Florida’s medical marijuana law took effect last year. Since then, 12 dispensaries have opened their doors, with a 13th opening soon.
As part of Florida’s medical marijuana law, marijuana dispensaries “can only operate on a Vertically Intergrated System, meaning that they must grow, process, transport and sell their own cannabis products, from “seed to sale.””, states FloridaCBDConnection.com. Dispensaries, or “Marijuana Treatment Centers”, can only produce and sell certain cannabis products. These include:
1. Vape Oil : Dispensaries all have their own line of vape oils to choose from. Most are 200mg through 600mg vape cartridges, in high CBD and high THC compounds. This is a popular way to ingest cannabis, since the vapors don’t cause distress to the lungs and the relief is almost instant for patients in need.
2. Oral Oil Tinctures: Marijuana Oil is widely ingested orally. People find this a simple, effective way to consume exact dosages of marijuana. Dispensaries in Florida carry a few different oral oil products. Most are available in CBD and THC blends and can be created with many different cannabis strains like, Grandaddy Purple, Diesel, or Lemon Haze. You can typically find 300mg and 600mg bottles available.
3. Topical : Medical Marijuana Topical applications can be a great way to people who have never tried cannabis to ease into it. Since topical THC and CBD patches are available soon in the sunshine state, you can get relief without any side effects. Florida dispensaries carry topical lotions and balms as well. Dosage may vary and you should consult a medical marijuana doctor before starting any MMJ treatment.
4. Nasal Sprays: Florida Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are stocked with high CBD and THC nasal sprays. These have become a staple for anyone with seizures. In fact many Parkinson’s sufferers have used marijuana nasal sprays to stop their seizures and steady their shakes. Nasal Sprays are available at most dispensary locations, but not all of them have it yet. I will elaborate more below.
According to FloridaCBDConnection.com, here is the location of all of Florida’s dispensaries:
1. Trulieve Dispensary : Trulieve is one of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary leaders in Florida. With 14 currently open locations and 11 more planned.
Kim Rivers is CEO of Trulieve Dispensaries with degrees from University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Rivers has pioneered Trulieve dispensaries, into the largest supplier of medical marijuana in Florida.
Trulieve has operating medical marijuana dispensaries, where approved patients can buy their medicine listed below, you may also visit their website for any updated locations in the future
Tampa Dispensary – 8701 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33614
Miami Dispensary – 4020 Northwest 26th Street Miami, FL 33142
Pensacola Dispensary – 3119 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32503
Edgewater Dispensary – 103 Boston Road Edgewater, FL 32141
Lady Lake – Orlando Dispensary – 13940 US-441 #601Lady Lake, FL 32159
Jacksonville Dispensary – 6259 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32216
St Petersburg Dispensary – 8435 4th Street NorthSt. Petersburg, FL 33702
Bradenton Dispensary – 1103 14th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205
Gainesville Dispensary -1527 Northwest 6th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Ft Myers Dispensary – 13971 North Cleveland Avenue, #16 North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Orlando Dispensary – 4544 North Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804
Trulieve Dispensary has added some new locations as of 2/28/2018
Clearwater Dispensary – 24761 US Hwy 19 Clearwater FL 33763
Tallahasee Dispensary – 800 Capitol Circle TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301
2. The next largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Florida is Knox Medical.
Founder and CEO Jose J. Hildago and team have transformed their dispensary opportunity into a very accurate, high quality medical marijuana product.
They boast the highest THC count in the industry so far at 30% for their vape oils. Plus they have a great line of CBD products winning acclimation across the state from patients suffering from debilitating illness. Knox medical offers a few locations to choose from statewide including:
Orlando – 1901 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32804
Lake Worth – 1 South Dixie Hwy Suite A Lake Worth, FL 33460
Ft Myers – Delivery only right now
Jacksonville – 9901 San Jose Blvd Suite #3 Jacksonville, FL 32257
Gainesville – 3400 SW 34th StGainesville, FL 32608
3. Florida dispensary is Surterra Wellness.
Owned by Jake Bergmann, Surterra Holdings CEO and also CEO of Valkyrie Capital private money equity firm.
Surterra has a patient based approach, offering relief related products.
All of their medical marijuana is grown in Florida’s largest greenhouse and organically grown. Surterra Wellness mission statement says they provide a comfortable dispensary experience for patients, while ensuring the purest CBD and THC marijuana products on the market today.
Whether it be chronic pain or PTSD you can find a carefully developed medical marijuana strain designed for that exact symptom.
Surterra boasts a large capitol investment to start up and have many new products and locations on the horizon in Florida for 2018.
Tampa – 2558 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
Jacksnville – 1639 Village Square Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Pensacola – 5046 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503
Northport FL Dispensary location coming soon!
Deltona FL Dispensary location coming soon!
4. Another, also a newcomer to the marijuana dispensary game is 3 Boys Farm.
Previously a large scale nursery in Ruskin, FL they recently were awarded one of Florida’s coveted marijuana dispensary licenses. 3 Boys is slow to release their full product lines, however, they have big plans moving forward in 2018!
Ruskin FL – 3 Boys FarmP.O. Box 789 Ruskin, FL 33575
5. One of our east coast marijuana dispensaries in Florida is Curaleaf.
Offering an assortment of vape oil products either in high CBD or THC content.
This Florida dispensary competes heavily with Trulieve, being that their only locations are in Miami, Lake Worth and Dadeland.
Curaleaf has a quality product that customers love including their flavored oral oils and many different cannabis strains to pick from. They offer everything in Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid of the two.
Miami location – 19000 SW 192 St, Miami FL 33187
South Miami/Dadeland location – 9002 Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156
Lake Worth FL location coming soon!
(within weeks of the new year 2018 ) Now Open!
Lake Worth; 1125 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460
6. Grow Healthy Nurseries is the next lucky medical marijuana dispensary license holder in Florida.
Lead by medical director Selim Ramin Benbadis, MD Grow Healthy dispensary focuses on Cancer and seizure patients.
They maintain they offer the highest level of patient focused care and medicine.
Being dedicated to cancer patients means treating severe symptoms of chemo including nausea, sleep deprivation and hunger. Plus Grow Healthy is involved with next gen cancer treatments, since cannabis is a known anti-cancer compound its uses may be endless.
Currently Grow Healthy Nursery, located in central Florida, offers a private membership for approved cannabis patients. Statewide delivery is available.
7. Aphria Nursery is another state licensed medical marijuana dispensary with a niche. They are an all green house grown cannabis company focusing on quality and purity.
Aphria dispensary says that the company far exceeds state standards for growing and processing cannabis and their patients are the beneficiaries of this all.
To date all of Aphria Nurseries marijuana deliveries are made online. Locations are planned for 2018. Statewide delivery service is available.
8. The Green Solution is another brand new licensed dispensary in Florida. So far they offer a statewide delivery service for all their medical cannabis products.
TGS is a huge MMJ entity with an already award winning dispensary chain in Colorado, plus several other franchise agreements in other states. They hope to bring their successfully style of medical marijuana home to the sunshine state.
9. Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc. Not yet announced its medical marijuana dispensary locations or products.
10. Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms is another brand new one who has not yet released locations or products.
11. Plants of Ruskin, Inc. has not disclosed their dispensary locations or products either.
12. Sunbulb Company, Inc. just hit the Florida dispensary scene and also have not yet released their full details incl locations or products.
13. Treadwell Nursery – Coming soon!
For a list of medical marijuana doctors in Florida, you can click here.