Florida’s Trulieve delivered its first medical cannabis package to a patient in Pasco County, CEO Kim Rivers announced last Saturday, three days before their brick-and-mortar shop is slated to open in Tallahassee.
“Honoring our commitment to a statewide delivery service, we are pleased and proud to announce that the very first patient in the state has received low-THC medical cannabis,” Rivers said in the WFLA 8 report.
The patient suffers from Dystonia, a condition that causes seizures and chronic muscle spasms, according to a press release.
Trulieve is the first company to receive an Authorization to Process and an Authorization to Dispense from the Health Department. The company is authorized to deliver its medical cannabis anywhere in the state to people approved for the program.
“I have said this before but we really want to thank the Department of Health for their supreme public service during this process,” Rivers said in the release. “The staff and leadership have been consummate professionals throughout this process and have been accessible and knowledgeable all along the way.”
Surterra Therapeutics, also approved by the Health Department to operate dispensaries, anticipates their sites in Tampa and Tallahassee will be open for business by the end of the summer.
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