November 14, 2019

In 2016, Florida legalized marijuana by a more than 70% majority. In 2017, further legislation was added. Marijuana growing operations are part of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers. To start a business growing marijuana in Florida, you must also open a nonprofit treatment center.

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There aren’t a lot of licenses available for treatment centers in Florida, but the state is in the process of expanding its program. Additional licenses for treatment centers will be awarded every time another 100,000 patients registering. In the meanwhile, interested business owners can learn about starting a marijuana dispensary in Florida is this article.

When was cannabis made legal

When was cannabis made legal

Amendment 2 passed in November of 2016. It further legalized medical cannabis in Florida, approving the use of whole-plant remedies, THC included. The state already attempted to legalize medical marijuana in 2014, but failed to obtain the necessary number of votes. However, Amendment 2 only allowed non-THC oils for certain conditions. With the recent changes, qualifying medical patients to possess, obtain and use strains of medical cannabis that are potent in psychoactive THC.

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Currently, marijuana must be obtained from Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers which are also responsible for growing the plant. Regulations say these centers must remain non-profit, but that too could change in the future.

How to open a marijuana growing operation in Florida

Marijuana growing operations in Florida are classified as “Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers.” These legal entities are authorized to grow, possess, sell, and transport cannabis products.

Licenses are distributed by the Florida Department of Health. This agency is responsible for outlining the procedures for Medical Marijuana Treatment Center registration, including the issuance of a license to operate, renewal of a license, and the suspension and revocation of licenses for those that fail to comply with operational standards.

Links to consulting companies that can help open a Florida marijuana growing operation


Looking to start a marijuana growing operation in Florida? The consulting companies listed below provide a wide range of services from helping with state licensing requirements and applications to running and stocking your business.

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  1. By Mr. T

    ,20 Apr 2019
    The voting Population of florida is 12.5 million people. Which means that If a MMTC License is issued every 100,000 people the cap on these facilities and licenses will be approximately 120 licenses For the for the whole state of […]Read More
    1. By Melvin

      ,11 Dec 2019
      These are not facts at all! I know of atleast 15 dispenseries in my city and the 2 neighboring cities next to Me with any and everything you need, I was looking for a particular strain that none of the […]Read More
  2. By Michelle

    ,21 Jun 2019
    This is disappointing. I'm sure this was voted in so that citizens could grow their own or start a business helping those sick or in pain. Now, the dirty sneaky government has once again brought corporatism into this and destroying […]Read More
  3. By Randall

    ,02 Oct 2019
    I am an established scientist in South Fla. I would like to obtain a “growers License” for seeds only for the industry that comply with State Parameters. I habe a seed bank ready and Land. Funding would be nice, but […]Read More

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