Is marijuana legal in Florida? Well, the legalizing of medical marijuana in Florida was only a recent occurrence so the laws governing the usage, tax, cultivation and transpiration of weed are a little complex. Because of the passage of Amendment 2 in the past year, lawmakers in Florida scramble to write and hopefully improve their laws on weed.
Purpose of Amendment 2
Reading the amendment 2 passed in Florida can be tedious work and you don’t necessarily have to know every excruciating detail stated. What you basically need to know is that patients who are diagnosed with ‘debilitating medical conditions’ may obtain medical marijuana; these conditions include PTSD, ALS, HIV, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. In the years to come, you should expect a regulatory pushback as well as limited recommendations by physicians unless you fall under one of the conditions in the amendment. The Amendment 2 also does not affect any kind of change on the recreational drug possession law of Florida; people who are caught driving under the influence of weed or even smoking it in public areas can be arrested or at least fined.
Purchasing and Smoking Weed
Residents can’t simply purchase weed at random places and light it up at their place as self medication. The medical marijuana sold to patients is grown, taken care of and produced by seven official nurseries spread across the state. The nurseries partnered up with other companies to perform all the processing, sales and marketing for them. Dispensers have been opened by the nurseries, there they can sell their products which are commonly sold in the form of tinctures or oil. For now, patients are not allowed to grow their own medical marijuana regardless of the conditions or circumstances.