Deerfeld-News. com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-After stating in New Hampshire just a few weeks ago that “Recreational Marijuana” would be on the ballot, Governor DeSantis seems to be raising questions.

Florida’s number one seller of marijuana is Trulieve who has invested over 35 million dollars seeking to get recreational marijuana on the 2024 Florida ballot. The issue is in Florida’s Supreme Court after Florida’s Attorney General filed a suit questioning the language. The Court’s ruling can come any day.

Florida which now has medical marijuana sold by 22 licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers operates over 620 retail dispensaries and grows and distributes that medical cannabis to those same 620+ stores. They call it “vertical integration”  “seed to sale” and although it may have created an oligopoly for the current 22 license holders they seem to be running on one of the best medical marijuana programs in the country.

Deerfield Beach currently has nine marijuana dispensaries.

The current 22 license holders are listed below from the State of Florida’s OMMU who administer the medical cannabis laws and licenses. The 22 MMTCs licensed in Florida are supposed to have an additional 22 MMTCs receiving licenses shortly.

Governor DeSantis raised questions about current new laws not regulating where one could use or smoke cannabis. We have to question that. Medical marijuana users in Florida are currently restricted to consumption on private property and out of public view. Easily the legislature and or the OMMU could use that same language and apply it to recreational use. The point is the voters should be deciding whether Florida wants recreational marijuana or not.

From OMMU website-


The Florida Department of Health continues to focus on the health and safety of Florida’s families and is dedicated to ensuring patients have safe access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. We are pleased to provide weekly updates on the Office of Medical Marijuana Use’s diligent work implementing the many requirements in Amendment 2 and those set by the Florida Legislature in section 381.986, Florida Statutes (2023).

Below you will find the most recent OMMU Weekly Update as well as archived updates from 2016-2024.

Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
The department is charged with the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs).
MMTCs are vertically integrated businesses, and are the only businesses authorized to cultivate, process, and
dispense low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana.
After initial licensure, each MMTC must receive authorization at three stages prior to dispensing low-THC
cannabis or medical marijuana: (1) cultivation authorization, (2) processing authorization, and (3) dispensing
MMTCs dispense low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers as
recommended by their qualified physician at approved dispensing locations and via delivery. Medical marijuana
is dispensed in milligrams of active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and low-THC cannabis is dispensed
in milligrams of active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD).
For MMTC contact information and dispensing location addresses, visit https://KnowTheFactsMMJ.com/MMTC.
MMTC Dispensations for March 1 – 7, 2024:
MMTC Name Dispensing Locations Medical Marijuana (mgs THC) Low-THC Cannabis (mgs CBD) Marijuana in a Form for Smoking (oz)

MMTC Dispensations for March 1 – 7, 2024:
MMTC Name Dispensing Locations Medical Marijuana (mgs THC) Low-THC Cannabis (mgs CBD) Marijuana in a Form for Smoking (oz)
1-Trulieve 133 107,512,481 454,713 40,139.806
2-MÜV 74 31,247,629 289,536 9,379.680
3-Ayr Cannabis Dispensary 64 49,164,720 454,247 6,595.014
4-Curaleaf 61 37,451,319 177,396 8,532.072
5-Surterra Wellness 45 30,678,579 1,354,633 6,941.946
6-Green Dragon 37 3,508,131 5,498 1,641.534
7-FLUENT 35 16,994,874 50,837 3,325.500
8-Sunnyside* 33 10,097,121 194,801 5,698.730
9-VidaCann 26 6,894,201 87,750 3,758.548
10-Sanctuary Cannabis 23 5,175,565 73,519 4,502.307
11-GrowHealthy 18 8,430,051 681 3,078.508
12-GTI (Rise Dispensaries) 15 5,187,576 98,039 2,505.076
13-Cannabist 14 3,202,836 118,832 1,209.074
14-Sunburn 11 7,092,262 0 1,759.005
15-Insa – Cannabis for Real Life 9 1,276,588 0 785.365
16-Jungle Boys 8 2,544,852 0 2,746.447
17-The Flowery 7 5,218,282 0 2,479.424
18-Cookies Florida, Inc. 6 1,154,155 0 658.440
19-House of Platinum Cannabis 4 389,762 0 265.809
20-Goldflower Cannabis 2 916,283 0 278.672
21-Planet 13 Florida, Inc. 0 0 0 0
22-Revolution Florida 0 0 0 0
Prosperity Medical, LLC n/a 0 0 0
Shedrick McGriff n/a 0 0 0
Willard Meeks n/a 0 0 0
Total 625‡