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Cannabis and its governing laws can be a bit complex for the uninitiated. With multiple counties and cities having their own reforms, here is everything you need to know about cannabis in Florida. From legalities to the top dispensaries, here is a quick rundown.

Legality of cannabis in Florida

Recreational use of cannabis in Florida is illegal; however, medical cannabis is legal in the state. 

  • Medical use was legalized in 2016 following a constitutional amendment. 
  • The proposed legalization of recreational use is yet to appear before the Florida Supreme Court.

Legal penalties

Possessing up to 20 grams of cannabis for recreational use is an offense and can lead to jail time of up to a year and a fine of up to $1000. It can also cause suspension of the person’s driving license.

How to get cannabis in Florida?

Only medical users are allowed to purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries in the state. You will need to have a Florida patient or caregiver certification to purchase at authorized dispensaries.

Top medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida 

Here are some of the top Florida-based medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Cannabist Dispensary

Cannabist is a massive chain of retail cannabis dispensaries with outlets in multiple US states, serving both recreational and medical products. However, Florida outlets for this dispensary only serve medical products own to legality. 

Florida has 14 Cannabist outlets in places like Jacksonville, Brandon, Orlando, Melbourne, Miami, Cape Coral, and more.

If you are at a Cannabist outlet in Florida, be sure to check out their bestsellers including the Gastro Fusion Flowers, Sun Cake RSO oil, Blue Dream cart, and more.

Sanctuary Cannabis Dispensary

This medical dispensary in Florida is located at 877 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432. Sanctuary Cannabis is open seven days a week, however, operating hours may vary. 

Some of the bestsellers at this medical-only dispensary include the likes of Holy Grail Liquid Shatter carts, Ninja Funk Flowers, Peach Mango Full Spectrum Chews, and more.


INSA is a chain of retail cannabis dispensaries with multiple outlets across Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. However, do note that INSA outlets in Florida only serve medical users. 

Florida has nine INSA outlets in Clearwater, Jacksonville, Largo, Lake Placid, Orlando, Tampa, Hudson, The Villages, and Tallahassee. 

Bestsellers at INSA include their Super Fire Flowers, Montecristo Mango carts, Wedding Cake Prerolls, FSO Mint Dark Chocolate Bar, and more.

Green Dragon Cannabis

One of Florida’s biggest medical dispensary chains, Green Dragon Cannabis has over 30 active outlets in the state with plans for further expansion. Green Dragon Cannabis is also a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC).

As for products, the dispensary offers flowers, concentrates, and edibles with more product types coming soon. Bestsellers for the dispensary include their Alpha Blue and Deathstar flowers, MAGNUS wax, and Fuel carts.

Jungle Boys Dispensaries

Jungle Boys Dispensaries is a retail chain of cannabis dispensaries with multiple outlets in California and Florida. They are also a leading manufacturer of their in-house cannabis products.

Do note that the Florida outlets for this dispensary only serve medical users. 

Jungle Boys outlets in Florida are found in Ocala, Orlando, and Daytona Beach.

Top products to try at the Jungle Boys Dispensary include their Hippy Crasher Flowers, Dirt Nap Prerolls, Vanilla Velvet – Full Melt Wax, and more.

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