First Home Delivery of Medical Marijuana Made in Florida

Medical Marijuana
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 10:35:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

Kim Rivers is CEO of Trulieve. She said Saturday that the company has delivered low-THC medical cannabis to a patient in Hudson, Florida, who is suffering from dystonia, a condition characterized by chronic muscle spasms and seizures. Hudson is in Pasco County, near Tampa.

Trulieve and Hackney Nursery, which is the dispensing organization for Northwest Florida, received processing and dispensing authorization from the state Department of Health on Tuesday. Trulieve plans to begin in-store sales at a dispensary facility in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

Dispensing organizations can do mail delivery throughout the state. Six approved organizations have received cultivation authorization but Trulieve is the only one that has received dispensing authorization.

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7/23/2016 12:05:47 PM (GMT -4:00)