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Once a quick lube shop, now a marijuana dispensary

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Arising from the shell of a former Super-Lube, Miami-based Knox Medical Thursday opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in the state’s capital. When asked why he opened on a busy Midtown Tallahassee corner, sandwiched between two older residential neighborhoods, co-founder Bruce Knox mentioned the site’s “access and visibility.” “This is a great location to serve the residents of Tallahassee,” he said during a media preview of the new dispensary. Lesson one: Even in the retail medical marijuana business, it’s all about…

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Nursery files lawsuit to continue cultivation of marijuana

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An Alachua County nursery filed a lawsuit Wednesday to prevent any delays in the cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana in northeast Florida. Chestnut Hill Tree Farm was one of five businesses granted a license last November by the Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use to grow and dispense low-THC strains of marijuana. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Leon County Circuit Court. Two organizations that did not win the license for the northeast Florida have filed challenges with…

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After more than a year of delays, Florida finally awards medical pot licenses

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The five nurseries in Florida approved to grow and distribute medical marijuana were announced Monday by the Department of Health, putting an end to a months-long wait by parents and their sick children who need the drug to control severe seizures. The approved nurseries by region are: Hackney Nursery Co. (Northwest) Chestnut Hill Tree Farm (Northeast) Knox Nursery (Central) Alpha Foliage (Southwest) Costa Nursery Farms (Southeast) Those nurseries now have 10 business days to post a $5 million performance bond, according to a press release.…

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Halsey Beshears tangled up in Charlotte’s Web

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As the Florida House was about to pass the legal guidelines for growing medical pot in our state, an amendment ensured a small group of Florida nurseries would be the only folks allowed to propose handling the crop. The amended bill was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. News reports at the time speculated that the nurseries trade association, Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) had a hand in the amendment. But Association CEO Ben Bolusky told the News-Press.com: “The association did…

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