If you are facing charges for the possession, manufacture, or sale of marijuana in Florida, do not wait to obtain legal representation. Until very recently, all forms of marijuana use were criminalized in the state. However, the overwhelming voter approval of Amendment 2 in the 2016 election made Florida the 26th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
You may be able to use medical marijuana as a defense in your case. Contact us to learn more.
Prior to the passing of Amendment 2, Florida law permitted marijuana access to a very limited number of people; people identified as seriously ill patients. This group was only allowed access to marijuana low in THC (.8% or less) and high in CBD.
In the summer of 2015, a new trend started in Florida – one that quickly spread to cities and counties across the state. From Miami-Dade all the way to Orlando, ordinances were passed giving officers the discretion to issue citations rather than arrests in situations involving possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Since then, acceptance of medical marijuana use has continued to increase in areas throughout the state, culminating in the passing of Amendment 2.
Amendment 2 gives seriously ill patients in Florida access to medical marijuana treatment in the form determined to be best suited for their needs. According to the new law, the Department of Health will regulate medical marijuana treatment centers throughout the state. These centers will be responsible for legally cultivating and dispensing cannabis to qualifying patients.
Who qualifies for legal use of medical marijuana?
Ali & Blankner has more than 50 years of collective experience. Together, we represent drug defense cases of every nature, including those involving medical marijuana. Whether you are a grower, edible producer, dispensary, or doctor, we may be able to help.
At Ali & Blankner, your first consultation is free so don’t wait to contact an Orlando medical marijuana lawyer at our firm for help. We can meet with you in person or over the phone to discuss the details of your situation and devise a legal strategy of defense moving forward.