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In November of 2016, Amendment 2 was passed after 70% of Florida voters supported adding a Medical Marijuana program to our state. This expanded legislation and safe access to medical cannabis, and the framework for the MMJ program as we know it today.

Since the creation of the program, over 800,000 cannabis patients have been added to the Medical Marijuana registry. As each patient is treating a different condition, some cannabis doctors have allowed their patients different milligram recommendations, based on the severity of the patient’s symptoms or their tolerance for THC.

What is Emergency Rule 64ER22-8?

Moving forward after August of 2022, an Emergency Rule 64ER22-8 declared by the state that doctors must, “implement section 381.986(4)(f), Florida Statutes, by quantifying a daily dose amount with equivalent dose amounts for each allowable form of marijuana dispensed by a medical marijuana treatment center. This rule also establishes submission procedures of a request for an exception to the daily dose amount limit.”

This means that after August of 2022, a cumulative total rationed across each administration route for any patient’s full 70-day order can be no more than 24,500mgs of THC total unless the physician files a Request for Exception document on the patient’s behalf. See the charts below for the state’s implemented guidelines for milligram allotments.

THC Daily Limits Beginning August 2022

  • Edibles — 60 mg THC
  • Inhalation— 350 mg THC
  • Oral — 200 mg THC
  • Sublingual — 190 mg THC
  • Suppository — 195 mg THC
  • Topical — 150 mg THC
  • Smokable marijuana — 2.025 grams

70-day Total THC Supply Limit Beginning August 2022

  • Edibles — 4,200 mg THC
  • Inhalation (vape) — 24,500 mg THC
  • Oral— 14,000 mg THC
  • Sublingual — 13,300 mg THC
  • Suppository — 13,650 mg THC
  • Topical— 10,500 mg THC
  • Smokable marijuana — N/A

Who Does the Emergency Rule Affect?

Not every patient, but it may affect:

  • Patients who need a higher dose of THC to feel relief.
  • Patients who were regularly purchasing more than the state’s daily and monthly limits, prior to the rule’s effect.

Who Qualifies for the Request for Exception?

If your MMJ doctor believes you could benefit from a higher milligram allotment based on your medical history, and you are currently experiencing difficulties obtaining the THC milligram allotments you need based on restrictions from the OMMU registry, you may qualify for an exception.

After your doctor submits the form during your scheduled MMJ appointment, and if approved, the increase in milligrams should appear on your OMMU registry in no more than 14 business days, and usually much sooner.

Consult with your MMJ clinic for more information!

At Cannabis Doctor X, we have a deep understanding of medical marijuana and what it can offer certain individuals. Our goal is to deliver an authentic approach to our patient’s health and wellness. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today.