Despite the fact that Florida residents can now smoke medical marijuana, one of the state’s largest cannabis companies is now offering it in tablet form.
The company Curaleaf released the state’s first cannabis tablet on Thursday, September 12. The company’s Seminole Heights location (6421 N Florida Ave.) is now offering the five milligram tablets for $35 for a package of 30.
“Curaleaf Tablets are a refreshing and convenient new form of medication,” says the company’s website, which also notes that the tablets are mint-flavored and come in a child-resistant package.
To partake of the new offering, patients must see a doctor and obtain medical records specifically recommending oral medical marijuana, not just smokable methods. Patients then apply to the state with a $75 fee, which can take a week or two for approval. The tablets may be purchased after the application is approved and the prescribing doctor submits the orders to the state.
"Knowing that our premium quality medical cannabis products allow so many of our patients to live life well, we are always looking for alternative administration methods to meet patients' needs," said CEO Joe Lusardi in a statement. “We are proud to be the first to offer Florida's patients the option of medical cannabis tablets.”
While Curaleaf is a national company that has locations in over 12 states, there are currently 26 dispensaries in Florida.
The announcement of the new tablets come on the heels of a class-action lawsuit against Curaleaf for misleading statements, and labeling their CBD products as drugs and dietary supplements, as well as allegedly selling unapproved animal drugs from their website.