No. There are no dispensaries in the City of Tallahassee selling adult-use cannabis. Florida considers marijuana a Schedule I Controlled Substance - a prohibited drug that may not be sold anywhere in the state.
Yes. Medical marijuana dispensaries are operating in the City of Tallahassee. Authorized cannabis businesses selling medical marijuana in Tallahassee and the rest of Florida are known as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).
You can buy medical cannabis online in Tallahassee. However, you cannot buy recreational cannabis as adult-use cannabis is banned in the city.
You can only visit a medical marijuana dispensary in Tallahassee, as no cannabis establishment is permitted to sell cannabis for recreational purposes. Hence, you must be a registered medical marijuana patient in Tallahassee or another Florida jurisdiction before you may be allowed to enter a medical marijuana dispensary in the city. To verify your claims as a registered medical marijuana patient, you must provide a medical marijuana card issued by the Florida Department of Health. Note that if you are younger than 18, you may only purchase medical marijuana through your designated caregiver. Expect a dispensary employee, likely a security official, to scan your ID before permitting you to enter the MMTC.
After getting through an identity check with the security or a dispensary employee, a budtender or dispensary attendant will attend to you and ask questions about your product preferences. The attendants are often knowledgeable about cannabis products and can help you decide what products are best for you. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask questions and seek advice from dispensary attendants. Also, when shopping for your medical cannabis products, the dispensary attendant will not allow you to touch the products except those you purchased.
Most Tallahassee MMTCs only accept cash. Hence, prepare to bring cash to the dispensary. Alternatively, you may use an ATM on-site to withdraw cash for your transactions. After purchasing your items, you will not be allowed to consume them on the grounds of the dispensary. You may only consume the products when you get to a private home or property.
There are no adult-use dispensaries in Tallahassee; hence, no laws have been enacted relating to the operations of recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city. While medicinal marijuana dispensaries operate in Tallahassee, the city adopts state laws regulating the operations of such businesses. These regulations include:
Medical cannabis dispensaries may only sell medical cannabis to individuals enrolled in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry
A medical cannabis dispensary may not be located within a 500-foot radius of an existing public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school
A medical cannabis dispensary may not operate a drive-through service or an on-site consumption lounge
An MMTC may not sell alcoholic beverages
Since cannabis is illegal at the state level, possessing or consuming cannabis for recreational purposes is against the law in Tallahassee. A person may be charged with a misdemeanor for possessing up to 20 grams of cannabis. If you are caught using or carrying marijuana without a valid medical marijuana card, you may be subject to severe repercussions. In most cases, the length of your jail sentence will be proportional to the quantity of marijuana caught on you. These penalties may range anywhere from fines and community work to a jail sentence of up to thirty years.
In 2014, the Florida Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act passed by the Florida legislature made it legal to use cannabis for medical purposes across the State of Florida, including in the City of Tallahassee. Residents of Tallahassee registered in the Florida Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) who suffer from certain health conditions are allowed to use medical marijuana under the state's current medical cannabis legislation. Patients under the age of 18 or unable to care for themselves alone may assign caregivers to help them administer medical cannabis.
Upon completing your registration in the Florida MCP, you will be issued a medical marijuana card, which makes medical marijuana purchases possible, as the card is required to purchase medicinal marijuana at a licensed Tallahassee MMTC. If you are caught using marijuana without this card, you will be considered a recreational user according to the law.
Patients are permitted to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in Tallahassee, but they are only allowed to possess a maximum of 70 days' worth of cannabis at any given time. It is an offense to consume cannabis in public places or to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis, including medicinal cannabis. Transporting cannabis for medicinal purposes is restricted to approved caregivers who buy and deliver the drug or product for their patients who have registered with the state. It is against the law to cultivate cannabis at home, even for medical uses.
To get a medical marijuana card in the City of Tallahassee, you must apply to the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). However, there are specific eligibility requirements before considering applying to the Florida OMMU. You are required to enroll in the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) before you can obtain a medical marijuana card. Also, you are required to have one of the approved conditions in the state for medical marijuana use before a Florida-licensed physician may enroll you in the MMUR.
The medical conditions for which a Florida-licensed physician may issue a medical cannabis certification include:
Chronic nonmalignant pain due to a qualifying medical condition
A terminal health condition diagnosed by another physician besides the physician issuing the medical marijuana certification
Medical conditions of the same type or comparable to the conditions listed above
To find a qualified healthcare practitioner approved to issue a medical cannabis certification, consult the list of qualified physicians on the OMMU website. Or use the physician search tool on the OMMU website.
After the licensing physician has determined medical cannabis is appropriate for your condition, the healthcare practitioner will add your name and information to the Florida MMUR. You will be notified of your inclusion in the MMUR via the email address provided to your attending physician.
Upon getting the notification, follow the link in the mail to visit your MMUR profile and submit your medical marijuana card application. Applications submitted online typically take ten days to review. Alternatively, you may complete your medical marijuana card application by mail. If you are completing your medical marijuana card application by mail, you must include the following in your submission:
A completed medical marijuana patient application form
A passport-style photo
A copy of an acceptable proof of residency
A $75 check or money order made out to the Florida Department of Health. You must state your patient identification number on the memo line of the money order
Mail the application to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in Tallahassee, contact the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) at (800) 808-9580, review the step-by-step application guide, or visit the MMUR Identification Cards page on the OMMU website.
In Tallahassee, medical cannabis use is permitted on personal or private property. Public consumption of medical cannabis products is prohibited. It is illegal to consume adult-use cannabis in the city.
You cannot purchase recreational marijuana in Tallahassee since cannabis is illegal statewide in Florida. However, you may visit any approved MMTC establishment in the city to purchase medical cannabis. Your medical marijuana card and a valid government-issued ID Card will be required when buying medical cannabis.
In Tallahassee, cannabis flower costs (1/8th Oz.) between $30 and $50. A gram of pre-rolls costs about $13-$16, tinctures cost between $35 and $75 and concentrates cost about $55-$80.
Some of the most commonly purchased cannabis strains in Tallahassee are:
9 Pound Hammer
No. Smoking cannabis in public places in Tallahassee is illegal. Cannabis consumption in any form in public areas is not permitted in the city.
For adults in the city, possessing up to 20 grams is only considered a petty misdemeanor. Therefore, Tallahassee residents caught with up to 20 grams of weed may only be fined $100 for first-time violations. Registered medical marijuana patients enrolled in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry, and their caregivers can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana over 35-day periods. They can also possess up to 4 ounces of medical weed or no more than 70-day supplies of medical cannabis products.
No. Shipping cannabis into Tallahassee over state lines is illegal, as transporting cannabis across state lines is a federal offense.
You cannot currently order adult-use cannabis online in Tallahassee, as there are no recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city. However, you can order medical cannabis online in the city.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Tallahassee
Tourists cannot use recreational cannabis dispensaries in Tallahassee as there are no recreational cannabis dispensaries in Tallahassee. To use a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, you must fulfill the conditions to be considered a seasonal resident in the city or another Florida jurisdiction. If you are a seasonal Tallahassee resident, you can purchase medical cannabis by obtaining a temporary medical marijuana card from the Florida Department of Health.
You cannot purchase recreational weed in Tallahassee, as adult-use weed is illegal everywhere in Florida. If you are a medical marijuana patient, you must provide an OMMU-issued medical marijuana identification card and a government-issued ID at an MMTC to buy medical weed.
Curaleaf, Fluent, and Trulieve are leading medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Tallahassee.
MMTCs in Tallahassee scan the IDs of their customers to ensure medical cannabis and medical cannabis products are not sold to unauthorized individuals.
There are 14 approved medical marijuana dispensing locations in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee MMTCs do not accept credit cards. Transactions are usually completed by cash or debit cards.
You may visit two or more Tallahassee MMTCs in one day. However, you will not be able to buy more cannabis than permitted under Florida medical cannabis law. You cannot currently visit adult-use cannabis dispensaries as they are prohibited in the city.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Tallahassee do not accept health insurance.
Yes. Tallahassee MMTCs are required to track medical marijuana sales in their facilities.
At 18, you can enter a medical marijuana treatment center in Tallahassee. If you are under 18, you need your designated caregiver to purchase and administer medical marijuana for you.
The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) regulates cannabis operations in Tallahassee. You may contact the OMMU at:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
Email 1: MedicalMarijuanaUse@flhealth.gov
Email 2: OMMUComplaints@flhealth.gov
To report illegal cannabis activities in Tallahassee, contact the Tallahassee Police Department by calling the police department at (850) 891-4200 or file a complaint with the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU).