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Florida Matters Preview: Navigating The Medical Marijuana Industry

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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.

In this preview, host Robin Sussingham talks with guests from two of the 13 companies licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana in the state: Darrin Potter, Chief Horticulture Officer with GrowHealthy and Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve.

Trulieve is suing the state to lift a cap that limits the amount of dispensaries a company can open to 25.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.