Surterra will open medical marijuana dispensary near downtown Orlando

Surterra will open medical marijuana dispensary near downtown Orlando

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Tampa Wellness Center Medical cannabis provider Surterra Wellness is opening a marijuana dispensary near downtown Orlando this Thursday. Surterra will debut its Orlando Wellness Center on April 19 at 2 p.m. The dispensary is located in the SoDo District at 1743 S. Orange Ave., about a block north of Kaley Street. Surterra’s products include transdermal patches, vape pens, oils, lotions and sprays. The Orlando dispensary will feature a kitchen and garden. Visitors don’t have to show identification to get into the dispensary, says Monica Russell, a spokesperson for the company. Surterra also provides statewide delivery and has five other locations in Florida. "It’s been described by many as feeling more like a medical spa, very clean and inviting," Russell says. "But we wanted it to feel more like a home. Anyone can walk in – people who are patients, prospective patients, even people who want to learn more or are against it." Russell says the medical marijuana dispensary will also includes a space where local community organizations can meet, like a cancer survivor support group or doctors interested in knowing more about cannabis. "The idea is to remove the stigma," Russell says. "We want it to be a place where people feel comfortable taking a child or elder parent or anyone in between." Deltona Wellness Center Last month, the medical marijuana provider filed a lawsuit against the City of Orlando after it was told by city staff that it wouldn’t be able to operate at its current location because of its proximity to a residential neighborhood. "Surterra has spent a significant amount of money on building and other expenses in preparation for opening a (medical marijuana treatment center) at that location," the lawsuit , filed in Orange County Circuit Court, said. "Surterra is losing thousands of dollars per day […]

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