Miami Beach is getting its first medical marijuana dispensary, a year after cannabis treatment centers began sprouting up in South Florida.
Surterra Wellness, one of seven companies currently licensed to sell medical marijuana to patients in Florida, plans to open a dispensary on Friday near the Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach. The dispensary will sell a variety of cannabis-based products to patients who have a recommendation from their doctor for medical marijuana treatment.
Located in a strip mall at 1523 Alton Rd., the dispensary has an open layout that includes a kitchen and a garden. “It’s really meant to make people feel at home, feel comfortable and really de-stigmatize a process that is quite frankly villainized,” said company CEO Jake Bergmann. “I think the patients looking for this on Miami Beach are going to be extremely happy.”
Bergmann said that in addition to selling vaporizer kits, oils, oral sprays, patches and lotions to those with a doctor’s authorization, the dispensary will also educate anyone interested in learning more about cannabis treatment. As of Thursday evening, the dispensary was still