In Florida, operators of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) are required to handle all aspects of the cannabis trade, including growing, processing and dispensing. This means that an operator either needs to have expertise in all of these areas or very quickly go into business with someone who does and create a business structure that would be acceptable to all included parties and the State. This structure is different than in Colorado, for example, which allows separate, legally operated businesses to provide services in which they have the expertise to medical marijuana businesses.

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