Medical Marijuana in Florida: How to get an ID card, what to know – Tallahassee Democrat

Since voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 in 2016 with 71.3% of the vote, medical marijuana has been legal, and popular, in Florida.

It had a shaky start. The first attempts failed, and even after the amendment was passed smoking medical marijuana was initially still banned, despite public outcry. A circuit court judge ruled the ban unconstitutional two years later and the Florida Department of Health updated its regulations to allow edible products in 2020.

Since then medical marijuana dispensaries have exploded across the state.

Twenty different cannabis companies are currently set up with dispensaries — the biggest, TruLieve, has 126, with 70 MüV locations, 62 Ayr Cannabis Dispensaries and 60 Curaleaf locations — and at least four more are ready to open up in Florida, including nationally known Planet 13.

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