Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the country, and home to many beautiful beaches and parks. It is also the self-proclaimed golf capital of the world, with more golf courses than any other city in the United States. Now, after voters passed Amendment 2 in 2016, Naples is also one of an increasing number of cities in the country where medical marijuana is available to eligible patients.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Naples?
The passage of Amendment 2 officially legalized medical marijuana in the entire state of Florida. As the new legislation has since gone into effect, eligible patients are able to purchase and use medical marijuana in the city of Naples as long as they possess a state-issued medical card. Initially, Collier County resisted medical marijuana by banning dispensaries within the county. Fortunately, the ban on dispensaries in Collier County may be ending soon as local officials reconsider the ban.
Naples residents may also consider ordering medication for home delivery from a number of trusted medical marijuana treatment centers. (For a full list of dispensaries, please see: MMTCs in Florida.)
Naples Businesses and Universities Embrace Medical Cannabis
The support for medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida has been substantial, and many entities are beginning to provide resources for patients and supporters of the treatment. At Florida Gulf Coast University, a few miles out of Naples, a new program is available to teach students the medical effects of marijuana and the medical marijuana business. The school hopes that this new program and its research will help Florida residents while also placing educated students into the cannabis industry.
Naples Medical Marijuana Doctors
If you are located in the Naples area, finding a qualified medical marijuana doctor is easy. CannaMD offers many locations throughout the state of Florida, including one conveniently located in Naples. CannaMD is Florida’s premier medical cannabis clinic, with a compassionate staff of knowledgeable doctors to help you learn about and navigate medical marijuana treatment. If you qualify for treatment, CannaMD can provide you with the state-required recommendation that allows you to begin using medical marijuana. Our Naples office is located at:
5660 Strand Court
Naples, FL 34110
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in Naples
With Collier County placing restrictions on the presence of dispensaries, it can be difficult for patients to find licensed medical marijuana treatment centers where they can buy medical marijuana products. Fortunately, many reputable dispensaries offer delivery services, which can be a great option if your closest location is too far to easy travel. Patients who are willing to drive can find a few authorized dispensaries in Bonita Springs, just a short distance from Naples.
The medical marijuana treatment centers in Bonita Springs include:
11721 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
28520 Bonita Crossings Boulevard, Suite C
Bonita Springs, FL 34035
How to Qualify for Medical Cannabis
After Amendment 2 was passed, Senate Bill 8A followed, which refined the regulations surrounding medical marijuana treatment and defined the conditions that qualify a patient for treatment. This legislation outlined qualifying conditions for medical marijuana to include:
In addition to the qualifying conditions above, Senate Bill 8A allows for treatment of other “diagnosable, debilitating conditions of like, kind, or class” (such as anxiety, depression, and migraines), as well as terminal conditions (diagnosed by a physician other than the physician issuing certification) and chronic nonmalignant pain (defined as pain caused by a qualifying medical condition that persists beyond the usual course of that condition).
For a full list of conditions that may qualify, please see our Qualifying Conditions Resource Page.