Amendment 2 passed in Florida with 71% of constituents approval, 6,496,157 people voted YES ON 2.
The complete legislation for the regulation of medical cannabis has not been published. After November 8th, 2016, medical marijuana is still illegal in the State of Florida. According with Florida’s State Constitution Article XI Section5, the approved amendment 2 will become effective on January 3rd 2017. Patients in need will have to obtain (1) letter of certification from a physician and (2) a valid state-issued MMJ card. Florida’s Department of Health is required to submitted the regulations by June 3rd 2017. Patients should be expecting to get their MMJ cards by September 3rd 2017.
Rolando Vazquez, Esq.