By Sharon Aron Baron
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. is opening their 75th Florida dispensary on February 27, marking the company’s first in Tamarac and third in Broward County, which will expand patient access to high-quality medical cannabis products.
The Tamarac dispensary, located at 5900 Rock Island Rd, supports Trulieve’s goal of ensuring direct, reliable access to medical cannabis across Florida’s home state and joins nearby locations in Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, and several more throughout nearby Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
The opening of a medical dispensary in Tamarac wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago.
Although overwhelmingly passed by 71 percent of Florida voters in 2016. In 2018, former Tamarac Mayor Harry Dressler and the city commission unanimously passed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Tamarac.
Dressler was vehemently opposed to dispensaries, calling them a gigantic scam, and was factually misinformed about the differences between CBD and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
After Mayor Michelle Gomez was elected in 2019, former City Commissioner Julie Fishman took it upon herself to do more research.
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