Florida medical marijuana operators file complaints to get more storefronts

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The second- and third-largest medical cannabis operators in Florida filed complaints seeking the same treatment as Trulieve, a vertically integrated MMJ business that the state permitted to open 14 more dispensaries over the current state cap of 35.

The complaints by Curaleaf and Surterra Wellness, which allege that Trulieve has an unfair competitive advantage, are scheduled for a May 28 hearing by a state administrative law judge, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

The three companies lead a handful of operators that dominate Florida’s fast-growing MMJ market.

After Trulieve successfully challenged the dispensary cap limits, cannabis experts predicted other MMJ operators would ask for exemptions.

For more details about the complaints, click here.