Manatee County is now considered part of the Southwest Florida Region in the lottery that will determine which company can grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in limited form under a new law, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, that Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed in June. The change of location from the Central […]

Floridians have yet to vote on Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana and allow doctors to recommend it as a treatment option. But former biotech executives Michael Smullen and David Wright have already¬†established¬†AltMed LLC., a new company to grow and process medical marijuana. The company, which already has 16 employees, a Lakewood Ranch address […]