FLORIDA’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER LICENSE (MMTC)
Parties interested in becoming a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) can now apply for a state license to operate. All interested applicants can find additional information posted at the homepage of the Office of Compassionate Use.
Pursuant to §381.986 of the Florida statutes and Article X, Section 29 of the Florida Constitution, applicants can legally apply to operate a MMTC.
Each applicant must establish credibility by undergoing a level 2 background screen that is applicable to all owners, officers, board members, and managers associated with the application.
One of the established parties to the application must also submit fingerprints of their vendor. The applicant must also provide certified financials that have been audited by a professional Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
An applicant’s certified financial documents must have been issued within 12 months from the date of submitting the MMTC application to the Department.
An applicant must also demonstrate the employment of a Medical Director to supervise the activities of the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.
An MMTC’s Medical Director must have an active, unrestricted license as an allopathic physician under chapter 458 or osteopathic physician under chapter 459.
Please note, an individual may not be an applicant, owner, officer, board member, or manager on more than one application for licensure as a medical marijuana treatment center.
Therefore, a Medical Director may not appear on more than one MMTC license application.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that its Medical Director is not serving as a Medical Director for another MMTC applicant.
As Florida continues to develop and expand its medical marijuana program, more and more cannabis doctors in Florida are expected to join the movement and capitalize on the growth.
Florida has a chance to be one of the leading cannabis states due to its population and size. The cannabis cultivation laws in Florida are in a major need of a complete overhaul before any real progress can be made and tax dollars generated for the state.