Medical marijuana: Trulieve lines up edible pot products, even as Florida prohibits them
Medical marijuana company Trulieve said Monday it has signed a deal to sell edible and concentrate products in Florida from Colorado company Love’s Oven, even though it’s not legal yet to sell such items here.
More than two years after 71 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana, Trulieve is putting pressure on Florida rule makers over edible medical marijuana products, one of the most popular forms of the drug in other states where it is legalized.
“Creating partnerships like these are part of our preparation, but we can’t do much more without rules and approval from the Department of Health,” said Victoria Walker, a spokeswoman for Trulieve, which has a location in Orlando off of Orange Blossom Trail.
Love’s Oven makes THC- and CBD-infused goods such as caramels, cookies, brownies and crackers.
Trulieve, a Toronto-based company, is one of 14 firms approved to sell medical marijuana in Florida. As of Feb. 1, more than 220,000 people in Florida had registered as medical marijuana patients. There are now 95 dispensaries across the state.
“Our team is working with Trulieve on production to ensure our consistent and effective products are ready to be launched once regulatory