Finding a doctor on the Treasure or Space coasts to recommend medical marijuana is easy. Finding a local dispensary to fill the order is impossible.
There are 75 doctors across Brevard, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties authorized by the state Office of Medical Marijuana to recommend medical marijuana to their patients as a treatment for glaucoma, pain management, anxiety and other issues.
Yet there are no dispensaries between Palm Beach County on the south and Volusia County on the north, despite a voter-approved 2016 constitutional amendment legalizing the use of medical marijuana for patients with illnesses such as cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or glaucoma. […]