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Can you share your medical marijuana?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Florida law may not allow for the use of recreational marijuana, as many other states now do. But it does allow for the use of medical marijuana. Those who have a qualifying condition can get a medical marijuana card and use it to treat their symptoms.

What you may be wondering, however, is if you’re allowed to share this marijuana with anyone else. Once you use your medical card to make a legal purchase, are you now allowed to do whatever you wish with the product?

Sharing medical marijuana is still against the law

The thing to remember is that it’s not necessarily the initial purchase that is the problem. Even if that was legal because you have a valid card, you cannot share the marijuana with someone who does not have a medical card. They are not permitted to use marijuana under the current laws, and they could face charges simply for possessing it.

Interestingly, even if that person does have a medical marijuana card, you are still prohibited from sharing your products with them. They must use their card and go make their own purchases. This is similar to other types of prescription drugs, such as painkillers. The only person allowed to use the substance is the person with the prescription.

Are you facing charges?

Of course, trying to be helpful and sharing medical products with someone that you care about could leave you accidentally facing serious drug charges. You may never have intended to do anything wrong, but that is the way the law stands right now. In a situation like this, you must know what legal options you have.