With the Florida Medical Marijuana Card:
The total amount of flower/bud a qualified patient can possess to 4 ounces.
Limits the amount of flower a patient can buy every 35 days to 2.5 ounces.
Even if on Probation or Parole a person many be able to smoke with this card.
Florida Recreational Weed Laws And Penalties without the MMJ Card.
Amendment 2 did not change Florida’s drug possession laws. The possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000. Possession of more than 20 grams of is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.
Sale or delivery of marijuana is a felony. If perpetrated within 1,000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified area it is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
However, as mentioned above, some Florida municipalities have opted to essentially decriminalize personal use of marijuana. Orlando, for example, allows police officers to write citations rather than arresting offenders. For the possession of 20 grams of cannabis or less, an officer can choose to write a citation with a $100 fine for first-time offenders, or $200 for a second offense. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $500 and have to appear in court.
In certain jurisdictions, payment of the citation constitutes admission of guilt and can still result in a criminal record.
Although Miami-Dade County, Tampa, Key West, and Orlando have decriminalized personal recreational use, many other municipalities still consider possession of marijuana an arrest-able offense.
When is recreational marijuana likely to become legal in Florida? Some experts and advocates are predicting that a recreational marijuana referendum will appear on the state ballot in 2022.