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Low-THC Cannabis

Low-THC cannabis products contain less than 0.8% THC and more than 10% CBD content. As the amount of THC, the psychoactive compound present in cannabis, is low, there is no “high” associated with this product.

Patients suffering from the following conditions are eligible to receive non-euphoric low-THC medical cannabis, and/or medical cannabis:

  •  Cancer
  •  Epilepsy
  •  Glaucoma
  •  Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  •  Acquired immune deficiency disorder (AIDS)
  •  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  •  Crohn’s disease
  •  Parkinson’s disease
  •  Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  •  Other similar debilitating medical conditions
Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis products have no limit placed on the level of THC and therefore may produce the “high” commonly associated with cannabis.

Patients suffering from the following conditions are eligible to receive Full-THC medical cannabis:

  •  Terminal medical condition
  •  Crohn’s disease
  •  Parkinson’s disease
  •  Multiple sclerosis
  •  Glaucoma
  •  Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  •  Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  •  Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  •  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  •  Other similar debilitating medical conditions

Qualifying Criteria

Patients must also meet the following criteria:


Must be a Florida resident or a seasonal resident who can provide the state with two of the required forms for proof of residency.
Must be registered in the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Registry by an authorized ordering physician
If a patient is younger than 18 years of age, a second physician must concur with the low-THC or medical cannabis order, and such determination must be documented in the patient’s medical record
The risks of treatment with medical cannabis must be reasonable in light of the potential benefit to the patient
The patient (or legal representative) must provide voluntary, written informed consent to treatment
An order must be submitted to the Registry by an authorized physician