*Disclaimer: This blog is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Always check the specific laws of the state you are traveling to and from.

Traveling with medical marijuana is a popular topic. One of the most frequently asked questions is if a patient’s Florida medical marijuana card will work in other states. After all, medical marijuana is a life-changing treatment option for many health conditions — patients want the option to bring their medical marijuana with them wherever they go.

Some states will honor a patient’s out-of-state medical card, but in Florida, only Floridians can buy and possess medical marijuana.

However, Floridians may use their medical marijuana card in some other states under certain guidelines. Currently, 33 U.S. states will accept a patient’s out-of-state marijuana card. A Florida medical marijuana patient can possess medical marijuana in the following states without prosecution as long as they follow the state laws:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington
  • Washington D.C.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. In all cases, it is illegal to carry medical marijuana products across state lines.
  2. While it may be legal to carry medical marijuana in the above states, individual dispensaries can decide against selling to out-of-state patients. It is best to confirm with the dispensary ahead of time to ensure you can purchase your medical marijuana with an out-of-state card.
  3. Not all of the above states will allow you to purchase medical marijuana with an out-of-state card, but they will not prosecute the patient for possession.
  4. In some states where recreational marijuana is legal, such as California, Colorado and Nevada, patients will not have to show their medical card unless they are under 21 years of age.
  5. Always check the individual laws of the state you are traveling to regarding their regulations for out-of-state medical marijuana patients.

At MMTCFL, we can determine if you are eligible for medical marijuana and help you get your medical marijuana registration card. Get started with medical marijuana today by taking our online eligibility survey.

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