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Medical marijuana company Trulieve is partnering with Colorado company Love’s Oven to bring cannabis-infused edibles to Florida, Trulieve announced Monday.
The state’s medical marijuana dispensaries have a wide variety of products, but not edibles.
Florida law doesn’t permit the state’s licensed companies to produce edibles.
But there are no rules in place for edible sales in Florida, says Department of Health spokesman Brad Dalton. “There is no mechanism for any (medical marijuana treatment clinic) to lawfully apply for or produce edibles right now,” he said.
Spokeswoman Victoria Walker said its agreements for edibles are in preparation for that approval, “so patients can have access to them quickly once approvals have been acquired.”
In January, Trulieve struck a deal with Colorado-based Binske to sell its edibles in its Florida stores.
Walker said Trulieve stores hope to be offering cannabis-infused chocolate bars, pate de fruit, cookies and other edibles at its dispensaries.
Trulieve stores in the state currently offer vaporizers, ground flower for vaporizing, tinctures, topical creams, concentrates, both in-store and through delivery.
Love’s Oven edibles include caramels, cookies, brownies, baklava
The family-owned company has been growing its product line for more than 10 years, expanding to include cannabis-infused baked goods, beverages
Legalized in 2016
Florida has more than 180,000 patients with registered for medical marijuana use, according to Feb. 1 data from
Medical marijuana was legalized in the state in 2016. Both medical and recreational marijuana