TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana.

On Wednesday the agency notified Surterra Therapeutics that it has been approved for processing and dispensing low-THC cannabis.

Surterra is the dispensing partner for the Homestead-based Alpha Foliage, which was granted the license for the Southwest Florida region.

Spokeswoman Monica Russell says Surterra expects to begin in-home state delivery within a week. Its first dispensary facility will be in Tampa and is expected to open next month.

Patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic seizures and chronic muscle spasms can order medical marijuana by contacting their physician, as long as both are listed in a state registry. Trulieve was granted dispensing authorization last week. It started in-home delivery and opened a dispensing facility in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

 

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