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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.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
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.