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

Per Emergency Rule 64ER22-8(6)(b), which went into effect on 8/29/2022, a qualified physician who accepts a qualified patient with an existing certification for an approved exception request from their previous qualified physician, will have seven (7) calendar days to close the patient’s existing certification, including closing of the approved exception request. After the seventh day, all certifications from the patient’s previous doctor with an approved exception request will be automatically closed. It is the active (current) physician’s responsibility to create a new certification and request for exemption prior to the seven (7) day grace period ending. If your certifications have been closed after changing physicians, please contact your active physician to create a new certification.


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.

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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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Find a qualified physician in your area that can properly diagnose and order low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana for you or a loved one.

Find a licensed medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) in your area that can dispense low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana.