Florida medical marijuana: Collier could soon get dispensaries – Naples Daily News

Medical marijuana dispensaries have yet to be welcomed in Collier County but that could change in a few months.

Collier zoning staff are drafting an amendment to the county’s land development code to potentially allow the dispensaries to operate in the same zoning districts as pharmacies.

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The process would take several months because the zoning designation would have to go through the county’s Planning Commission and get a supermajority vote of support from the Collier County Commission.

Commission chairman Bill McDaniel at the board’s May 10 meeting requested and got support to start the process by having staff draw up the language for the designation.

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There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Collier, McDaniel said. The city of Naples does not have any dispensaries, said city spokeswoman Monique Barnhart.

State records show one dispensary in Marco Island is approved by a company called Muv at 695 Bald Eagle Drive. There are 28 in Lee County, which includes 10 dispensaries in Bonita Springs.