Last week, it came to the department’s attention that there are businesses advertising free or reduced-cost access to medical marijuana and in some cases are asserting that they are the “Office of Compassionate Use” when soliciting credit card information. These advertisements have been seen in Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee and are in no way related to the Office of Compassionate Use. These businesses are not a legal source of medical marijuana. The only businesses that can grow, process and sell medical marijuana are the seven licensed dispensing organizations, which can be found here: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/office-of-compassionate-use/dispensing-organizations/index.html

A press release with more information can be found here: http://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2017/04/041917-duval-mmj.html

Thank you,

Courtney F Coppola
Statewide Coordinator, Office of Compassionate Use
Florida Department of Health|4052 Bald Cypress Way|Tallahassee, FL 32399