ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — When you think of St. Augustine, images of old streets, good restaurants, and history come to mind.
Medical marijuana probably does not, but there’s a growing demand for it.
In just a two-mile stretch on US 1, there will be three dispensaries when the third one opens this weekend.
“I think there’s a huge demand for it here in St. Augustine,” John Tipton said. He is the President of Verano which is the company that owns MUV.
MUV is a medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary company.
“It’s a growing industry for sure,” Tipton said.
But can this small town of 12 square miles supply enough customers for three dispensaries? Tipton said the MUV stores in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach continue to get customers driving up from St. Augustine.
One medical marijuana patient told First Coast News that other dispensaries in town are often out of stock of the items he needs.
Another medical marijuana patient said it will be good to have more variety of products from which to choose in St. Augustine.
Tipton also noted