Florida

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Medical CBD
Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
20 grams or less Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
More than 20 grams - 25 lbs Felony 5 years $ 5,000
More than 25 – less than 2000 lbs Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000
2000 – less than 10,000 lbs Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 15* - 30 years $ 200,000
Less than 25 plants Felony 5 years $ 5,000
25 - 300 plants Felony 15 years $ 10,000
300 - 2,000 plants Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000
2000 - 10,000 plants Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000
Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areas Felony 15 years $ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
20 grams or less without remuneration Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
25 lbs or less Felony 5 years $ 5,000
More than 25 – less than 2000 lbs (or 300 - 2,000 plants) Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000
2000 – less than 10,000 lbs (or 2000 - 10,000 plants) Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 15* - 30 years $ 200,000
Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areas Felony 15 years $ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of hashish or concentrates Felony 5 years $ 5,000
Selling, manufacturing or delivering Felony 5 years $ 5,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Miscellaneous
Conviction causes a driver's license suspension for a period of 1 year

Details

Local Decriminalization

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

Drugged Driving

Every state criminalizes driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Some jurisdictions also impose additional per se laws. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Read further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available online.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Medical CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC in instances where a physician has recommended such treatment to a patient with a state-qualifying condition.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.