Columbia Care Receives Authorization from the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use to Begin Dispensing Its Cannabis-Based Products
The company is offering home delivery to patients registered with Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use
ARCADIA, Fla., July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia Care LLC, the nation’s leading medical cannabis company, announced that it has been authorized to begin dispensing the company’s pharmaceutical-quality cannabis-based medicines in Florida. The company is now offering home delivery of its products to patients who are registered with the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
“Florida has one of the largest medical cannabis programs in the country with over 100,000 registered patients and our authorization to begin dispensing in Florida represents a significant opportunity for Columbia Care to improve the lives of thousands of patients in need of high-quality cannabis-based medicines,” said Nicholas Vita, chief executive officer of Columbia Care. “We are looking forward to offering our transformative pharmaceutical-quality products via home delivery to patients suffering from a range of debilitating disorders and continuing our nationwide commitment to providing the best patient experience. In addition to home delivery, we plan to open up to 30 dispensaries throughout the state, with the first expected in 2018.”
All patients approved to use medical cannabis products by a certified physician and who are registered with the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use are eligible to receive Columbia Care’s medical cannabis products via home delivery. Initially, home delivery is available to patients within a 40-mile radius of Arcadia, FL. For more information on the Florida Medical Marijuana Program, including information on how to apply, please visit https://floridahealthstory.org/stories/ommu-patients/index.html.
About Columbia Care Florida
Columbia Care Florida will initially provide the company’s high CBD sublingual tincture and will ultimately expand to include Columbia Care’s core unique dose-metered pharmaceutical-quality offerings, including tinctures, vaporization oils and oral capsules, each in three CBD to THC ratios: high CBD, high THC and equal CBD to THC. Columbia Care products begin with a cultivation process that takes place in the Company’s controlled-environment agricultural production facility in Arcadia, FL. The manufacturing and refinement processes take place in highly controlled labs with trained chemists who follow strict quality control guidelines to ensure product safety and consistency. All products undergo independent batch testing for a variety of measures to ensure the highest levels of purity. Columbia Care offers discounts to veterans, seniors and those on SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare. For more information on Columbia Care Florida and current product offerings, please visit www.col-carefl.com.
About Columbia Care
Columbia Care is the nation’s largest and most experienced manufacturer and provider of medical cannabis products and services. The Company is licensed in highly selective and regulated jurisdictions and has completed more than 750,000 successful patient interactions since its inception. Working in collaboration with some of the most renowned and innovative teaching hospitals and medical centers in the world, Columbia Care is a patient-centered healthcare company setting the standard for compassion, professionalism, quality, caring and innovation for a rapidly expanding new industry. For more information on Columbia Care, please visit www.col-care.com.
Josephine Belluardo, Ph.D.
LifeSci Public Relations
Released July 5, 2018