No. The City of Boca Raton does not approve any establishments selling recreational cannabis within its limits. This restriction complies with state law categorizing cannabis as a controlled or prohibited substance.
Yes. There are medical marijuana dispensaries in Boca Raton. The city allows for the establishment of medical marijuana treatment centers within its jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of the Florida medical marijuana legalization act – the Compassionate Use Act. The City Council, in a 3-2 vote in February 2020, approved zoning allowing marijuana dispensaries to open within city limits, reversing a ban on MMTCs enacted in 2014.
If you have a Florida medical marijuana card, you can buy medical cannabis online from Boca Raton dispensaries. However, you cannot purchase cannabis for recreational use online in the city.
You can visit any of the four medical marijuana centers in Boca Raton to purchase medical cannabis if you registered with the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry and have a valid medical marijuana card. If you intend to buy recreational cannabis, you will be unable to find a licensed outlet selling such products in the city. To find a licensed medical marijuana dispensary or MMTC in the city, search online using the phrase "Boca Raton marijuana dispensaries near me."
Before you may be allowed to enter a Boca Raton dispensary, you must bring a valid government-issued ID and a Florida medical marijuana card. Note that if you are a qualified seasonal resident in Boca Raton, you may qualify to obtain a medical marijuana card. You can find various marijuana forms at the dispensaries in the city, including flower, vaporizers, edibles, pre-rolls, concentrates, topics, orals, and sublinguals.
Prior to entering the dispensary area, you may be required to fill out a form pertaining to your qualifying condition. The form may also contain questions to verify if you consent to medical marijuana use and are aware of any potential side effects. After selecting the products you want, you will be asked to pay using cash or a debit card. You can use an on-site ATM to withdraw cash if you do not have cash. Note that on-site cannabis consumption is illegal within or around a dispensary.
Boca Raton dispensaries are required to comply with the following laws:
No medical marijuana treatment centers may be permitted within 4,000 feet of another medical marijuana treatment center
A cannabis business must acquire a cannabis retail license from the state, and a City of Boca Raton permit before commencing operations in the city
Only individuals with valid Florida medical marijuana cards may be allowed to buy cannabis at dispensaries in the city
No Boca Raton dispensary may sell more than 2.5 ounces of cannabis to a patient at any instant
It is unlawful to use cannabis on the grounds of a dispensary
The possession, cultivation, use, sale, and distribution of cannabis are illegal in all Florida jurisdictions, including Boca Raton, under Florida law. Depending on the amount of cannabis found in your possession, the offense may be classified as a misdemeanor or felony, with the punishment varying accordingly. Regardless of the quantity of cannabis found in your possession, if you are convicted of cannabis possession, there is a mandatory 12-month suspension of your driver's license.
Possession of less than 20 grams of weed is a misdemeanor of the first degree, penalizable by up to a year imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. Possession of weed in excess of 20 grams but less than 25 pounds is a third-degree felony that may attract a maximum of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Florida's Compassionate Use Act makes medical cannabis use legal for Boca Raton residents with specific illnesses who have enrolled in the Florida medical marijuana program. Boca Raton residents who have obtained medical marijuana cards under the program can have 35-day supplies of smokable cannabis and 70-day supplies of other forms of cannabis, including edibles.
The state law not only makes medical cannabis use legal for adults but also for minors who have qualifying conditions. However, minors are required to designate adult Floridian residents as caregivers to administer medical cannabis for them. Medical cannabis is available to minors and adults in the form of flower, edibles, topicals, and tinctures.
Note that the home cultivation of cannabis has not been approved under the Florida medical cannabis program, as is driving under the influence of medical cannabis. It is also illegal to consume medical cannabis publicly.
Individuals who want medical marijuana cards in Boca Raton must first register in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). Under state law, registering in the MMUR requires specific documentation and information. The following are the application requirements for inclusion in the MMUR:
Proof of Residency: Paper applicants must submit a copy of an active Florida driver's license or Florida ID
Payment: A $75 fee. This may be paid using a check or money order made to the Florida Department of Health. Your date of birth and patient ID number must be included on the check or money order. Cash is not accepted
After obtaining your medical marijuana certification from a Florida-licensed physician, the physician will include your information in the registry. Subsequently, the OMMU will send you a notification containing login instructions to access your profile in the registry. To apply for the card online, access the "your card" page in the MMUR to complete your application. You will be required to submit the necessary documentation and the processing fee.
If you are a mail applicant, you must provide the following:
A completed application form
A passport-style photo as outlined under Section 381.986(7)(a)(2) of the Florida Statutes
The application fee
Make your submission to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
The Florida department will review your application after submission, and it may take about ten business days to approve it. If you submit your application by mail, allow for another 3-5 days for postal delivery of the application.
Recreational cannabis use is illegal in public and private Boca Raton locations. Medical marijuana use is recommended for use in public places. It is not permitted to use medical cannabis in Boca Raton public areas.
You can only buy medical cannabis at a Boca Raton dispensary. To buy medical cannabis, you must be registered in the Florida MMUR and have an active Florida medical marijuana card. So, visit the dispensary with the registry ID card, cash, and a valid government-issued ID to purchase medical cannabis.
In Boca Raton, 3.5 grams of cannabis flower costs between $40 and $55.
Some popular cannabis strains in Boca Raton are:
Purple Train Wreck
No, it is illegal to smoke cannabis in public places in Boca Raton.
Florida MMUR-registered patients in Boca Raton can possess 35-day supplies of smokable cannabis and 70-day supplies of other marijuana forms. Possessing recreational cannabis is illegal.
No. Shipping cannabis in Boca Raton across state lines violates federal law.
You can order cannabis online from any of the medical marijuana dispensaries approved to operate in the city. However, you cannot legally order adult-use cannabis online legally.
No. There are no 24-hour weed dispensaries in the City of Boca Raton.
Boca Raton medical marijuana dispensaries are out of bounds to visitors except those with legal seasonal resident status in Florida.
You need a valid government-issued ID and a Florida medical marijuana card to enter a licensed dispensary in the city.
Trulieve is a top-rated dispensary in Boca Raton.
Medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs) in Boca Raton scan customers' IDs to ensure they can legally buy medical cannabis.
There are four medical cannabis dispensing locations in Boca Raton. However, there are no recreational weed dispensaries in the city.
The MMTCs in Boca Raton do not accept credit cards.
You can visit all four Boca Raton dispensers in one day if you wish.
No. You cannot pay for medical marijuana with health insurance in Boca Raton.
Yes. Medical cannabis purchases are tracked across all MMTCs in Florida, including those in the city.
If you have an active Florida medical marijuana use registry identification card, you can enter the medical marijuana dispensaries in Boca Raton at 18.
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) regulates cannabis operations in the City of Boca Raton. You may contact the OMMU by email at MedicalMarijuanaUse@flheath.gov.
To report illegal cannabis activities in Boca Raton, contact the Boca Raton Police Department by calling the PD at (561) 368-6201. Otherwise, you may file a report to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use using the office’s complaints filing form.