The Curaleaf Dispensary in Ocala joins 77 other medical marijuana medical dispensaries in Florida. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons
Ocala’s first medical marijuana dispensary is open for business. It’s part of a growing industry in the state.
The Curaleaf Dispensary in Ocala joins 77 other medical marijuana medical dispensaries in Florida. That’s since Amendment 2 made the drug legal in the state in 2016 for certain qualifying medical conditions. Vinit Patel who owns the newly opened dispensary in Ocala is a licensed pharmacist. He says he believes more standard practices used to control pain are contributing to an opioid epidemic.