ries may offer amenities such as curbside pickup or home
delivery, drive-through services aren’t allowed.
Before 2018, the closest dispensary for Port St. Lucie
patients was an hour away. People who could benefit from
marijuana either traveled or risked arrest by growing their
own plants or purchasing illegal products on the street.
MÜV Dispensary corporate spokesman Todd Beckwith
says its Port St. Lucie location was selected as part of the
company’s ongoing mission to serve qualified medical cannabis
patients throughout Florida.
“Our closest locations to Port St. Lucie were Sebastian
to the north and Wellington and West Palm Beach to the
south,” Beckwith says. “Having a more convenient location
for the thousands of patients we serve in Port St. Lucie is
simply part of our mission to best serve patients who previously
were driving long distances, which was a burden for
many due to their health conditions.”
Port St. Lucie’s five dispensaries each have extensive websites
describing their products and services in detail. Just as
some people prefer CVS over Walgreens or Publix pharmacies
over Walmart’s, clients may prefer one dispensary
because of its location or another because of a particularly
helpful staff member.
Marijuana benefits patients with cancer, Parkinson’s,
Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy,
glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and other specific conditions, as
well as more general ailments such as chronic pain, depression
or anxiety. A list of local prescribing physicians may be >>
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John Tipton is CEO of AltMed Florida. His company and others like it have
created hundreds of jobs around the state since marijuana was legalized,
including jobs on the Treasure Coast.
Port St. Lucie’s five
dispensaries carry a
variety of products
to meet the individual
needs of their
patients. No one
may enter without
a Florida medical