The Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act

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The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act FAQs
Q. What are the fees associated with applying to become a dispensing organization?

The fees associated with becoming a dispensing organization will be established in the administrative rules being developed by DFPR.

Q. What statutory restrictions on becoming a dispensing organization are provided for in the Act?

Applicants must be 21 years of age, must submit all required materials to DFPR, must be in compliance with local zoning rules, must not have a conviction for a violent crime or a violation of state or federal controlled substance laws, must not be a principal officer or board member of a dispensing organization that has had its registration revoked, and must not be a registered qualified patient or a registered caregiver. A dispensing organization must not be located within 1,000 feet of the property line of a pre-existing public or private preschool or elementary or secondary school or day care center, day care home, group day care home, or part day child care facility. A dispensing organization may not be located in a house, apartment, condominium, or an area zoned for residential use.

Q. Where can I find the full text of the Act?

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For more information, please visit the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website or send an email to


Available Forms:


Draft DFPR Application Information

Dispensary Zoning Form