Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1328 By Senator Albritton 26-01745A-19 20191328__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to reciprocity for the medical use of 3 marijuana; providing that a qualified patient 4 identification card or a caregiver identification 5 card, or either’s equivalent, issued by another state, 6 by a United States territory, or by the District of 7 Columbia, has the same force and effect as a medical 8 marijuana use registry identification card issued by 9 the Department of Health; requiring the department to 10 enter a certain out-of-state physician certification, 11 or its equivalent, into the medical marijuana use 12 registry for the nonresident qualified patient or 13 caregiver; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Reciprocity for nonresident qualified patients 18 and caregivers.—Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a 19 qualified patient identification card or a caregiver 20 identification card, or the equivalent of either, issued under 21 the laws of another state, of any United States territory, or of 22 the District of Columbia to allow a nonresident patient or 23 caregiver to receive marijuana or a marijuana delivery device 24 for medical use by the nonresident patient with a qualifying 25 medical condition, or to allow a person to assist with the 26 medical use of marijuana by the nonresident patient, has the 27 same force and effect as a medical marijuana use registry 28 identification card issued by the Department of Health pursuant 29 to s. 381.986, Florida Statutes. For each nonresident qualified 30 patient or caregiver, the department shall enter into the 31 medical marijuana use registry a physician certification, or its 32 equivalent issued under the laws of another state, submitted by 33 a physician who has physically examined the patient and is 34 licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the patient 35 resides, which specifies the amount and the type of marijuana or 36 marijuana delivery device recommended for medical use by such 37 nonresident patient. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.