First Florida CBD dispensary ready for launch

Florida’s first dispensary plans to open Tuesday, roughly two years after the state legalized CBD-based medicine.

The distinction of being the first business in the state to legally sell CBD products goes to Trulieve in North Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Not far behind is Alpha/Surterra, a company with offices in Tampa and Tallahassee that had its first harvest last week. The company plans to start dispensing later this summer, the Times reported.

Besides Truelieve and Surterra, another four nurseries are growing and extracting oil from cannabis, according to Florida’s Department of Health.

Trulieve plans to open additional dispensaries outside Tallahassee, CEO Kim Rivers told the Times. Until then, patients can order medical cannabis from anywhere in Florida, and it should take less than a week to get delivered, Rivers said.

Under the 2014 law, patients are only allowed to use CBD-heavy medicine unless they are terminally ill, in which case they can use cannabis with THC.

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3 comments on “First Florida CBD dispensary ready for launch
  1. Matt on

    Florida’s CBD program will likely be short lived. Assuming the amendment passes in November, you’ll see these people all change. It’ll just be nurseries changing what they grow. I hope they don’t oversupply 😉

  2. Sandy Haakenson on

    My hope is that the people of Florida embrace this alternative medicine and that it reduces their pain.

  3. GrowatHome on

    Florida has the best Legislature that Money can Buy. The whole damn thing is rigged as to who gets to grow and dispense whether it is medical or recreational. The existing nurseries who are the only ones allowed to grow know nothing about growing per their newspaper interviews so there you have it.

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