In the sun-drenched expanse of Florida, cannabis is currently celebrated for its medicinal virtues, with the possibility of recreational use awaiting a nod from the Florida Supreme Court.
Since its medical legalization in 2016, a wave of therapeutic enthusiasm has surged across the state, signaling relief and revival. Yet, as of August 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis has etched distinct boundaries, curbing any medical marijuana advertising hinting at recreational allure and
imposing stringent standards on industry insiders. Though firm on recreational usage, DeSantis’s allegiance to medicinal cannabis and hemp is undeniable. A proposed initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida has garnered over one million votes since June 2023, reflecting strong interest from residents in accessing the herb.
While awaiting legal recreational cannabis dispensaries, let’s explore some of Florida’s premier medical cannabis dispensaries:
Surterra Wellness champions the belief that wellness is everyone’s right. Visitors encounter premium cannabis products grown in their state-of-the-art East Coast greenhouse, reflecting their staunch commitment to purity and quality. Through both their seamless online platform and Florida dispensaries, Surterra ensures accessibility to premium cannabis for all seekers.
776 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Driven by an unwavering dedication to science, quality, and genuine care, Fluent crafts cannabis products that stand out for their consistency and effectiveness. Leveraging global expertise, they elevate the entire production process to an art form, ensuring excellence at every stage. With deep research and passionate customer engagement, Fluent doesn’t just master the language of cannabis; they’re dedicated to educating and empowering consumers on their wellness paths.
606 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
VidaCann leads Florida’s cannabis industry with a strong emphasis on sustainability and quality. They halve their electricity and CO2 footprints using eco-friendly ACE Conservatories, producing environmentally conscious, top-tier cannabis. Their holistic approach, from utilizing natural resources to strict post-harvest protocols, distinguishes them. VidaCann further enhances accessibility with home deliveries and express pick-ups throughout Florida, ensuring patients directly benefit from their commitment to quality and wellness.
1411 Cape Coral Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Located in New England’s Golden Triangle retail district at 85 Worcester Rd., the new dispensary provides an elevated in-store experience.
Enter Trulieve, a beacon of trustworthiness and potency. Committed to providing natural relief, Trulieve nurtures its plants in a meticulously controlled environment, minimizing chemicals and pests. Their primary goal? Offering patients a dependable alternative when traditional medicine falls short. With a harmony of science and nature, Trulieve’s expert team collaborates closely with physicians to ensure tailored care underpinned by hand-grown, state-approved cultivation
practices. Plus, they’re the official producer, processor, and retailer of Grammy Award-winning artist Wiz Khalifa and his cannabis brand, Khalifa Kush.
4139 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Operating 60+ dispensaries nationwide, Sunnyside* delivers consistent, top-notch cannabis products. Their extensive range features premium flowers, vapes, edibles, and standout brands like Cresco and FloraCal. Dedicated Sunnyside* experts guide customers, and each purchase backs the SEED initiative, promoting cannabis education and inclusivity. Experience the brighter side of cannabis at Sunnyside*.
28500 Bonita Crossings Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL, 34135
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensary ardently believes in universal access to cannabis’s benefits. Backed by extensive research and unique, patented solutions, MÜV stands out in the Verano family. Their top-notch Apollo Beach facilities, where experts meticulously cultivate each strain, ensure superior product quality. Since 2018, MÜV has significantly impacted Florida’s economy and job market. Additionally, their commitment goes beyond business, partnering with entities championing health and cannabis reform.
5999 N U.S. Hwy 41, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Since its 2015 inception, RISE dispensaries have aimed to reform the cannabis narrative, spanning 83 outlets across 14 states. As part of Green Thumb Industries, they feature top-tier brands like RYTHM, Dogwalkers, and Beboe. Their commitment isn’t just to quality but to the community, donating over $5 million to educational efforts and supporting local organizations with each new outlet’s proceeds. RISE’s dedication to product and community solidifies its eminent position in the cannabis sector, promoting cannabis as both choice and right.
2305 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
With a clear mission to uplift and alleviate, GrowHealthy offers medical cannabis that aligns with Florida’s rigorous standards, emphasizing purity and consistent quality. Cultivated in advanced nurseries, their products undergo thorough testing, guaranteeing year-round reliability. But GrowHealthy’s commitment doesn’t end with their products. Their exceptional customer service and a passion for community enrichment through education and philanthropy position them as more than just a dispensary – they’re a devoted partner in wellness.
25987 S Tamiami Trail #110a, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Cannabist, more than just a dispensary, serves as a nexus for cannabis lovers, whether newcomers or seasoned users. Upholding core values of product excellence, expertise, and customer experience enhancement, Cannabist ensures each visit enriches one’s cannabis journey and understanding.
Florida’s medical cannabis scene, led by trailblazers like Trulieve, showcases a commitment to quality and trust. As we’ve observed, these dispensaries serve as more than just retailers—they’re pillars of information and advocacy. It’s an unfolding narrative that underscores the state’s progressive approach to cannabis and one we’ll continue to cover closely.
2116 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.