Low THC Qualifications

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.

Patients in Florida diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, and terminal medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2:

QUALIFING CONDITIONS
  • Cancer
  • Physical condition that produces chronic symptoms of severe seizures
  • Muscle spasms