By Dalton Rosario

“Conveniently located medical marijuana dispensaries promote authorized users’ improved access to medical marijuana products and related information and services, at lower cost, and promote public safety.”
Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers

 

Long Story Short. Florida Health Officials are allowing the state’s largest medical cannabis manufacturer - Trulieve - to open more dispensaries than the State law limits; totaling 49 retail locations.     

 

Gimme the Juice! Florida’s medical cannabis program caps dispensary operators at 25 locations statewide. This limit increases as more companies enter the emerging market. The outcome was supposed to create a level-playing field and reduce the risk of market monopolies. This limit has risen to 35 locations per operator since, and will be in place until April 2020.    

 

So What’s the Bottom Line? Reducing product availability does not help the end-user in any way, and even adds unnecessary barriers of entry for companies looking to take a foothold in Florida’s medical cannabis market. Trulieve has set the precedence by being allowed to lawfully open a total of 49 dispensaries. This amount includes the original 14 locations they started in business with, plus the additional 35 retail store limit to be revoked from state law in April 2020.

 

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By Dalton Rosario

“This legislation will establish an industry that brings fairness and economic opportunity to all of our communities, while promoting public safety by ensuring a safe product and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on serious crimes,”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

 

Long Story Short. New Jersey is on path to sanction indoor & outdoor cannabis lounges, cannabis delivery services and cannabis dispensaries.

 

Gimme the Juice! NJ's Cannabis Regulatory Commission would oversee residential cannabis deliveries, exempt NJ’s 42,500 medical cannabis patients from the 3% recreational sales tax, and casinos/hotels could use 20% of their facilities for consumption lounges.   

 

So What’s the Bottom Line? As early as march 25, 2019 NJ lawmakers will vote on this pro-cannabis legislation that, if passed, will implement a state-wide multimillion dollar industry before year’s end. 

 

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