Is It a Crime to Use Marijuana Without a Medical Need?

Yes. A qualified patient shall: have a debilitating medical condition, have the appropriate identification card; only use medical marijuana in permitted places, not transfer the medical marijuana to anyone else, and be placed in the compassionate use registry by the physician prescribing the medical marijuana.  Fraudulent representation shall be a first degree misdemeanor.

Who is allowed to use Medical Marijuana in Florida?

A Florida resident, who is a qualified patient or caregiver may use medical marijuana in compliance with specific Florida law. See § 381.986, Florida Statutes. The qualified patient shall have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in order to obtain medical marijuana: cancer; epilepsy; glaucoma; positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); acquired immune…