Yes, marijuana is legal in the state of Florida for medicinal use for patients over the age of 21.
Florida Amendment 2 passed during the general election on November 8, 2016, with a vote of 71.3% for versus 28.7% against. The goal of Amendment 2 is to alleviate those suffering from these medical conditions: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualified medical condition or other debilitating medical conditions comparable to those listed.
Under Amendment 2, medical marijuana will be given to the patient if the physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. Initially, under the Florida regulations smoking the medication was not allowed; instead the product could be consumed as edibles or by vaping, oils, sprays or pills. However, on May 25, 2018, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the ban on smoking is unconstitutional. That ruling was appealed by the administration of Governor Scott but the administration of Governor DeSantis dropped the appeal and asked for the legislature to lift the restriction. A bill that removed the prohibition on smoking was passed in March 2019.
Florida has not passed a law for recreational use of marijuana in the state as of June, 3 2019.