Florida Medical Marijuana Firms Challenge Trulieve Ruling, Want More Storefronts
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Florida Medical Marijuana Firms Challenge Trulieve Ruling, Want More Storefronts

Surterra Florida LLC and Curaleaf Florida LLC have filed administrative complaints accusing health officials of creating an invalid rule with Trulieve's settlement and asking for the same treatment.

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Two medical marijuana operators want the state to give them the same treatment as Florida’s largest medical-cannabis firm, after health officials allowed Trulieve to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed.

Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a 2017 law aimed at carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

The cap, initially set at 25 dispensaries for each operator, gradually increases as the number of eligible patients in a statewide database increases. The cap, now set at 35, expires in April 2020.

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