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Some Circle K Gas Stations To Sell Marijuana In Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Select Circle K fuel stations will begin promoting marijuana merchandise in Florida subsequent year.

Ten of the fuel station comfort shops within the state will promote marijuana flower, pre-rolls, gummies and vapes by way of a partnership with Green Thumb, a nationwide hashish producer and retailer, in response to a information launch from the company. Circle K has about 600 areas in Florida.

The merchandise shall be bought by way of the company’s new RISE Express dispensaries, which can have its personal separate entrance from the Circle K shops.

“The opening of RISE Express stores at Circle K locations is a game-changer. Convenience is a strong channel in retail, and people want more access to cannabis,” Ben Kovler, Green Thumb founder, chair and CEO, stated. “The new RISE Express model is a huge step forward in making it easier and more efficient for patients to purchase high-quality cannabis as part of their everyday routine when stopping by their local convenience store.”

The merchandise obtainable at these retail shops will come from the company’s new 28-acre cultivation facility in Ocala, which shall be operational by the tip of 2022.

Green Thumb entered the Florida market in 2018, and at present owns and operates medical hashish retail shops in Bonita Springs, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Kendall, Oviedo, Pinellas Park and West Palm Beach. It additionally has an current cultivation and processing facility in Homestead.

According to the Florida Department of Health, greater than 700,000 Floridians are at present registered energetic cardholders within the state’s medical marijuana program.

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