It is surprising to hear that weed is now legal in Florida. It has been a hotly debated topic for many years. Recently, the governor signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana and hemp-derived CBD oil. The bill was passed by both houses of the state legislature earlier this month. In November, voters will decide on whether recreational use should be legal as well.
Weed is now legal in Florida, but it may not stay that way for long. The state’s voters will decide in November if weed should be legalized recreationally or just medically. If the law would pass through then medical marijuana and hemp-derived CBD oil would also become legal to use as well. This means that only oils with less than 0.08% THC are allowed under this new legislation (although there is a provision making exceptions). Even though people can access these products more easily, proponents say they’re still limited because of how many conditions qualify for treatment by cannabis products—such as HIV, AIDS, PTSD, cancer, and opioid addiction—and the fact that doctors cannot prescribe whole plant medicine like their counterparts in other states where weed is legal.
1. Weed is legal in Florida
This is a blog post about weed being legal in Florida. It has been a hotly debated topic for many years, but recent legislation passed by both houses of the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott makes it clear: Medical marijuana and hemp-derived CBD oil are now legal in Florida. Voters will decide on Nov. 06 whether recreational use should be as well.
2. There are still some restrictions on weed in Florida, including that it cannot be smoked or consumed anywhere other than private property and that people with felony convictions can’t buy it
There are still some restrictions in Florida. For example, weed cannot be smoked or consumed anywhere other than private property and people with felony convictions can’t buy it.
The post is talking about how weed has been legal in Florida for the past month (November) and that on November 06th voters will decide whether to legalize recreational use of weed as well. There are also a few limitations to marijuana’s legality in Florida such as being able to smoke it only at home or using hemp-derived CBD oil but not smoking anything else like tobacco cigarettes which have proven health risks.
It goes on further explaining what benefits there would be if legalization were passed into law: Weed could help reduce opioid abuse by providing an alternative to prescription painkillers for those who need it.
The post also mentions the various arguments from both sides of this debate, including that weed is a gateway drug to more dangerous substances and can lead to harder drugs like heroin and cocaine which are not legal in Florida or any other state. The post concludes by stating that if passed legalization would be beneficial but comes with risks as well. There has been no conclusive answer found yet whether marijuana should be legalized in Florida because it seems to have its benefits (such as lowering opioid abuse) but also carries many health risks such as lung damage, addiction, psychosis, etc…
3. You need to be 21 years old to purchase weed from a dispensary in Florida.
You need to be 21 years old to purchase weed from a dispensary in Florida. Other states have different age requirements such as 18, 19 or 20 years of age and some don’t even require an ID at all! The owner of the company I work for, Moxie HQ, is also considering opening medicinal marijuana clinics with pharmacies instead which will make it easier for patients that are not yet able to buy weed legally but can get prescriptions through their physician. These dispensaries would offer various varieties of cannabis including THC/CBD oils and other products like edibles (both savory and sweet). Most people who use cannabis for recreational purposes prefer smoking over edibles because they want instant relief from things like anxiety or pain. This is an issue that is being tested in states with recreational weed and it could be the case for Florida as well.
4. The state of Florida has not legalized the sale of edibles yet but they may do so soon
The state of Florida has not legalized the sale of edibles yet but they may do so soon. Currently, only smokable forms of cannabis are legal in FL and it is difficult for patients who don’t use tobacco to find relief from their medical condition because there aren’t many options available outside smoking weed. There will be a push this year at the legislature that could see lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana in 2019 which would give people more access to products like oils or tinctures. These can provide instant relief since you simply take them orally and no combustion is involved.
5. Smoking weed is illegal if you’re under 21 years old and don’t have a medical marijuana card, even if you’re at your own home
Smoking weed is not the only way to enjoy cannabis. There are many ways of consuming it that can take effect faster than smoking. This ranges from edibles like brownies or cookies, drinks, oils that can be rubbed on the skin for topical relief, topicals applied directly to sore muscles or joints (these come in lotions, salves/balms) as well as tinctures- liquid drops taken orally with water and placed under tongue – all without ever lighting up.
In summary: Florida has legalized smokable forms of cannabis but these aren’t sufficient options for patients who need medicating. Medical marijuana is still illegal in Florida and patients are not allowed to grow their own cannabis plants, or even buy weed legally from a dispensary without qualifying for a valid medical condition.
Florida legalized smokable forms of cannabis but these aren’t sufficient options for patients who need medicating.
Medical marijuana is still illegal in Florida and patients are not allowed to grow their own cannabis plants, or even buy weed legally from a dispensary without qualifying for a valid medical condition.