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One of Florida's largest medical marijuana treatment centers says it's resumed processing cannabis after meeting a food-safety inspection deadline.

One of Florida's largest medical marijuana treatment centers has stopped processing cannabis until it meets a food-safety inspection deadline.

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More than 150 patients on the Florida medical marijuana registry lined up outside Trulieve’s new location on U.S. 19 in New Port Richey Wednesday morning for a grand opening discount of 25 percent.

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More and more Floridians every week are signing up for access to medical marijuana, and with over 100,000 patients already on the registry, there is clearly money to be made.

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Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly available in Florida despite ongoing court battles over state regulations for the young industry. We're talking with people who work in the business this week on Florida Matters.

Medical Marijuana Provider Challenges Dispensary Limits

Apr 4, 2018

Trulieve, Florida’s largest medical marijuana business, is asking a Tallahassee judge to strike down a state law that limits the number of dispensaries marijuana companies can operate, saying the restriction “arbitrarily impairs product availability and safety” and “unfairly penalizes” pot providers.

A veritable who’s who of Tallahassee’s political and business leaders are being swept up in a federal investigation of the Community Redevelopment Agency and some of its biggest projects.

Health Officials Look To Halt Smokable Marijuana

May 16, 2017

The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted.

A Florida medical marijuana dispensary says it is not violating state law by selling cannabis that could potentially be broken down and made into pot that can be smoked.

Smokable Marijuana Sold Over Lawmakers’ Objections

May 11, 2017

Even while Florida lawmakers have insisted they do not want patients to smoke pot, one of the state's seven licensed medical-marijuana vendors on Tuesday began selling whole-flower cannabis.

Julio Ochoa / WUSF Public Media

A new medical marijuana dispensary could be up and running in Tampa as soon as next week.

Trulieve, a Tallahassee-based medical marijuana company, will begin construction of a site in Bradenton within a week or two, the Bradenton Herald reports.

Florida has legalized medical marijuana. But one big question: Where will those dispensaries go? And how much control will local governments have to regulate medical marijuana?

  The Tampa Bay area's first medical marijuana dispensary opened Thursday morning and it will only be a matter of weeks before another local shop opens.

The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

Medical marijuana is expected to be available in Florida by the end of next week after the state's Department of Health granted its first authorization to dispense to one of the six dispensing organizations.