6 companies vie for SW Florida's medical marijuana business

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The six nursery businesses that have applied to be southwest Florida's medical marijuana dispensing organization are turning to prominent professionals in the Sunshine State and cultivation experts from Colorado who have experience in the pot-growing industry.

The state has been divided into five regions and only one license will be issued per region. Overall, 28 applications were submitted from 24 nurseries.

The News-Press (http://newspr.es/1LtG5QY) reports that applications were submitted to the Florida Department of Health. The selections are expected to be made by early October.

A new law allows dispensaries to grow marijuana that's low in the chemical that provides a euphoric high, but high in cannabidiol, which can calm seizures. The drug can be prescribed to patients with intractable epilepsy and several other medical disabilities.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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