The Florida Department of Health
Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU)

Important Messages from the OMMU

As of June 12, 2023, in accordance with section 381.986(6)(b)6., Florida Statutes, and the Department of Health’s Emergency Rule 64ER23-2, all NON-CLOSE RELATIVES applying for a caregiver Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) identification card must complete a level 2 background screening, pursuant to section 381.986(9), Florida Statutes, through a Livescan Service Provider.

Section 381.986(1)(c), Florida Statutes, defines a “close relative” as “a spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, child, or grandchild, whether related by whole or half blood, by marriage, or by adoption.”

Current caregivers will be grandfathered in until the time of their next renewal.

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To view the list of applicants for the April 2023 Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) batching cycle, click here


Medical marijuana and low-THC cannabis are available in Florida for qualified patients. Learn the steps to treatment.


The OMMU offers many resources for physicians who are authorized to order low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana in Florida.

Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers

Licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) are the only businesses in Florida authorized to cultivate, process and dispense low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana.

Working to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


We are the OMMU

Every day, the OMMU works to provide qualified patients, caregivers and physicians the information and resources they need to access Florida's medical marijuana program.

The OMMU also writes and implements the Department of Health's rules for medical marijuana; oversees the statewide Medical Marijuana Use Registry; licenses Florida businesses to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients and certifies marijuana testing laboratories to ensure the health and safety of the public as it relates to marijuana. 

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