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Surterra Therapeutics gets OK to start dispensing medical marijuana

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Florida’s Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana. On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis. 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. Its first dispensary facility will be in Tampa and is expected to open next month.…

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Some progress but still waiting on medical marijuana in Florida

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In the two years since the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing highly restricted use of medical marijuana to help people with seizures, the measure remains in regulatory limbo with more questions than answers. The low-potency marijuana allowed under the Compassionate Cannabis Act of 2014 is not getting to patients and that has key supporters in the Legislature frustrated. “We passed a law to respond to concerns from suffering families and we look up here a couple years later and…

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