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Updates for MMTC Licensure

On May 1, 2018, the Florida Department of Health filed a Notice of Proposed rule which provides for the registration of additional medical marijuana treatment centers. This means that if nobody challenges the rule and calls for a hearing by May 22nd 2018, that the Department of Health will begin accepting MMTC Applications. Below is a theoretical timeline if nobody challenges the proposed rule. The timeline for application submission is: May 22nd ...

Posted on May 03, 2018 by
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BREAKING: Florida Man Wins Right to Grow His Own Marijuana

Breaking: Florida Man Wins Right to Grow His Own Marijuana A ruling released Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, is giving Joe Redner, a 77-year old man the right to grow his own medicinal marijuana. Judge Gievers ruling was the following: "Under Florida law, Plantiff Redner is entitled to possess, grow and use marijuana for juicing, soley for the purpose of his emulsifying the biomass he needs for the juicing protocol recommended by his physician." R...

Posted on April 11, 2018 by
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Legislative Update 3/16/18

Legislative Update 3/16/18 The Florida Legislation Session of 2018 has come to an end and while numerous Bills were proposed regarding medical cannabis, some raising novel concepts, only one significant change in took place. The significant change that occurred in regard to medical cannabis appears in Senate Bill 1134 which becomes law upon signature of the Governor;. This Bill pertains only to the one "Black Farmer's License" and not the genera...

Posted on March 16, 2018 by
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Where you can find and purchase medical marijuana legally?

Where you can find and purchase medical marijuana legally? Florida residents are aware that medical marijuana can be legally obtained within the State of Florida, provided you have a medical marijuana ID card. If you have an ID card, the next question is, where can I find a dispensary near me? Thankfully, that question can be easily answered. Currently there are 13 medical cannabis companies operating within Florida, with a total of 29 dispensarie...

Posted on March 14, 2018 by
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2018 Florida Legislative Session in Regard to Medical Marijuana

This marks the final week of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session. SB 1134 is on the Senate Floor with the House Bill already passed to modify the Black Farmers provision related to MMTC licensing, effectively eliminating membership in the Association from being a requirement. There have also been two proposed Amendments, as well as new DOH rules in response to Committee directives. See the attached links for further information. The "no smoke is a joke...

Posted on March 07, 2018 by
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How can I Qualify as a Caregiver for someone with a Medical Marijuana ID Card

How can I qualify as a Caregiver for someone with a Medical Marijuana ID Card? Only registered caregivers may obtain and administer medical cannabis and medical marijuana for qualified patients. To qualify as a caregiver in Florida, a person must: • Be 21 years old (with certain exceptions) • Pass a background check (with certain exceptions) • Complete a course and examination provided by DOH, when available To obtain and assist qualified ...

Posted on March 07, 2018 by
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How can I get a Medical Marijuana ID Card?

How can I get a Medical Marijuana ID Card? Only a qualified patient may use medical marijuana. There are currently 83,503 qualified patients in Florida as of March 2nd 2018. To be a qualified patient, a person must: • Be a Florida resident • Not fraudulently represent qualification • Have debilitating medical condition (Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn's d...

Posted on March 07, 2018 by
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Who can be considered an applicant for a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center License?

Who can be an applicant to register for a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center License? According to Florida Statute 381.986: "An applicant for licensure as a medical marijuana treatment center must demonstrate: 1. That, for the 5 consecutive years before submitting the application, the applicant has been registered to do business in the state. 2. Possession of a valid certificate of registration issued by the Department of Agriculture...

Posted on March 07, 2018 by
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How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana License?

What's is the process to become a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in the State of Florida? We all know the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has yet to begin accepting applications to become a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC). Before they begin accepting applications we decided that it is important for the public to know what the application process is, so that anyone interested may apply. First and foremost, you must read Florida Ame...

Posted on March 07, 2018 by
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Legislative Update June 2, 2017

The Legislative session ended on May 7, 2017 without the Florida House and Senate reaching agreement on a Medical Marijuana Bill. As your Miami medical marijuana lawyer, I'd like to keep you informed on the pending legislation and what it all means. Both unreconciled proposed final Bills called for a "vertical" system of MMTC Registrations ("Licenses"). In other words, only multi-million dollar Companies capable of growing, processing and d...

Posted on June 05, 2017 by Jeffrey Feiler
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