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Can Florida doctors order medical marijuana?

YES.     In June 2014, Florida’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ bill was signed into law, legalizing the ability of certified physicians to order low-THC marijuana for medical use in a select group of qualified patients. In 2016 the Amendment 2 ballot initiative was approved by 71% of Florida voters. Amendment 2 became effective in January 2017 and widely expanded on the initial bill, granting the medical use of marijuana by any qualified Florida resident if deemed appropriate by a certifying physician. Medical cannabis orders, recommendations, certifications, or authorizations are not technically ‘prescriptions’ as the prescriptive authority for physicians, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), does not recognize marijuana as medicine.