Trulieve Tallahassee dispensary first to sell smokable medical marijuana in Florida

Three days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law revoking a ban on smokable medical marijuana, Trulieve scored the first sale of whole-flower bud in Florida this morning at its Tallahassee dispensary.

“We are excited about the opportunity to sell whole flower smokable products to patients in Florida and honored to be the first company in Florida to do so,” Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said.

Trulieve’s smokable product will be sold at all 26 of the medical marijuana treatment center’s dispensaries, spanning from Pensacola to Miami, and will be available in a rotating selection of popular strains and forms, including pre-roll.

She thanked the governor for signing SB 182 into law law Monday, lifting the ban put in place by then-Gov. Rick Scott in 2017, months after voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 authorizing MMTCs to sell medical marijuana in all forms as authorized by patients’ physicians.

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And she thanked Department of Health and the Office of Medical Marijuana Use “for their quick action to make today a reality for patients in need.”

“Offering these whole flower products to our patients in their purest, most effective form is something we – and patients – have been looking forward to since we opened the doors of the state’s first dispensary,” Rivers said.

Curaleaf and Altmed also submitted applications prior to the signing of SB 182 into law Monday, but only Trulieve and Curaleaf were approved as of today…