“People are coming from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Marco [Island] and Naples. We are kinda having everyone,” Ally Campbell, a manager at VidaCann, mentioned. 


It is a marketplace that has develop into a location for health-related cannabis, virtually by design and style. Some from just across the county line in North Naples with medicinal cards are taking benefit of the congregation of dispensaries, as they are nevertheless banned in Collier County. 


“I feel the folks have spoken, and it is time to figure out exactly where these spots are and to get individuals maintaining their dollars in Collier County as an alternative of taking it to Lee,” said Charles Mcintosh, a medicinal marijuana card holder.


In 2018, Southwest Florida’s medicinal marijuana cardholder numbers boomed, with virtually 11,000 cardholders in Lee County alone and about three,000 in Collier.


The closest access to health-related marijuana for individuals in Collier County? Bonita Springs. 


“You are speaking about how numerous folks have cards and how numerous dispensaries are necessary… they want even a lot more,” Matt Andrus from VidaCann mentioned.


And even a lot more individuals are on the way. 

“We have had rather the surges of applications of new individuals, as nicely as transfers from other physicians in the location,” Jeffrey Blyshal of Iona Cannabis Clinic mentioned.


Meanwhile in Collier County, Commissioner William McDaniel Jr. said that till the county can agree on exactly where dispensaries can and can not go, the ban will stay in impact. In the meantime, the pot enterprise in Bonita Springs is booming. 



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