Florida’s Department of Health has granted its first authorization to dispense to one of the six dispensing organizations. The company Trulieve announced that they will be the first dispensary in the state to begin dispensing medical marijuana with low THC for patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures and chronic muscle spasms. Patients can order the medical marijuana by getting a prescription from their physician.
This version of medical marijuana was approved in 2014 by the Florida Legistlature under “Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act.” Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve, one of the dispensaries that will be providing the cannabis said,
“We are happy to announce that we have passed all inspections— from growing and processing to dispensing— and are the very first medical cannabis provider in the state to receive these formal authorizations. And we are most excited to get this much anticipated medicine to the patients of Florida,”
Rivers said that patients have to be on the state Health Department’s patient registry, she also mentioned that full-strength medical marijuana high in THC for terminally ill patients will be available in August.