No. There are no recreational weed cannabis dispensaries in the City of Melbourne. Hence, you cannot purchase adult-use cannabis in the city. The city abides by Florida law prohibiting the sale of controlled substances.
Yes, there are a few medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Melbourne. Medical marijuana patients are able to buy medical cannabis in Melbourne due to Amendment 2, which legalized medical cannabis sales statewide in Florida.
Yes, medical marijuana can be purchased online from any approved medical marijuana treatment center in Melbourne. However, it is illegal to purchase adult-use cannabis as Florida bans recreational cannabis use and possession.
You can visit any of the three Melbourne medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) if you have a Florida-issued medical marijuana card. Melbourne dispensaries take security and compliance with state laws seriously and will not permit persons without valid medical marijuana cards to enter their premises. If you plan to purchase adult-use weed, you cannot find licensed facilities selling it in Melbourne. In addition to your medical marijuana card, at an MMTC, you will be asked to provide a government-issued ID card, such as a Florida driver's license or another Florida-issued ID with your name and date of birth on it.
Note that purchases will be required to be completed with cash and not credit cards. Also, you will not be allowed to consume your products on-site or buy medical cannabis if you are not a resident of Florida.
Melbourne dispensaries are required to comply with the following laws:
A dispensary may not operate in Melbourne without obtaining a cannabis business license from the State of Florida and a City of Melbourne business permit
No Melbourne dispensary may sell cannabis to individuals without valid registrations in the Florida medical marijuana registry
The sale of alcoholic beverages by Melbourne dispensaries is illegal
Loitering is prohibited at Melbourne MMTCs
Consumption of cannabis is illegal on the grounds of a Melbourne dispensary
No dispensary may sell more than a 70-day supply of medical cannabis to a patient
No minor may be permitted inside a Melbourne dispensary without the presence of the patient’s designated and approved adult caregiver
It is illegal to have, use, or cultivate cannabis for recreational use in Melbourne. Only persons with valid Florida medical marijuana licenses are allowed to have and use cannabis in the city. Although you may be charged with a petty misdemeanor for having up to 20 grams of marijuana, it is still an offense if you are caught with any amount of a controlled substance. The severity of the penalty depends on the quantity of cannabis in the offender's possession.
Florida's Amendment 2, which modified the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act approved in 2104, allows qualified Melbourne patients with certain medical ailments to possess and use medical cannabis subject to certain restrictions. The state medical marijuana law, which is the law guiding medical marijuana operations in Melbourne, also created a program requiring patients to register with a state authority to access cannabis legally.
Under state law, a patient registered in Melbourne must obtain a medical marijuana card which will be required at medical marijuana treatment centers before purchases can be made. Medical marijuana patients can buy products in the form of tinctures, edibles, topicals, and flowers. Patients in Melbourne can possess 35-day supplies of smokable marijuana and 70-day supplies of other forms, such as edibles.
The home cultivation of cannabis for personal medical use is illegal. It is also unlawful to use medical cannabis in public places, federal lands, or properties. Patients are prohibited from giving cannabis to other patients or non-patients and driving while intoxicated from cannabis use.
You can only obtain a medical marijuana card if enrolled in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). Before applying to the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use for inclusion in the MMUR, you must get a medical cannabis certification from an OMMU-approved physician. Only persons with one or more approved conditions under the Florida medical marijuana program may be issued medical cannabis certifications. Some approved conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, and epilepsy. To verify if your physician is approved under the OMMU, see the list of approved healthcare practitioners on the OMMU website.
During your appointment with the healthcare practitioner, the physician will add your information to the MMUR upon verifying that you are eligible to use medical marijuana. Subsequently, the OMMU will send you a notification by email, including the link to enter your profile on the MMUR. On your profile, you can apply for a medical marijuana card by providing the necessary documentation and application fee payment.
If you prefer a paper application, you must provide:
A passport-style photo
A completed application form
A check or money order ($75) made payable to the Florida Department of Health
Submit the complete application to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
Your card may take up to four weeks to arrive from submitting your application. However, if you complete your application online, your card will be ready in 10 business days or less. You may use the OMMU application guide to obtain more information on medical marijuana card applications.
There is no permitted area to consume recreational cannabis in the City of Melbourne. However, if you are a registered medical cannabis patient, you can use medical cannabis on your private property.
You can only buy cannabis at a Melbourne dispensary if you intend to purchase medical cannabis and are approved to use medical cannabis in the city. To be approved to use medical cannabis, you must possess an active Florida medical marijuana card. To be allowed to enter a Melbourne dispensary, both a Florida medical marijuana card and a government-issued ID are required.
In Melbourne, 3.5 grams of cannabis flower costs between $40 and $50.
Some popular cannabis strains in Melbourne are:
No, it is unlawful to smoke cannabis in public places in Melbourne.
State and City of Melbourne laws make it illegal to have any amount of cannabis for recreational use. On the other hand, a patient with an active registration in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry is allowed to have a 35-day supply of smokable marijuana and a 70-day supply of other marijuana forms.
No. Shipping cannabis in Melbourne across state lines is a federal offense and is punished severely.
Ordering recreational cannabis online is illegal in Melbourne. Registered medical cannabis patients in the city can order medical cannabis online.
No. There are no 24-hour marijuana dispensaries in Melbourne.
If you have an approved seasonal resident status in the City of Melbourne or other Florida locations, you may use medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Otherwise, you must be a permanent resident of the state before you may be issued a medical marijuana card which qualifies you to use a dispensary in the city. There are no recreational cannabis dispensaries in Melbourne.
To use a medical marijuana treatment center in Melbourne, you need a Florida-issued medical marijuana card and a government-issued ID with your date of birth and name.
FLUENT Cannabis Dispensary is well-rated in the City of Melbourne. The dispensary sells medical cannabis only.
Yes, Melbourne MMTCs scan IDs before permitting visitors to enter their premises.
There are three licensed medical marijuana treatment centers and no adult-use cannabis dispensaries in the city.
Credit cards are not accepted at Melbourne MMTCs.
You can go to all three licensed dispensaries in Melbourne in a single day.
No. You cannot pay for medical cannabis with health insurance in the City of Melbourne.
Yes. Regardless of the number of medical cannabis dispensaries visited in one day in Melbourne, you will not be able to buy more cannabis than permitted under Florida law as dispensaries track weed purchases statewide.
If you have an active Florida medical marijuana card, you will be permitted to enter a medical marijuana treatment center in the city at 18.
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) regulates cannabis operations in the City of Melbourne. You may contact the OMMU by mail at:
PO Box 31313
To report illegal cannabis activities in Melbourne, contact the Melbourne Police Department by calling the PD at (321) 608-673. Alternatively, you may file a report to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use using the office’s complaints form.