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The History & Making of Florida’s Amendment 2

Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014.

On June 16, 2014, Florida became the 22nd state to legalize access to medical marijuana when Governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures, or muscle spasms could use low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis products prescribed by a licensed doctor. Doctors and patients had to register on the Compassionate Use Registry, an online database maintained by the Florida Department of Health. The governor also signed Senate Bill 1700, to protect the privacy of doctors prescribing low-THC marijuana and their patients.

Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2

The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 was placed on the ballot in November, 2014, but failed to win the required 60% majority of votes. The publicity surrounding this defeat helped to change the public attitude towards medical marijuana. In March, 2016, State Bill 307 expanded access to full-strength medical marijuana to terminally ill patients who were determined by two doctors to have less than a year to live

Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

In November of 2016, 71% of Florida voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2. A special legislative session in June, 2017, passed Senate Bill 8A (SB 8A), the Medical Use of Marijuana Act to implement rules for making medical marijuana available to Floridians. The Florida Department of Health established the Office of Medical Marijuana Use to implement these rules, and changed the name of the Compassionate Use Registry to the Medical Marijuana Use Registry.

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The Cannabis Clinics provide a superior patient experience through education and compassion. Our goal is to provide patients with reliable, quality and trustworthy medical marijuana doctor evaluations in the state of Florida.

In order to receive a medical marijuana recommendation in Florida, you must provide proof of permanent or temporary residency in the state of Florida and be diagnosed by a certified physician with a qualifying condition.

The Cannabis Clinics also require that all patients submit documentation confirming they have been previously diagnosed with the condition for which they are seeking medical cannabis treatment.

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