For Ruskin, FL-based 3 Boys Farm, waiting has been the hardest part — literally. In May, after nearly two years of making its case to be one of the select few to grow, process, and dispense medicinal cannabis in Florida, a judge ruled the operation fit to join the fray. A few months later, and it’s now official. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has granted the longtime organic produce grower a license to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC).
According to 3 Boys President Robert Tornello, they will use the same organic protocols as they do when growing its organic vegetables to produce medical grade cannabis. “This organic product is not currently available from other producers,” he stated. “We intend to set new standards for safe, pure, tested cannabis medicine in Florida.”
In addition to 3 Boys receiving it MMTC license, Plants of Ruskin, who was a party to Tornello’s lawsuit against the FDOH, also received its license.
Reports indicate several other Florida nurseries are in line to receive theirs, too. Mara Gambineri of the FDOH confirms Treadwell Nursery in Eustis, Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses in Jacksonville, and Sun Bulb Nurseries in Arcadia are in the process now.
“These five are to fulfill one of the requirements in Senate Bill 8A,” Gambineri commented.
As of this posting, the already operating MMTCs in Florida include: