Medical won’t go anywhere. “There has not been a single state so far that has not built their adult-use infrastructure on an existing medical marijuana program,” says Randy Maslow, cofounder and president of iAnthus, which owns and operates three GrowHealthy medical dispensaries in Florida and manages adult-use ventures in Colorado and Massachusetts.
Launched in 2016, Florida’s medical marijuana program has grown to encompass more than 80 dispensaries and over 2,000 licensed physicians for the state’s nearly 200,000 active, registered patients. A recreational marijuana program wouldn’t replace the existing medical one. Instead, existing medical license owners will likely be