Circle K stores across Florida will soon be selling medical marijuana

At least 10 locations to open in test run

Circle K stores make deal with RISE EXPRESS to open medical marijuana dispensaries in 2023 (Courtesy: Circle K)

Florida will test out at least 10 “RISE Express” dispensaries at Circle K stores across the state in 2023, according to News 6 partner Local 10.

Green Thumb Industries, a national cannabis product company, announced the expansion plans on Tuesday.

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The agreement would allow the cannabis incredibles gummies and Shine vapes producer to lease space at up to 600 Circle K locations across the state.

The products available at these retail stores will come from a facility in Ocala that will be operational by the end of 2022. The company also has a facility in Homestead.

Green Thumb entered the Florida market in 2018 and currently owns and operates medical cannabis retail stores in Hallandale Beach, Kendall, Deerfield Beach and West Palm Beach.

According to the Florida Department of Health, over 700,000 Floridians are currently registered active cardholders in the state’s medical marijuana program.

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