Polk County’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens

LAKELAND, Fla. — Polk County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Curaleaf, has opened its doors, and one of its competitors, Grow Healthy, says it plans to open a dispensary in Polk County in 2019.

  • Curaleaf opened Aug. 30 in Lakeland
  • Sells vapors, drops, topicals, capsules and oils
  • You need a medical marijuana card to shop there
  • RELATED: Learn how to get medical marijuana (Florida Dept. of Health)

Curaleaf is located at 3145 US Hwy 98 North, near I-4. It opened Aug. 30.

Betty Patterson was thrilled the company decided to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Lakeland.

“I never thought — I never dreamed Polk County would get one,” said Betty Patterson.

She said she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and said the cannabis helps relieve her anxiety.

Regional Dispensary Operations Manager Vinit Patel said the dispensary sells doctor-prescribed vapors, drops, topicals, capsules and oils.

“Patients want to get off of those opiates and those other types

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