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DOH Awards New Cannabis Licenses With More On The Way

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Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana has issued two new cannabis licenses under the terms of a measure passed in this June’s special session.  Jim Eaton is an attorney with one of the new licensees, 3 Boys Farm.

“Very pleased, everybody’s very pleased to get into the business and provide medical cannabis to the public.”

And after more than two years of work, Eaton says the company wants to hit the ground running.

“So the next step is to build dispensaries around the state,” he says. “And probably we’d start in some proximity to where we grow just south of Tampa—maybe down the lower west coast, and some of the principal cities around Florida.”

The other license went to a nursery called Plants of Ruskin.  Both growers applied in the first round of licensing and went to court after state regulators chose different companies.

In addition to these two licenses the Office of Medical Marijuana is working on a handful of others.

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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.