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Medical Marijuana: Available Next Week

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Low-THC marijuana treatments could be available as soon as next week.  Health officials have granted Trulieve authorization to process and dispense the drug.

Trulieve, the retail facing side of Hackney Nurseries’ medical marijuana operation, is the first dispensary approved to begin selling the drug.  Patients suffering from things like intractable epilepsy have been waiting on treatment for more than two years.  Hackney Nurseries is the license holder for Florida’s northwest region, and Trulieve is planning to open its doors and begin selling low-THC products to eligible patients by next week.  The company will begin statewide delivery for patients unable to travel to the Tallahassee facility shortly thereafter.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.