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Tampa To Get State's Second Marijuana Dispensary

United for Care has collected 900,000 signatures for a Florida 2016 medical marijuana ballot.
United for Care has collected 900,000 signatures for a Florida 2016 medical marijuana ballot.

Florida's Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana and its location will be in Tampa.

On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis.

It is expected to open the dispensary facility in Tampa next month.

Surterra is the dispensing partner for the Homestead-based Alpha Foliage, which was granted the license for the Southwest Florida region.

Spokeswoman Monica Russell says Surterra expects to begin in-home state delivery within a week.

Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures and chronic muscle spasms can order medical marijuana by contacting their physician, as long as both are listed in a state registry. Trulieve was granted dispensing authorization last week. It started in-home delivery and opened a dispensing facility in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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