iAnthus Announces Opening of Dispensary in Ocala, Florida
New storefront marks company's eleventh location in network of Florida cannabis dispensaries
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. ("iAnthus" or the "Company") (CSE: IAN, OTCQX: ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with best-in-class regulated cannabis operations across the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of its GrowHealthy dispensary in Ocala, Florida. This brings the Company's total number of dispensaries in Florida to eleven and its system-wide total to 29.
The new 3,900 square foot store is located at 2370 SW College Road. This is GrowHealthy's first dispensary in Marion County, serving a rapidly growing patient base from a population of over 350,000. The store is located in a heavy retail corridor near the Shady Oaks Shopping Center between I-75 and downtown Ocala.
GrowHealthy plans to open an additional dispensary in Stuart, Florida later this month. Several additional stores will follow in early 2020 pending regulatory approvals. The Company currently has several additional sites under construction and a total of 11 more under lease.
Florida is among the fastest growing medical marijuana markets in the United States and continues to grow robustly. According to the December 6, 2019 weekly update from the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use ("OMMU"), Florida now has over 291,000 qualified patients, up 83% year-over-year. The current patient base represents 1.4% of the Florida population. Over the past three months, GrowHealthy has averaged about 3.5% market share in THC mgs dispensed, according to data collected by the OMMU.
A Grand Opening celebration for this location is planned for December 20 where new and existing patients will receive 30% discount on all items, excluding flower, and a swag bag with every $125 purchase. Details will be posted at www.growhealthy.com. Store hours are 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.growhealthy.com or call the store directly at 353-504-0600, option 1.
iAnthus owns and operates best-in-class licensed cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary facilities throughout the United States, providing investors diversified exposure to the U.S. regulated cannabis industry. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in operations, investment banking, corporate finance, law and health care services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise. iAnthus currently has operations in 11 states, including 29 dispensaries (FL-11, AZ-4, MD-3, MA-1, NY-2, CO-1, VT-1, and NM-6 where iAnthus has minority ownership). For more information, visit www.iAnthus.com.
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Released December 12, 2019