MedMen expands its cannabis retail empire to Florida

San Francisco (CNN Business)MedMen Enterprises, one of the larger cannabis dispensary operations in the US, is zeroing in on Florida as it continues its US expansion. In 2017, Florida began regulated medical marijuana sales in which doctors could authorize or recommend cannabis for patients with certain diseases and ailments. The state restricted the number of businesses licensed to sell to those patients. MedMen is one of 14 licensed operators in the state, each of which can open up to 35 dispensaries across Florida. The 35-store cap is slated to expire in April 2020. Florida has taken steps this year to loosen its medical marijuana laws, including allowing for the sale of smokable cannabis and increasing the number of licensed operators …