The amendment that will make medical marijuana legal in the state of Florida, officially goes into effect today.
Under this expanded law, people suffering with debilitating medical conditions like HIV, cancer, epilepsy, and others can receive marijuana with a doctor’s prescription.
Though the herb is now legal for medical use, those eligible to receive the prescription in Florida will still have to wait sometime before they can get their hands on a prescription.
More than 300 doctors in Florida are registered to prescribe medical marijuana including 28 in Palm Beach County and 15 on the Treasure Coast, however, there is currently no plan or system in place for proper distribution.
Lawmakers and the Department of Health still need to include rulers for governing caregivers, physicians and even taxation.
According to sources, authorities are working to revise and implement rules for medical marijuana for September 9th, but one major measure that has been announced was that physicians must have an established relationship with the patient for at least three months, and try other treatments first.