Trulieve’s medical cannabis dispensary is located at 8701 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Trulieve is a Florida licensed medical cannabis provider. Wochit

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Ian Geiger (right), a patient consultant at Trulieve, a medical cannabis provider, assists client Danny Pope, explaining the inhalation vaporizer at the company’s Tampa location. “I really enjoy helping people … just to see people’s demeanor of them coming initially and then coming in each time, seeing them really improve is what I really want, and why I like working here,” Geiger said. “I have seen a lot of positive reactions with this medication.”(Photo: ERIC HASERT/TCPALM)Buy Photo

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A medical-marijuana dispensary has indefinitely scrapped its plans to open here.

Trulieve, which operates dispensaries around the state, on Wednesday notified the county it would “hold off” opening its dispensary at 8613 U.S. 1 in the Crowne Plaza shopping center, across from the Savanna Club.

Officials of the Clearwater-based company, who initially said they would open by July, declined to say why they are indefinitely delaying opening a dispensary in St. Lucie County.  

Trulieve had applied for county permits, and had received all its approvals except for St. Lucie County Fire District, said county planner Bethany Grubbs. 

Trulieve has dispensaries in Clearwater, Miami, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa, according to its website. They sell medical marijuana in cream, oil, capsule and vapor forms to patients with prescriptions from state-approved physicians.. 

Business owners in the Crowne Plaza shopping strip said they would have welcomed the dispensary.

“Businesses are there for the people to use,” said Raul Rangel, owner of Janett Hair Salon. “Who am I to say this company or this person is not allowed to make a living?”

If Trulieve decides again to pursue a location in

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