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Trulieve Sues Over Florida’s Dispensary Limit

Medical marijuana dispensary operator Trulieve sued Florida on Monday, challenging the state’s restrictions on the number of dispensaries.

The bill passed by lawmakers last year after voters changed the constitution to allow medical cannabis use limited the total number of dispensaries, and also put caps on how many can open in a given area of the state. The cap is in place until 2020.

The complaint was filed Monday in circuit civil court in Tallahassee, the website Florida Politics reported. The case was assigned to Circuit Court Judge John Cooper.

Trulieve noted that the 2016 constitutional amendment didn’t limit the number of dispensaries that licensed cannabis suppliers could open.

Trulieve’s complaint says that state officials’ decision to limit the company to 25 total dispensaries diminishes the value of its license.

Florida Politics reported that a recent publication from Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use said there were at least eight pending lawsuits involving the state’s medical marijuana licensing system.

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