June 5, 2019 -- PHOENIX -- PRESS RELEASE -- Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company, has announced the opening of its third, fourth and fifth Florida medical marijuana dispensaries. Harvest holds licenses in Florida for up to 35 medical dispensaries, one cultivation facility and one manufacturing facility, and has operational dispensaries in the Orlando and Tallahassee markets. Nationwide, pending finalization of recent acquisitions, Harvest will have rights to operate more than 210 facilities in 17 states and territories across the country.
The latest Florida openings are Harvest of Jacksonville, located at 10095 Beach Blvd. Suite 450; Harvest of North Port, located at 7050 Sumter Crossing Dr.; and Harvest of Longwood, located at 182 W State Road 434 #1016. Harvest’s new retail locations are open Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET and will initially offer a wide range of products, including flower strains, vape pens and capsules formulated with CBN and Delta 8, and expect to add more in the coming weeks. Harvest’s highly trained staff will also be onsite to answer questions about personalized medical cannabis treatments and products to help manage patients’ qualifying conditions.
“Florida is the third largest state in the country in terms of population and a crucial state for Harvest as we look to extend our depth across the East Coast, as we have done in the West,” said Harvest Executive Chairman Jason Vedadi. “The explosive growth in Florida’s medical marijuana program over such a short time is incredibly exciting to us, and we’re committed to giving patients and caregivers access to the highest quality products and experience in the cannabis industry. We look forward to opening many more of our award-winning dispensaries across Florida.”
The three stores join two existing Harvest House of Cannabis dispensaries already open in Kissimmee and Tallahassee. Florida is one of the most highly sought-after markets for cannabis operators. The state currently has registered more than 209,000 medical marijuana patients as of December 2018 and more than 2,000 doctors, a 60 percent increase over the last six months. Most recently, Senate Bill 182, which amended Florida’s medical marijuana program, was signed into law on March 18th, 2019, allowing smokable forms of cannabis. A Florida state senator recently put forth a resolution in Tallahassee to legalize recreational cannabis use for all residents. The measure, if approved, would go to voters in 2020 without the need for the petition effort.