First medical marijuana available next week in Florida | Tampa Bay Times

First medical marijuana available next week in Florida | Tampa Bay Times

Perez’s 3-year-old son, Noah, suffers from intractable epilepsy and severe seizures. She spends all day by Noah’s side taking care of him, making sure he takes six medications every day.

Five additional nurseries are growing and extracting oil from cannabis, according to the DOH, and could soon join Trulieve in legally selling medical marijuana.

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.

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.

TALLAHASSEE — Two years after state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott approved it, Florida’s first medical cannabis dispensary is scheduled to open next week.

 

 

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