As a result of a legal settlement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an agreement to approve eight more medical cannabis nursery and dispensary operators, bringing the state’s total to 22.
The settlement solves a dispute over the state’s approval process for nurseries when low-THC cannabis was first given limited approval in Florida in 2014. As a result, those previously-excluded applicants will now be able to reap the benefits of Florida’s growing medical cannabis industry.
The following firms are now approved by the state:
- Bill’s Nursery (Homestead, FL)
- De Leon’s Bromeliads (Mount Dora, FL)
- Dewar Nurseries (Apopka, FL)
- Hart’s Plant Nursery (Jacksonville, FL)
- Perkins Nursery (LaBelle, FL)
- Redland Nursery (Homestead, FL)
- Spring Oaks Greenhouse (Umatilla, FL)
- Tree King Tree Farm (New Port Richey, FL)
Bill’s Nursery is a veteran-owned operation. Hart’s Plant Nursery appears to be part of Jacksonville-based Color Works Nursery.
It’ll likely be a while before patients start seeing the benefits of these new license approvals, but it’s still an encouraging development. More approved dispensary operators will lead to a better variety of products, and hopefully lower prices as well.