28 Florida businesses apply with state to grow low-potency marijuana

More than two dozen agricultural businesses have submitted applications to the Florida Department of Health in hopes of getting a license to grow low-THC marijuana for medicinal use.

Over one-fifth of those applications are for businesses who want to grow the strain in Northeast Florida.

The Department of Health closed the window for applications Wednesday and 28 businesses submitted requests to get the licenses. Only five licenses to cultivate the drug will be issued, one for each of five geographic regions in the state.

Six applications came from Northeast Florida businesses. Those Northeast Florida agricultural businesses include:

■ Loop’s Nursery & Greenhouses in Jacksonville.

■ Bill’s Nursery Inc., which is headquartered in Homestead; the company also applied for a license to grow in the Southeast region of the state.

■ Chestnut Hill Tree Farm in Alachua.

■ Hart’s Plant Nursery in Jacksonville.

■ Knox Nursery in Winter Garden.

■ San...

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