Green Dragon, a multistate cannabis operator, has opened two new locations in Tampa and Boynton Beach East, bringing its retail presence to five dispensaries in Florida and 21 nationwide.
Green Dragon Chief Development Officer Alex Levine said in an email that population demographics drew the company to open locations in Tampa (12807 W. Hillsborough Ave.) and Boynton Beach East (2201 S. Federal Hwy).
“Tampa is the third-largest city in Florida. ... Boynton Beach, a popular South Florida city, has seen a major influx of residents over the past few years,” Levine said. “We carefully select the locations in which we want to open dispensaries based on demographic research.”
According to Levine, the company now has locations online in Boynton Beach East and West, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth, and has plans to open four additional locations in Merritt Island, Titusville, Ocala and Stuart by the end of July.
Green Dragon is also building out a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing, cultivation and distribution facility in Palatka, Fla., which is expected to come online this fall, Levine said.
The company also operates a 40,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Tampa, which Levine said can serve more than 12 dispensary locations.
“By the end of this summer, we will be able to supply our stores with a full line of products, including vape pens, concentrates, tinctures, pills, and lotions,” he added. “We also plan to offer edibles through licensing agreements with popular brands so that customers will have many options of products to choose from.”
Green Dragon has 16 retail locations in Colorado, and Levine said the company plans to bring “competitive Colorado pricing and promotions” to the Florida market, such as $99 for 1 ounce of flower and $69 for a half ounce.
“We are very excited about our Florida expansion. We are thrilled to be able to bring our expertise in offering premium cannabis products—along with an elevated retail experience and unparalleled customer service—to Florida patients,” Levine said.