Yes, Wellington currently has one licensed marijuana dispensary. However, the dispensary only sells medical cannabis, as recreational marijuana is still illegal in Florida, Wellington's home state. The establishment of recreational marijuana dispensaries or the sale of recreational weed remains banned in Florida until adult-use marijuana becomes legal.
Yes. As of April 2023, only one Florida-licensed medical marijuana dispensary, commonly known as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC), operates in Wellington. Florida enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act in 2014, permitting individuals living with epilepsy and cancer to use low-THC cannabis in managing or treating their health conditions. This Act created the Office of Compassionate Use, which was tasked with managing the state's medical marijuana program.
Under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, patients could not access low-THC marijuana directly from dispensing organizations. In 2016, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, to fully legalize medical marijuana in the state. This initiative expanded the list of eligible conditions for medical marijuana treatment and made provisions for establishing MMTCs. Formerly the Office of Compassionate Use, the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) is responsible for issuing licenses to MMTCs in Florida.
Yes. Registered marijuana patients in Wellington can purchase medicinal cannabis online from the licensed dispensary within the city or from others across Florida. Shopping for cannabis online is convenient, and buyers can have their orders delivered to them at home and anywhere else in Wellington. Note that ordering marijuana online for recreational purposes in Florida is illegal.
Only patients enrolled in the Florida medical marijuana program can visit the licensed marijuana dispensary in Wellington. When a cannabis patient visits the dispensary for the first time, they will undergo an intake procedure through which the dispensary can verify their registration status in the Florida medical marijuana program. The procedure is one-off and not required for subsequent visits. When visiting the dispensary, patients must come with cash and valid Florida-issued medical marijuana cards. The dispensary in Wellington does not dispense recreational-use cannabis.
Licensed marijuana dispensaries in Wellington may only sell medical cannabis, as adult-use marijuana remains prohibited in Florida. Under Florida law, only adults aged 21 and older may work in cannabis dispensaries, and they must have a clean criminal history. Florida Statutes, Chapter 381, prohibits a licensed MMTC from buying cannabis from another MMTC unless they have proof of harvest failure to justify their action to the Florida Department of Health (DOH). MMTCS must keep records of every cannabis sale in the Florida Medical Marijuana Registry, including the amount sold, the cannabis form, and the date and time of purchase. Dispensing marijuana to patients younger than 18 is prohibited in Wellington.
Recreational marijuana is illegal in Wellington, in compliance with Florida laws. Hence, the sale, purchase, cultivation, processing, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is prohibited in the city.
The following are some of the medical marijuana rules in Wellington:
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated with marijuana. Being a registered medical cannabis patient will not prevent prosecution for DUI
Only patients with Florida-approved medical conditions, as outlined in Title XXIX, Section 381.96(2) of the Florida Statutes, qualify for medical cannabis treatment in Wellington. They must enroll in the state's medical marijuana program to be able to use medical marijuana
The consumption of medical cannabis edibles is prohibited under Florida marijuana laws
Cannabis patients are prohibited from cultivating marijuana in Wellington. According to state law, only licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) may grow, process, and dispense marijuana
The consumption of medical cannabis in public or on federal property in Wellington is prohibited
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) issues the Florida medical marijuana card, also known as the Medical Marijuana Use Registry Card, to qualifying patients and caregivers in Wellington. While applicants can apply via mail (paper application), they are often advised to submit their applications online for quick processing.
The OMMU provides a Medical Marijuana Use Registry Portal to initiate applications for a Florida medical recognition card. Applicants must first create an account on the portal, after which they will receive an email from OMMU containing details with which to complete their applications. While filling out the form online, make sure to upload all the required documents. For help navigating the portal and completing an application, check the Online Application Instructions and the Login Instructional Guide.
Qualifying patients in Wellington can also get a Florida medical marijuana card using paper applications. To submit a paper application, an applicant must provide the following:
Proof of residency in Wellington
A $75 application fee (check or money order payable to the Florida Department of Health)
Applicants may peruse the patient application instructions on the application form for assistance in submitting their applications. All required documents and the relevant form should be packaged in one envelope and mailed to the OMMU at:
Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use
P.O. Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
Florida prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public. Hence, the legal place to consume cannabis in Wellington is in users' private residences.
The sale of adult-use cannabis remains banned in Florida. If a person is visiting the cannabis dispensary in Wellington for the first time, they must complete an intake procedure to validate their registration in the state's medical marijuana program. For subsequent marijuana purchases, they only need to provide their Florida-issued medical recognition cards.
The average price of 1 ounce of marijuana in Wellington is $259. The actual price may be higher or lower depending on strain and quality.
The most popular strains of cannabis sold in Wellington include Grape Ape, Runtz, Granddaddy Purple, Green Crack, Big Love, Ice Cream Gelato, and Blue Dreams.
No, Senate Bill 8-A prohibits the consumption of medical cannabis in public, including consumption by smoking. Hence, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in public in Wellington.
It is unlawful to possess any amount of cannabis in Wellington without a prescription. Registered cannabis patients and caregivers are permitted to hold up to 2.5 ounces of smokable marijuana in a 35-day rolling period based on cannabis purchases.
No. Federal law bans shipping marijuana across state lines into Wellington.
Yes. Qualified cannabis patients in Wellington are allowed to order medicinal cannabis online and have the orders delivered to them at home. However, it is illegal to order adult-use cannabis online from any part of Florida.
No. The only licensed marijuana dispensary in Wellington opens at 7:00 a.m. daily and closes at different times depending on the day of the week, but not later than 8:00 p.m.
No. Tourists cannot purchase cannabis at the marijuana dispensary in Wellington. The dispensary can only sell medical cannabis to Florida permanent residents enrolled in the state's medical marijuana program.
Yes. Qualified patients must present Florida-issued medical marijuana cards before entering the dispensary in Wellington.
There is only one licensed marijuana dispensary in Wellington - MüV.
Scanning customers' IDs at Florida-licensed dispensaries is at the dispensaries' discretion. It is not mandated by law.
Only one marijuana dispensary operates in Wellington.
No. The marijuana dispensary in Wellington does not accept credit cards.
Presently, only one marijuana dispensary is available for qualified patients’ use in Wellington.
No, the licensed marijuana dispensary in Wellington does not accept health insurance for medical cannabis product purchases. Customers must settle their bills in cash.
The marijuana dispensary in Wellington is mandated by state law to track marijuana purchases using Bio Track.
Yes. A cannabis patient must be at least 18 years old to enter the cannabis dispensary in Wellington.
All cannabis activities in Wellington are regulated by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), whose contact information is listed on its website.