Florida's Apollo Beach medical marijuana grower planted it's first crop of seeds this week and is expecting it's first harvest within the next 3 months. The giant warehouse can house up to 1,200 plants and is guarded by security and a barbed wire fence. The state is required to inspect the business multiple times before and after the first harvest, before processing can begin. The company, AltMed Florida hopes to have 6 dispensaries open by the end of 2018 starting with the Apollo Beach location.
“We are actively looking in Pinellas and we feel like we’re fairly close to having a lease on a property there,” said Tipton. “We’re also loo vcking for another location in Hillsborough. We are looking in the Miami-Dade area and then, obviously, Orlando as well.”