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DISPENSARY LICENSE GUIDELINES

  1. Licensed MMTCs are authorized to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana.
  2. MMTC applicants must demonstrate at a minimum:
    • The applicant has been registered to do business in Florida for 5 consecutive years prior to submission of the application.
    • Possession of a valid nursery certificate of registration issued by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
    • The technical and technological ability to cultivate and produce marijuana, including, but not limited to, low-THC cannabis.
    • The ability to secure the premises, resources, and personnel necessary to operate as a medical marijuana treatment center.
    • The ability to maintain accountability of all raw materials, finished products, and any byproducts to prevent diversion or unlawful access to or possession of these substances.
    • An infrastructure reasonably located to dispense marijuana to registered qualified patients statewide or regionally as determined by the department.
    • The financial ability to maintain operations for the duration of the two-year approval cycle, including the provision of certified financial statements to the department.
    • That all owners, officers, board members, and managers have passed a level 2 background screening.
    • The employment of a medical director to supervise the activities of the MMTC.
    • A diversity plan that promotes and ensures the involvement of minority persons and minority business enterprises, as defined in s. 288.703, Fla. Stat., or veteran business enterprises, as defined in s. 295.187, Fla. Stat., in ownership, management, and employment.
    • Within 10 days of licensure, successful applicants must post a $5 million performance bond issued by an authorized surety insurance company rated in one of the three highest rating categories by a nationally recognized rating service or provide an irrevocable letter of credit payable to the Department or provide cash to the Department.
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DISPENSARY LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Business Plan
  • Cultivation Plan
  • Marijuana Processing and Manufacturing Plan
  • Employee Manual
  • Environmental Plan
  • Financial Plan
  • Fire Safety Plan
  • Inventory Control Plan
  • Recordkeeping Plan
  • Patient Education Plan
  • Product Safety Plan
  • Security Plan
  • Staffing Plan
  • Suitability of Proposed Plan
  • Transportation Plan
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FLORIDA DISPENSARY UPDATES:

Approved Medical Marijuana treatment centers are the only businesses allowed to grow, process, or sell medical marijuana in Florida.

Amount of Medical Marijuana Dispenspensed: (September 21- September 28): 39,745,685 mgs

Amount of Low-THC Cannabis Dispensed: (September 21- September 28): 2,043,011 mgs

Approved Dispensing Locations: 55

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LICENSED DISPENSARIES IN FLORIDA (2018)

Bradenton, Clearwater, Edgewater, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville,
Lady Lake, Miami (1), Miami (2), New Port Richey, Orlando, Palm Coast,
Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, & delivery

Deltona, Jacksonville, Largo, Miami Beach, North Port, Orange Park,
Orlando, Pensacola, Port Orange, Tallahassee, Tampa, & delivery

Deerfield Beach, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lakeland, Lake Worth,
Miami, Orlando, Palm Bay, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, & delivery

Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake Worth, Orlando, St.
Petersburg, Tallahassee, & delivery

Port St. Lucie, St. Petersburg, Summerfield, Tampa, & delivery

Deerfield Beach, Holly Hill, Palm Bay, & delivery

Apollo Beach, Sarasota, & delivery

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OMMU UPDATES

10/2/2018 (Updated)

Qualified Patients: (Active Patients): 131,258

Total Patients: 169,632

Processing Time for Complete Application*: 5 Business Days

Processing Time For ID Card Printing: 5 Business Days

*Applications are not deemed complete until payment has successfully cleared – up to 5 business days.

Qualified Ordering Physicians: 1,743

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WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana has been and continues to be available for qualified patients. Patients and caregivers may fill their orders at any of the 55 dispensing locations, or via delivery from approved MMTCs below.

FLORIDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGAL UPDATES

The implementation of Amendment 2 and section 381.986, F.S. (2018) continues to be frequently litigated.
While some of these lawsuits have little impact on OMMU’s progress, others – particularly those regarding the constitutionality of the law the OMMU is tasked with executing – have a significant impact on DOH’s ability to
implement certain requirements of section 381.986, F.S. (2018).

Redner v. DOH, et. al., 13th Judicial Circuit Case No. 17-CA-5677
Court of Appeal reinstated the stay and noted that Redner was
unlikely to succeed on the merits of the case. Redner appealed to
the Florida Supreme court by filing a Petition to Invoke “All Writs”
Jurisdiction. Florida Supreme Court issued an Order denying the
petition to invoke all writs jurisdiction on May 25.

People United for Medical Marijuana v. DOH, et. al., 2nd Judicial
Circuit Case No. 2017-CA-1394
Court of Appeal reinstated the stay and noted that Plaintiffs were
unlikely to succeed on the merits of the case. The lower court’s
order is not currently in effect.

Bill’s Nursery, Inc. v. DOH, 2nd Judicial Circuit Case No. 2017-CA002411
Order denying the Motion to Dismiss issued on May 24

Nature’s Way v. DOH Case No. 17-5801 and 18-0721
Settlement agreement and Final Order issued on July 13 in Case
No. 18-0271, granting Nature’s Way a license and registration as
a MMTC. Case No. 17-5801 is on appeal (Case No. 1D18-2929).

Florigrown LLC v. DOH Case No. 2017-CA-002549
Hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order set
for July 19. Hearing on injunctive relief completed. On August 2,
the Court issued an Order denying the motion for temporary
injunction without prejudice and setting a case management
conference for October 3.

Patients and Producers Alliance, Inc. v. DOH Case No. 2018-CA000336
Case filed February 14, 2018 and has been assigned to Judge
Dodson.

Del Favero v. DOH, DOAH 18-2838
Administrative challenge to citrus preference in application rule.
Final order issued by administrative law judge on August 6, finding
that Rule 64-4.002 is an invalid exercise of delegated legislative
authority. Notice of Appeal was filed by Mecca Farms (intervenor
in case below) on September 4 (Case No. 1D18-3761).

Tingle v. DOH, 1st Judicial Circuit Case No. 18-CA-3143
Native American Farmer filed complaint for declaratory judgment

Spring Oaks v. DOH, DOAH 18-4471
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Perkins v. DOH, DOAH 18-4473
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Bill’s Nursery v. DOH, DOAH 18-4474
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Dewar Nurseries v. DOH, DOAH 18-4463
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Tree-King Tree Farm Inc. v. DOH, DOAH 18-4472
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Tropiflora v. DOH, DOAH 18-4697
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

DeLeon’s Bromeliads v. DOH, DOAH 18-4698
DOH filed a motion to consolidate related cases. Del Favero and
East Coast Packers have filed petitions to intervene. Liner Source,
Inc. and Caribbean Distillers, LLC filed petitions to intervene.

Aardvark Plant Services, Inc., v. DOH, DOAH 18-4585RP
Assigned to Administrative Law Judge on September 6. Hearing
scheduled for October 4.

Miller & Sons v DOH
Writ filed in First DCA

Liner Source v. DOH, et.al., 2nd Judicial Circuit Case No. 18-CA-1932
Petitioner filed complaint for writ of mandamus and declaratory relief.

GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Medical Marijuana ID Card Application Process: Once a patient has been diagnosed by a qualified ordering
physician and entered into the Medical Marijuana Use Registry, they can immediately begin the identification
card application process.

The department encourages applicants to complete the process online as this
decreases processing time. Patients receive an email from OMMU once their email is added to the registry by
their qualified ordering physician which directs them to the application.

Once an application is reviewed and approved, patients receive an approval email which can be used to fill an order at an approved MMTC while they await their physical card.

Medical Marijuana Use Registry: All orders for medical marijuana are recorded and dispensed via the Medical
Marijuana Use Registry. The Medical Marijuana Use Registry is accessible online, with real-time information to
ordering physicians, law enforcement and medical marijuana treatment center staff.

Patients and caregivers may also access the Medical Marijuana Use Registry to submit a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification
Card application, and check the status of their application.