South Floridians could have to pay more than other Floridians for medical marijuana after the state awards five new grower
licenses in the next week.
None of the new licenses are likely to be issued to South Florida, where many of the qualified patients live.
Zachary Davis, a lawyer
for Keith St. Germain nursery in Homestead, said delivery costs mean South Florida could pay more for medical marijuana.
“You can transport it down here, but that’s gonna have a real cost,” he said. “And there’s security issues in transportation as well.”
The only grower located in the southeast region is Miami’s Costa Farms.
Right now, prices range from about $74 to $90 for a 600mg cartridge of marijuana extract meant to fit into a vape pen. Costs can vary depending on seller.