Another medical marijuana dispensary opens in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Another medical marijuana dispensary opened in Bay County on Thursday.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Florida since 2016. (WJHG/WECP)

Surterra Wellness, located on 23rd Street, is a place where people who have a medical condition that can be helped by marijuana can get the product in its many different forms.

In order to get medical marijuana, the patient first has to get an identification card from the state that has to be renewed annually. They also have to live in Florida and have a physician prescribe medical marijuana to them.

"Cannabis is extraordinarily versatile and so are the routes of administration to treat specific conditions for individuals who would need a more personalized medicine," said Kim Hawkes, Associate Director of Government and Public Relations at Surterra Wellness.

"Before I got on medical marijuana I was on 14 different prescriptions. Now I'm on three," said Sonja Cool, a patient.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Florida since 2016.

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