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.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.