What is low-THC cannabis?

In Florida, low-THC cannabis is distinct from medical marijuana in that it contains very low amounts of the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because of its low-THC content, it does not have the euphoric properties that full-potency marijuana has.

In order to qualify as low-THC, the flowers, seeds, resin, and any other product derived from the cannabis plant must contain 0.8 percent or less of THC and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD) weight for weight.

Who qualifies for low-THC cannabis?

Qualified physicians may order low-THC cannabis for a qualified patient conditions enumerated in section 381.986, Florida Statutes.
Qualifying conditions include:

If a patient is younger than 18 years of age, a second physician must concur with the determination to treat the patient with low-THC cannabis.

 

The medical use of low-THC cannabis does NOT include the following as stated in Section 381.986(1)(j), F.S.:
  1. Possession, use, or administration of marijuana that was not purchased or acquired from a medical marijuana treatment center.
  2. Possession, use, or administration of marijuana in a form for smoking, in the form of commercially produced food items other than edibles, or of marijuana seeds or flower, except for flower in a sealed, tamper-proof receptacle for vaping.
  3. Use or administration of any form or amount of marijuana in a manner that is inconsistent with the qualified physician’s directions or physician certification.
  4. Transfer of marijuana to a person other than the qualified patient for whom it was authorized or the qualified patient’s caregiver on behalf of the qualified patient.
  5. Use or administration of marijuana in the following locations:
    • a. On any form of public transportation, except for low-THC cannabis.
    • b. In any public place, except for low-THC cannabis.
    • c. In a qualified patient’s place of employment, except when permitted by his or her employer.
    • d. In a state correctional institution, as defined in s. 944.02, or a correctional institution, as defined in s. 944.241.
    • e. On the grounds of a preschool, primary school, or secondary school, except as provided in s. 1006.062.
    • f. In a school bus, a vehicle, an aircraft, or a motorboat, except for low-THC cannabis.