Your Health Questions Answered

Is Marijuana Becoming Too Strong?

The amount of THC in marijuana is rising. We asked a doctor if that's a concern.

10/26/2022 By Isaac Eger

High Society

What's Better for Chronic Pain: CBD or THC?

A new medical study offers interesting information about cannabis and chronic pain.

07/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Where Can You Get Medical Marijuana in Sarasota?

Find CBD- and THC-infused products at these local dispensaries. Plus: details on how to obtain your medical card.

03/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Medical Marijuana

Sunnyside Dispensary Opens in Sarasota

The store is Cresco Labs' 13th Sunnyside dispensary in the state and 45th nationwide.

12/16/2021 Photography by Staff

Medical Marijuana

Cannabist Store to Open in Sarasota Today

The store will serve patients with a medical card issued by the state of Florida.

12/07/2021 By Staff

Cannabis

PR Group to Present Workshop About Selling Medical Cannabis in Florida

The featured speaker will be Todd Beckwith, director of corporate affairs at AltMed Enterprises.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Cannabis

Columbia Care to Rebrand as Cannabist in Florida

Cannabist says it will serve as an intersection for medical and recreational cannabis users.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Chew on this

Now That Florida Is Allowing Edible Cannabis, New Products Are Hitting the State's Shelves

Cannabis companies are selling everything from bite-sized edibles to chocolate bars and cookies.

11/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Müv-ing Up

A Retired Lakewood Ranch Executive Is a Major Player in the Smoking-Hot Cannabis Industry

“We’re real pioneers,” Michael Smullen says, “but we’re just scratching the surface of what this could really look like.”

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health

'Get Well With Medical Cannabis Forum' Will Take Place June 27

The day-long event will include presentations from a variety of speakers, including Holly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Dank drink

Naughty Monk Brewery Offers the Area's First CBD-Infused Beer

A small batch of the beer debuted at Oak & Stone on Saturday, but the recipe is now stuck in legal limbo.

04/22/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Health care

Seminar Covers Medical Cannabis Benefits and Rules

Alderman Oaks Retirement Center is hosting a free seminar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

10/02/2018 By Staff

Health care

New CBD Shop Opens Downtown

Owner Shelby Isaacson opened Second and Seed earlier this week.

09/25/2018 By Staff

Pot Preview

Sarasota Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Friday

"This is somewhere I’d be as comfortable inviting my mother in as I would my friends."

08/09/2018 By Audrey Warne

Marijuana

Medical Cannabis Shop Opens Next Week

Sarasota's AltMed Enterprises plans to open its new Müv Medical Cannabis Dispensary at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Health care

CBD Company Opens New Shop

Mindful Medicinals recently opened a store at 1906 Glengary St., Suite B, Sarasota.

07/27/2018 By Staff

Buzz Kill

Medical Marijuana Usage is Soaring, But Arrests for Recreational Pot Are, Too

Arrests for recreational usage (under 20 grams) have soared in Sarasota County, up nearly 35 percent last year compared to 2010. And so far this year, arrest rates are still rising. What gives?

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Marijuana

Clinic Begins Making Medical Marijuana Recommendations

The Sarasota wellness clinic Point Lumineux recently began evaluating patients interested in receiving medical marijuana recommendations.

10/25/2017 By staff

Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Celebrates Grand Opening Tuesday

Trulieve has existing dispensaries in Clearwater, Edgewater, Jacksonville, Lady Lake, Miami, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and Tampa.

09/18/2017 By staff