As Florida continues to grapple with legalizing recreational marijuana and Gov. Ron DeSantis ponders allowing patients to smoke the stuff — as well as liberalizing laws that give near monopolies to a few companies — nine medical marijuana dispensaries have cropped up in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, offering services for those who qualify.
Shops specializing in low or no-THC cannabidiol made from hemp, which doesn't make you high but may cure what ails you, have also sprung up. Indeed, low-THC CBD products, which are legal and can be sold over the counter, are available in thousands of locations from restaurants to convenience stores.
Since Florida voters approved legalizing medical marijuana for qualifying conditions in a 2016 referendum, the idea has become better accepted. Knox Medical announced a big expansion in 2019 and 2020. More and more locations are coming.
Here is a list of where you can buy medical marijuana and shops specializing in CBD in Miami and Broward:
CBD 954. Sells only cannabidiol, low-THC hemp products including CBD flower, vape juice, tinctures, soap, chapstick, lubricants, gummies, and more. Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 3216 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-533-0077; cbdimensions954.com.
Curaleaf. With a cultivation facility in Florida, Curaleaf grows and sells a variety of THC- and CBD-dominant products, including CBD flower, oil, THC hybrid topical balm, vape cartridges, and more. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 9002 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami; 19000 SW 192nd St., Miami; and 16685 NW Second Ave., North Miami; 877-303-0741; fl.curaleaf.com.
Dr. Stern's CBD. Sells pharmaceutical-grade CBD products, including oil, flower, gelcaps, CBD lollipops, gumdrops, topical salves, as well as CBD products for pets, such as dog chews, pet drops, and more. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday noon to 11 p.m. 1939 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 954-367-6863; doctorsternscbd.com.
Green Street Smoke Shop. Sells non-THC CBD products such as oils of varying CBD concentrations, hemp water, drops, and CBD gummies, and edibles, as well as glass pipes, hookahs, and more. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday noon to 7 p.m. 1775 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami; 305-964-5896; greenstreetsmokeshops.com.
HempXtra. Specializes in naturally flavored CBD products such as creams, oils, gummies, and tinctures, as well as hemp oil muscle relief gels and facial creams. Also sells raw CBD oils, as well as CBD oils for dogs and pets. 6191 Orange Dr., Suite 6, Davie; 877-788-1589; hempxtra.com.
Holistic Hope. Sells only cannabidiol, low-THC hemp products including CBD water, dog treats, tinctures, and bath balms. Open since 2014. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 98, Fort Lauderdale; 954-410-8956; holistichopefl.com.
Knox Cannabis Dispensary. Specializes in CBD products, vape oils, topical creams that contain varying concentrations of THC, and more. "Peria, our latest propriety strain, has some of the highest concentrations of effective, medical-grade CBD on the market," says Knox spokesperson Scott Klenet. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 175 NW 167th St., North Miami Beach; 305-900-5536; knoxmedical.com.
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Smokers Goods. Sells only non-THC CBD oils, capsules, edibles, and gummies, as well as vape pens, glass pipes, and hookahs. Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9891 SW 72nd St., Miami; 305-456-7442.
Surterra Wellness Center. Produces and sells CBD products, including oils, vaporizers, and topical creams. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 1523 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 850-391-5455; surterra.com.
Trulieve. The state's largest seller of medical marijuana also carries CBD products, vape pens and cups, CBD topical lotion, capsules, drops, concentrates, and more. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 4020 NW 26th St., Miami, 786-600-3887; 9600 SW 77th Ave., Miami, 305-768-1535; and 520 Stirling Rd., Dania Beach, 954-246-0865; trulieve.com.