Law Enforcement

The Office of Medical Marijuana Use is committed to working hand-in-hand with law enforcement throughout the implementation of section 381.986, F.S.  and Amendment 2.

The Medical Marijuana Use Registry is a secure, online database for the registration of ordering physicians and qualified patients, and their orders. It is accessible by patients, qualified physicians, law enforcement, medical marijuana treatment center staff, and Office of Medical Marijuana Use staff.

Confidentiality

Pursuant to s. 381.987, F.S. the department allows access to confidential and exempt information in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to law enforcement agencies that are investigating a violation of law regarding marijuana in which the subject of the investigation claims an exception established under s. 381.986, F.S.

A person who willfully and knowingly violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or, s. 775.083, F.S.

Training

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement offers medical marijuana training to all members of law enforcement pursuant to s. 381.986, F.S. Officers can access the Medical Marijuana in Florida: A Law Enforcement Reference Guide through CJNET.

Master Users

It is recommended that each law enforcement organization assign a Master User for their organization. Master Users have the ability to create and manage additional user accounts within their organizations.

To assign an individual as a Master User in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, please view our instructional guide on Becoming a Master User.

 

Reporting to the OMMU

The Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) relies on criminal justice agencies to report violations that are grounds for suspending or revoking registrations. There is no automated notification to the OMMU that a person has been charged under ch. 893, F.S. or for a violation under s. 381.986, F.S. Therefore, agencies should notify the OMMU of the charged violations so the OMMU can suspend or revoke registration of a patient or caregiver who:

  • Provides misleading, incorrect, false, or fraudulent information to the OMMU;
  • Obtains a supply of marijuana in an amount greater than is authorized by the certification;
  • Falsifies, alters, or otherwise modifies an identification card;
  • Fails to timely notify the OMMU of any changes to his or her qualified patient status;
  • Violates the requirements of s. 381.986, F.S. or any rule adopted under s. 381.986, F.S.;
  • Commits a violation of ch. 893, F.S. until final disposition of any alleged offense; or
  • Cultivates marijuana or acquires, possesses, or delivers marijuana from any person other than a medical marijuana treatment center.

Report violations via email to MedicalMarijuanaUse@flhealth.gov. Please include the words “Confidential pursuant to s. 119.071(2), F.S.” in the subject line or body of the email message. That flags the information as confidential and exempt from disclosure. Please provide the individual's name, DOB, Patient ID (if applicable), and any pertinent details of the violation (date of occurrence, case number, etc.).

Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance in navigating the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, please dial (850) 245-4657 and select Option 2 to speak with Technical Support.

You may also view our Instructional Guides, here.