Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-Tonight Deerfield Beach city commissioners voted 3-2 to allow medical marijauna dispensaries to the operate in the city.Commissioner Drosky and Vice Mayor Miller voted against lifting the ban on medical marijauna dispensaries.
Here is information about the Florida law from www.norml.org
Status
Not Yet Operational
Law Signed: 2016
QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
ALS
Cancer
Crohn’s disease
Chronic nonmalignant pain*
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
HIV/AIDS
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s disease
PTSD
Seizures
Terminal illness (patients diagnosed with no more than 12-months to live)
Other debilitating medical conditions comparable to those enumerated
*Defined as “pain that is either caused by or originates from a qualifying medical condition”
PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A qualified physician may not issue a physician certification for more than three 70-day supply limits of marijuana. The Department of Health shall quantify by rule a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. Qualified patients are not permitted to possess use, or administer “marijuana in a form for smoking, in the form of commercially produced food items other than edibles, or marijuana seeds or flowers, except for flower in a sealed, tamper-proof receptacle for vaping.”
HOME CULTIVATION
No
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES
Yes
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL
Dispensaries specializing in low-THC/high-CBD products (defined as at least ten percent CBD and no more than 0.8 percent THC) are now operational.
CAREGIVERS
Yes. A “caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS
26,968
Source: Source: Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use
RECIPROCITY
No
CONTACT INFORMATION
Department of Health regulators must finalize rules by July 3, 2018. The law must be implemented by October 3, 2018.
Read the full text of SB-8, the Amendment 2 implementation bill »

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