Florida's state track & trace system

In Florida, the cannabis industry is regulated by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). Here's a breakdown of the types of licenses available and their associated costs:

  1. Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) License:
  2. Purpose: This license allows for the cultivation, processing, and dispensing of medical marijuana.
  3. Requirement for Vertical Integration: MMTCs must be vertically integrated, meaning they must manage all aspects of production from seed to sale.
  4. Number of Licenses: As of 2022, there were 22 MMTC licenses in Florida, with plans to issue 19 more. However, the application for these additional licenses hadn't been released yet.
  5. License Application Fee: The application fee for new MMTCs is $146,000.
  6. License Renewal Fee: MMTC operators must renew their licenses every two years, with a renewal fee calculated based on the state’s cost to regulate the industry. For the period between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024, the renewal fee is $1,223,124.42.
  7. Edibles Food Establishment Permit:
  8. Purpose: This permit, overseen by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, allows MMTCs to manufacture and dispense edibles.
  9. Eligibility: Only licensed MMTCs can apply for this permit.
  10. Requirements: Facilities must meet construction standards and training/process control requirements before beginning operations.
  11. Application Process: Involves submitting a list of edibles to be produced and demonstrating an approved water and sewage system, followed by an on-site inspection.
  12. Cost: The specific cost of this permit was not detailed in the sources reviewed.
  13. Cultivation, Processing, and Dispensing Authorization:
  14. These are not separate licenses but are integral parts of the MMTC license. MMTCs must request and notify the department of their readiness for cultivation and processing of cannabis, as well as the dispensing of derivative products.
  15. Registry Identification Card:
  16. Purpose: Required for patients and legal representatives to obtain medical cannabis.
  17. Eligibility: Must be a permanent resident of Florida and entered into the Compassionate Use Registry by a qualified physician.
  18. Cost: The cost for this card was not detailed in the sources reviewed.

It's important to note that these regulations and fees are subject to change, and prospective applicants should consult the Florida Department of Health or relevant state agencies for the most current information. Additionally, the cannabis industry in Florida is primarily focused on medical use, as recreational marijuana remains illegal in the state.

For detailed information on the application process, requirements, and updates, visit the Florida Department of Health’s website and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).

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