Polk County gets 4th medical marijuana treatment center: Surterra Wellness opens dispensary in Winter Haven

The Atlanta-based Surterra Wellness held a grand opening Thursday for its medical marijuana treatment center at 514 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven.

WINTER HAVEN — Polk County now has four medical marijuana dispensaries, and two are operated by the same company, Surterra Wellness.

The Atlanta-based Surterra held a grand opening Thursday for its medical marijuana treatment center at 514 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. The company opened a dispensary in Lakeland last November.

Surterra Wellness Associate Director Kimberly Hawkes said Winter Haven Mayor-Pro Tem Nathaniel Birdsong and City Commissioners James “JP” Powell and William J. Twyford attended Thursday’s grand opening, along with representatives from the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.

“We found such wonderful homes in Orlando and Lakeland, and the community of Winter Haven was in need of cannabis education and we’re really happy to be a good Winter Haven neighbor,” Hawkes said. “Just like our Lakeland location, everybody

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