Medical Marijuana Center Passes Food-Safety Inspection

Jul 23, 2018

One of Florida's largest medical marijuana treatment centers says it's resumed processing cannabis after meeting a food-safety inspection deadline.

Surterra spokeswoman Kim Hawkes said in a statement Friday that Surterra's third-party inspections have been completed, and the company has received the required Good Manufacturing Practice certification.

The Miami Herald reported Thursday that Surterra halted its production of new items last week after it was notified that the state Department of Health was enforcing a provision requiring medical marijuana treatment centers to get third-party inspections.

Surterra operates eight locations around Florida. Only Trulieve has more locations with 15 dispensaries.

Many marijuana businesses ignored the inspection requirement, believing it was part of the state's guidelines on edible medical marijuana. The Department of Health is still working on rules for edible marijuana.

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