It’s been a tough ride for medical marijuana users in Florida, where 71 percent of voters approved legislation to make therapeutic cannabis legal back in 2016. Smokable cannabis became the source of major political strife, and only now does it looks like edibles may soon become available to patients. The state’s first and biggest medical marijuana provider Trulieve announced on Wednesday that it’s signed a contract with an out-of-state company to supply Floridians with cannabis-laced snacks.
As of now, it looks like the firm will link up with Colorado’s Binske to make the two-year-old company’s catalogue available to Florida patients. Currently included in Binske’s repertoire are chocolate bars, honey, granola, pâte de fruit, fruit leather, and olive oil. The company also sells concentrates, topical, and cultivars– all emblazoned with its signature intricately drawn labels.
But don’t count your brownies before they bake. The Miami Herald reports that the deal has yet to be approved by Florida’s Office of Medicinal Marijuana Use, a process that currently has no timeline or estimated date of decision. The Department of Health has lagged on regulating edibles in the state, though they are technically legal.
Medical marijuana was approved by Floridian legislators back in 2014,