Two years after state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott approved it, Florida’s first medical cannabis dispensary is scheduled to open next week.
The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday gave Trulieve, a North Florida grower and dispensary, permission to open in Tallahassee and start delivering cannabis statewide.
When Trulieve opens Tuesday, it will be the first time strains of the drug will be available under a 2014 law meant to give patients with cancer and seizures access to a strain of medical marijuana low in THC, the chemical that causes a euphoric high.
Five additional nurseries are growing and extracting oil from cannabis, according to DOH, and could soon join Trulieve in legally selling medical marijuana.