Florida health officials this week signed off on two more cannabis operations, bringing to 11 the number of businesses licensed to grow, process and distribute medical marijuana to a fast-growing number of patients.
The Florida Department of Health gave the go-ahead to the Arcadia-based Sun Bulb Company and to GST Enterprises, which owns Eustis-based Treadwell Nursery. The businesses joined two other new medical-marijuana operations licensed last week and have 30 days to request authorization to begin cultivation. Approval for another firm, Jacksonville-based Loop’s Nursery and Greenhouses, is awaiting court action, according to Department of Health spokeswoman Mara Gambineri.
The recent round of medical-marijuana licenses is the result of a new law aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions.