Medical marijuana patients in Florida grew by more than 10,000 registered patients since June 7th according to Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, and the number is expected to continue to grow. There is still a lot of confusion about how a Florida resident could apply to get a card. If you are looking to discover how to go about getting your Florida medical marijuana card, please click HERE.
You should consult a doctor to find out if medical marijuana is right for you. Dispensaries are popping up throughout the state, but towns and cities are able to ban dispensaries if they so choose. Delivery options are offered at dispensaries though, so a registered patient can always peruse a dispensary’s products through their online directory. Do you have questions about Florida medical marijuana?
More than 10,000 people have joined Florida’s Medical Marijuana Registry in the last month and a half, a period that saw a medical marijuana expansion law passed, signed by Gov. Scott and implemented by the Florida Dept. of Health.
In the latest update by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use on July 27, the patient count for the drug was 26,968.
That’s up over 10,000 from the update on June 7, when the office reported 16,760 patients. June 7 is the day the Florida Legislature convened a special session, which included a bill to expand medical marijuana in Florida.
The June 7 report was also the first time the state made public the number of people registered for medical marijuana use.
The number of patients is important. There are currently seven medical marijuana treatment centers in the state, with a few more to be licensed in the next few months. When the registry hits 100,000 patients, the state will license up to 4 additional MMTCs, with four more allowed every time the state adds another 100,000 patients.
The state’s medical marijuana expansion law was based off Amendment 2, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2016.