No. Dispensaries are not allowed to sell cannabis for recreational purposes in the City of Port St. Lucie. Note that the State of Florida still lists marijuana as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, ensuring that no jurisdiction in the state can sell cannabis for adult-use purposes.
Yes. There are medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Port St. Lucie. Medical cannabis dispensaries in the city are known as Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs).
You can buy medical cannabis online in Port St. Lucie. Recreational cannabis is illegal in the city and cannot be purchased online legally.
You cannot visit a recreational cannabis dispensary in Port St. Lucie. First-time visitors to a medical marijuana dispensary may feel overwhelmed by the range of shops, strains, varieties, brands, and methods for smoking or consuming marijuana. Nonetheless, there are a few things you must know before purchasing marijuana for the first time:
No Minors Permitted: If you are younger than 18, you will not be allowed to enter an MMTC. Be sure to have your Florida medical marijuana card with you or your caregiver if you are under 18 when going to an MMTC. Dispensary staff or security personnel will scan your ID to ensure you have legal rights to purchase medical cannabis
Bring Cash: Since marijuana is illegal federally, marijuana retailers cannot accept electronic forms of payment. This restricts dispensaries’ banking choices. Hence, most dispensaries request cash from persons buying cannabis
Ask Questions: If you are unsure what to purchase at a Port St. Lucie marijuana dispensary, you can speak with the attendant or budtenders at the facility. These attendants know the products available inside and out and are trained to help you get the best experience possible. Using the information you provide, budtenders can recommend different products and help you get set up with the supplies you need
Consumption Policy: Even for medicinal reasons, it is prohibited to use cannabis on the premises of a medical marijuana store. Therefore, you should not try to open the products in the dispensary or around the facility. Refrain from consuming the products until you get home
There are no regulations governing the operation of recreational dispensaries in Port St. Lucie since the city forbids the establishment of cannabis retail businesses. While medicinal marijuana dispensaries are permitted to operate in Port St. Lucie, there are strict operating standards for such businesses. These regulations include:
Medical marijuana dispensaries may only sell medical cannabis to persons registered with the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry
A dispensary may not be located within a 500-foot radius of an existing public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school
A dispensary may not operate an on-site consumption lounge or a drive-through service
A dispensary may not sell alcoholic beverages
Cannabis possession and use for recreational purposes are illegal in Port St. Lucie, as the substance is still prohibited in Florida. Possessing up to 20 grams or 60 joints of cannabis is a misdemeanor crime. If you are apprehended while using or possessing marijuana without a medical card, you may face severe consequences. Typically, the severity of your sentence will be linked to the amount of marijuana found in your possession. These punishments may vary from fines and community service to up to thirty years in prison.
The Florida Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act legalized medical cannabis in Port St. Lucie and all other Florida governments in 2014. Current Florida medical cannabis laws permit Port St. Lucie residents enrolled with the Florida Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) who suffer from specific medical conditions to access medical marijuana. Patients may assign caregivers to assist them in obtaining and administering medicinal cannabis if they are under 18 or incapacitated.
Marijuana use is permitted in Port St. Lucie only to persons with medicinal marijuana cards. This card allows you to purchase and use medical marijuana. If you are caught with marijuana without this card, the law classifies you as a recreational user. Even if you are consuming a substance for medical grounds, recreational use is unlawful in the state.
In Port St. Lucie, patients may buy up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis but possess no more than 70-day supplies of cannabis at any given time. It is unlawful to consume cannabis in public areas or drive while under the influence of medical cannabis. Transporting medical cannabis is only permitted to certified caregivers who purchase and deliver the substance or product for their registered patients. The home cultivation of cannabis is illegal in the city.
To get a medical marijuana card in the City of Port St. Lucie, you must obtain a certification attesting that you have one or more qualifying medical conditions specified by the state and complete a registration with the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR). To be eligible for enrollment in the MMUR, you must be a permanent or seasonal resident of Port St. Lucie or another Florida jurisdiction and obtain certification to have any of the approved medical conditions. Also, you can only get a medical cannabis certification for the following conditions:
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 professional from which you may obtain a medical cannabis certification, use the list of qualified physicians on the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) website. Alternatively, you find approved physicians using the physician search tool on the OMMU website.
Once your attending physician has obtained your email address and verified your information, the physician will add you to the Florida MMUR. You will be informed of your membership in the registry through email via the address provided to your attending physician.
After receiving the notification, follow the link in the mail to go to your MMUR account and submit your medical marijuana card application. If you complete your application online, the Department of Health will compare your MMUR information to your demographic profile in the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles database. If the information in both databases is similar, your application will be approved in ten business days.
If you are completing your application by mail, the following will be required:
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 your complete application to:
Office of Medical Marijuana Use
PO Box 31313
Tampa, FL 33631-3313
For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in Port St. Lucie, 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 Port St. Lucie, medical cannabis use is permitted on personal or private property. Public consumption of medical cannabis products is prohibited.
You cannot purchase recreational marijuana in Port St. Lucie due to Florida's ban on recreational marijuana. However, to buy medical marijuana, you may visit any licensed MMTC establishments in the city. Your medical marijuana identification card and a government-issued ID card will be required when purchasing medical cannabis.
In Port St. Lucie, cannabis flower costs (1/8th Oz.) between $30 and $50. A gram of pre-rolls costs about $12 - $16, tinctures cost about $55 and concentrates cost about $55 - $75.
Some of the most commonly bought cannabis strains in Port St. Lucie are:
Super Silver Haze
No. Smoking cannabis in public places, such as schools, bars, parks, sidewalks, and other areas where people gather in Port St. Lucie, is illegal.
The possession of up to 20 grams has been decriminalized in the city. Therefore, persons caught possessing marijuana within this limit will only be fined $100 for first-time offenses. Port St. Lucie residents registered in the Florida Medical Marijuana Use Registry and their caregivers may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana over a period of 35 days. They may also possess up to 4 ounces of medical marijuana or no more than 70-day supplies.
No. Transporting cannabis into Port St. Lucie over state lines is illegal, as transporting marijuana across state lines is a federal law violation.
You cannot currently order adult-use cannabis online in Port St. Lucie, as there are no recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city. However, you can order medical cannabis online in the city.
Section 120.04 of the Port St. Lucie Municipal Code permits dispensaries in the city to operate between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Hence, it is illegal for dispensaries to operate 24 hours in the city.
No recreational cannabis dispensaries exist in Port St. Lucie. The city does not approve visitors to use medical marijuana dispensaries. However, seasonal residents in Port St. Lucie may buy medical cannabis if they have obtained temporary medical marijuana cards from the Florida Department of Health.
You cannot purchase recreational weed in Port St. Lucie, as adult-use marijuana is illegal in Florida. If you are a medical marijuana patient, you must show an OMMU-issued medical marijuana card and a government-issued ID at the dispensary.
Trulieve medical cannabis dispensary, located at 1288 SW Gatlin Boulevard, is a leading MMTC in Port St. Lucie.
MMTCs in Port St. Lucie scan the IDs of their customers to ensure medical cannabis is sold to authorized persons.
There are five approved medical marijuana dispensing locations in Port St. Lucie.
Port St. Lucie MMTCs do not accept credit cards. Transactions are usually completed by cash or debit cards.
You may visit two or more Port St. Lucie 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 recreational marijuana dispensaries as they are prohibited in the city.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Port St. Lucie do not accept health insurance.
Yes. Port St. Lucie MMTCs are required to track medical marijuana sales on their premises.
At 18, you can enter a medical marijuana treatment center in Port St. Lucie. If you are under 18, you must have your caregiver purchase and administer medical marijuana on your behalf.
The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) is the state agency responsible for regulating cannabis operations in Port St. Lucie. You may contact the OMMU by mail 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 Port St. Lucie, contact the Port St. Lucie Police Department or file a complaint with the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). You may contact the city police department by filing a report online or calling (772) 871-5000.