5 growers chosen to produce medical marijuana in Florida

Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday selected five “dispensing organizations” to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric medical marijuana for a select group of sick patients.

But many in the industry believe that the biggest challenge in the drawn-out process is yet to come.

The five winners, who scored the highest of 28 applications, are:

  • Hackney Nursery in the Northwest region of the state 
  • Chestnut Hill Tree Farm in the Northeast
  • Knox Nursery in the Central region

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