by means of smoking. Additionally patients are strictly prohibited from transferring medical cannabis to any other person, other than to the qualified patient, for whom it was dispensed.

Florida Health
Office of Compassionate Use
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06,
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-254-4444
Email: compassionateuse@flhealth.gov
Florida Health Office of Compassionate Use