Tampa Bay, Florida opened it's first medical marijuana dispensary last week, Trulieve, located north of Sunset Point Road on US Highway 19, Clearwater. Trulieve's first location is in Tallahassee, and delivery is available for patients unable to make the trip. High and Low-dose THC cannabis products are available for patients registered on the Florida Department of Health's Compassionate Use Registr. Patients must see a doctor and suffer from epilepsy, seizures, muscle spasms, cancer, or other terminal conditions to be put on the state's registry. Some doctor's are very pleased with the state's medical marijuana program and allowing those with debilitating conditions to try other options.
Bonnie’s doctor, Kathy Anderson weighed in, "As a physician I feel it is my duty to ensure patients are given all the options available, so I am very pleased that medical cannabis is now an industry recognized course of treatment I can recommend for my appropriate patients," she explained, “I think Florida is doing it right with a strict policy for dispensing the medicinal marijuana.”