Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Redland will be the home to Miami's first legal medical marijuana farm, one of five nurseries the Florida State Department of Health just approved to grow "noneuphoric marijuana for medicinal purposes."
Patients of South Florida will be getting their medical marijuana from Costa Farms, located off 216th street and SW 162nd avenue.
"Costa Farms... looks forward to quickly beginning production of this much-needed medicine to serve some of Florida's most vulnerable citizens," the farm said via a statement to the Miami New Times.
Costa can only grow strains that were legalized last year under the "Charlotte's Web law," meaning the strain must contain at least 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD) and 0.8 percent or less of THC, the substance that produces "a high."
The approved medical marijuana can only be used in Florida by people with cancer or a disease that "chronically produces symptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms that can be treated with low-THC cannabis," according to the law.
The marijuana isn't expected to be available until at least next summer.
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