No. No recreational cannabis dispensaries are in the City of Hollywood. State law lists cannabis as a Schedule I Substance and prohibits its sale in all Florida jurisdictions.
Yes. There are medical cannabis dispensaries in the City of Hollywood. Medical marijuana dispensaries in the city sell flower or smokable cannabis, concentrates and oils, tinctures, capsules, ointments, and edibles.
You can buy medical cannabis online in Hollywood. However, you cannot buy recreational cannabis as it is illegal in the city.
Cannabis use for recreational purposes is illegal in Florida. Therefore, the only dispensaries you can visit in Hollywood are medical marijuana dispensaries, more commonly MMTCs (Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers). MMTCs do not allow persons without valid photo ID cards to enter their facilities. To buy cannabis from a Hollywood MMTC, you need a valid MMUR (Medical Marijuana Use Registry) card issued by the Florida Department of Health. Note that medical cannabis sold in Hollywood MMTCs are not accessible to out-of-state medical marijuana patients. Therefore, even if you have a medical marijuana card issued in your home state, you will not be allowed to purchase marijuana at an MMTC in the City of Hollywood.
To verify your identity as an approved medical marijuana patient and your familiarity with the terms of your medical cannabis prescription, a dispensary staff at an MMTC will have you fill out an intake form during your first visit. There is usually a separate waiting area before you are allowed into the dispensing area. Once you enter the dispensary, a dispensary employee will assist you in selecting the right cannabis products for your needs. In Hollywood, MMTCs are only allowed to sell customers 35 days' worth of cannabis flower and 70 days' worth of cannabis in total. The dispensary sells a variety of medicinal cannabis products, including dried flowers, oils, edibles, tinctures, extracts, and topical treatments like lotions and balms.
Another essential factor to consider before visiting an MMTC In Hollywood is the form of payment accepted by dispensaries. The majority of MMTCs in the city only accept cash. Therefore, it is recommended that you go to the dispensary with cash. Alternatively, you may use the retail store’s ATM to get cash for your cannabis purchases. The dispensary is not a place where you may consume cannabis products. Such an act is illegal as cannabis products may only be used on private properties.
The City of Hollywood permits only medical marijuana treatment centers that have obtained the relevant state licenses and city permits to operate within the city limits. No recreational dispensaries may operate in the city. MMTCs are prohibited from selling medical cannabis to persons without valid MMUR identification cards. They must also ensure that medical cannabis buyers do not purchase more than 30 days’ worth of cannabis flower and 70 days’ worth of non-smokable cannabis. MMTC must track cannabis sales through an automated application approved by the state and may not be located within 500 feet of a school.
Due to a state-wide prohibition, recreational cannabis use and possession are both illegal in Hollywood. It is a misdemeanor to be caught with less than 20 grams of cannabis. Consequences can be severe if you are caught using marijuana and do not have a valid medicinal marijuana card. The length of your jail time will often be directly related to the quantity of marijuana found on you.
Florida authorized medicinal marijuana in 2014 under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. Extremely restrictive, the law approved only low-THC products for cancer and epileptic patients. Through Amendment 2, Floridians voted in 2016 to significantly increase the state's list of qualifying ailments. Persons who have cancer, positive status for HIV, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions listed under Section 381.986 (2) of the Florida Statutes can now legally access medical cannabis in Hollywood. Additionally, the legislation established legal safeguards for patients, caregivers, physicians, and dispensary employees. Amendment 2 became effective in June 2017.
With a physician’s approval, Hollywood residents can purchase medical marijuana from a certified medical marijuana treatment center in the city or other Florida locations. In accordance with an August 2022 rule issued by the Florida Department of Health, a licensed physician cannot recommend more than three 70-day marijuana supplies at any given time. Every 35 days, patients may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis. Patients are not permitted to possess more than four ounces of cannabis at any time. The home growing of cannabis is not authorized for medical cannabis patients. Also, it is illegal to use medical cannabis in public places or to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of medical cannabis.
Hollywood residents, seasonal or permanent, must complete an application process to obtain medical marijuana cards under the Florida medical cannabis program. You may only receive a medical marijuana card after your physician adds your information to the Florida medical marijuana use registry.
First, you must obtain a medical cannabis certification from your healthcare provider, attesting that you have any of the following conditions:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Chronic nonmalignant pain due to a qualifying condition
A terminal ailment diagnosed by another physician other than your certifying healthcare provider
Medical conditions of the same type or similar to the conditions listed above
Note that not all physicians are authorized to issue medical cannabis certifications in Florida. You may use the OMMU list of qualified physicians or the OMMU physician search tool to find physicians in Hollywood. Approved physicians have access to the MMUR; hence, your certifying physician will add your information to the registry after obtaining your email address. The Florida OMMU will send you login credentials to access your profile on the MMUR.
Subsequently, retrieve your login credentials from the mail and log in to access your MMUR profile. Supply all the required documentation and pay the required $75 processing fee. If you are completing your application by mail, you must include the following in your application:
A completed patient application form
A copy of the required proof of residency
A passport-style photo meeting the guidelines under Section 381.986(7)(a)2., F.S.
A $75.00 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health with your patient identification number included on the memo line
Mail your application to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
Online applications take about ten days for approval, while mail applications take longer. For more information on obtaining medical marijuana cards in Hollywood, visit the MMUR Identification Cards page on the OMMU website or contact the OMMU at (800) 808-9580.
Medical cannabis use is legal on private properties and in private residences in Hollywood. Cannabis use is prohibited in public places, schools, vehicles, aircraft, school buses, workplaces (except where permitted by employers), correctional institutions, federal lands and buildings, and motorboats. Recreational cannabis use is legal in the city.
You can only buy medical cannabis at a weed dispensary in Hollywood. The city has no dispensaries authorized to sell adult-use cannabis. To buy medical cannabis in the city, you must visit any of the three approved MMTCs or purchase online from their websites. Before you may be sold medical cannabis, you will be required to provide your Florida-issued medical marijuana card and a valid government-issued ID card.
Depending on the quality and strain, a gram of cannabis flower in Hollywood costs between $10 and $20.
Some of the most commonly purchased cannabis strains in Hollywood are:
Girl Scout Cookies
No. Although SB 182 permits smokable cannabis in all Florida jurisdictions, such smoking may not occur in public locations but on private properties.
Qualified Hollywood medical marijuana patients may purchase up to a 70-day supply of medicinal cannabis products, with a limit of 2.5 ounces each 35-day period and no more than 4 ounces of flower. They cannot purchase marijuana flowers in excess of the medical marijuana possession limit of four ounces.
No. You cannot purchase medical marijuana in Hollywood and travel with or ship it across state lines. Shipping medical cannabis across state lines from Hollywood is a felony because federal law still prohibits cannabis use.
You can order medical cannabis online in Hollywood. Recreational cannabis is not legally available to buyers.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Hollywood.
As there are no recreational cannabis stores in Hollywood, tourists cannot use adult-use cannabis dispensaries in the City of Hollywood. In order to use a medical marijuana dispensary in the city as a tourist, you must fulfill the requirements for a seasonal resident of the city or another Florida jurisdiction. If you have been authorized as a legal seasonal resident anywhere in Florida, you can receive a temporary medical marijuana card from the Florida Department of Health and purchase cannabis at any MMTC in Hollywood.
You cannot purchase recreational weed in Hollywood, as adult-use weed is illegal in all Florida locations. However, you must provide an OMMU-issued medical marijuana card and a government-issued ID to buy medical marijuana at a Hollywood MMTC.
Ayr Cannabis Dispensary, MuV, and Trulieve are the only approved medical marijuana treatment centers in Hollywood.
MMTCs in Hollywood scan the IDs of their customers to ensure medicinal cannabis is sold to permanent or seasonal Florida residents registered in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
There are three approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Hollywood.
Hollywood MMTCs do not accept credit cards. Medical cannabis transactions are generally completed with cash or debit cards.
You may visit two or more Hollywood MMTCs in one day. However, you will not be permitted to purchase more medical cannabis than is allowed under Florida medical cannabis law. You cannot visit a recreational cannabis dispensary in the city as there are no such facilities there.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Hollywood do not accept health insurance.
Yes. Hollywood MMTCs are required to track medical marijuana sales in their facilities.
You can enter a Hollywood medical marijuana treatment center if you are 18 or older. If you are not yet 18, you need your designated caregiver to buy and administer medical cannabis for you.
The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), through the Florida Department of Health, is the governing agency for medical cannabis operations in the City of Hollywood. You may contact the OMMU at:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
To report illegal cannabis activities in Hollywood, contact the Hollywood Police Department by calling the police department at (954) 967-4636. You can also report illegal cannabis activities in the city by filing a complaint with the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use or emailing the Office at OMMUComplaints@flhealth.gov.