Lack of Medical Marijuana dispensaries on the Treasure Coast
Treasure Coast – Finding a doctor on the Treasure or Space coast to recommend medical marijuana is easy. Finding a local dispensary to fill the order is impossible.
There are 75 authorized Medical Marijuana doctors across Brevard, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River. These doctors are able recommend medical marijuana to their patients. Medical Marijuana can treat glaucoma, pain management, anxiety and other issues.
Yet there are no dispensaries between Palm Beach County on the south and Volusia County on the north, despite a voter-approved 2016 constitutional amendment legalizing the use of medical marijuana for patients with illnesses such as cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or glaucoma.
While there is hope — dispensaries in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie could be months away from opening. A lack of local access to a dispensary is a problem, say doctors who have received state certification to recommend medical marijuana to their patients.