No electricity? Relax…Florida pot operator opens shop in Puerto Rico

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Knox Medical Puerto Rico, affiliated with a Miami-based Florida medical marijuana operator, opened its first dispensary in Puerto Rico this week.

“This modern facility meets our high standards for compliance and quality of the patient experience. Starting today, Knox Medical will be offering an unrivaled level of service to more than 15,000 certified patients in Puerto Rico,” JosĂ© J. Hidalgo, founder and CEO of Knox Medical and Cansortium Holdings, said in a press release.

The dispensary is located in San Juan, and Knox Medical’s cultivation and processing operations are in Barranquitas, according to the release.

Patients from Florida and other states visiting the island can purchase medical marijuana after presenting a valid MMJ ID card to the Puerto Rico Department of Cannabis, also per the release.

Knox Medical is one of 13 licensed medical marijuana operators in Florida. Its Florida grow operations are located in Winter Garden, and the company has dispensaries in Gainesville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Lake Worth and St. Petersburg.