Cannabis experts say business is booming in Florida

Published: Jun. 13, 2020 at 9:15 PM EDT
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Local cannabis experts have said business is booming in Florida.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many people in a state of high stress, either from the virus itself, or unemployment and paying bills.

"For somebody who's locked up going stir crazy, it's a great way to chill and mellow out," said Dr. Robert Brueck at Emerald Medical Center.

Since January, nearly 50,000 Florida residents got a medical marijuana card. Currently, 345,273 people in the state have a medical marijuana card, which is 100,000 more than June of 2019.

"I think people now realize that it's not a curse, that it has tremendous potential," said Brueck.