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Circle K gas stations to sell licensed marijuana in FL next year

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In this Jan. 11, 2010 photo, a worker shows a marijuana bud for sale at the Lotus Medical dispensary in Denver. Colorado’s Board of Health is nearing a decision on rules clarifying what’s a “bona fide” doctor-patient relationship in an effort to crack down on marijuana mills, in which unscrupulous “pot docs” recommend pot for patients they’ve never seen before. Colorado’s proposed regulations would be among the nation’s most detailed governing how well doctors recommending marijuana must know their patients, but some marijuana advocates are fighting the rules. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Weed products that include pre-rolls, gummies, marijuana flower, and vapes may be coming to a gas station near you.

Convenience-store chain Circle K signed a deal with Green Thumb Industries, a cannabis consumer packaged goods company, to sell and distribute licensed marijuana across 10 of the company’s 600 gasoline locations across Florida.

According to Green Thumb, marijuana products will be supplied from a 28-acre facility set to be completed in Ocala, FL by the end of 2022. The products will be sold at 10 “RISE Express” dispensaries next year.

Ben Kovler, green Thumb’s CEO, said in a statement that the partnership will be “easier and more efficient for patients to purchase high-quality cannabis as part of their everyday routine when stopping by their local convenience store.”

Although the drug is only sold legally for medical use in Florida and is still illegal on the federal level, this deal further pushes marijuana for recreational use.

Purchases from the RISE Express dispensaries are restricted to those with a medical marijuana card, which is estimated to be over 700,000 patients in Florida, according to sources.