New medical marijuana dispensary opened in Gainesville

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- A new medical marijuana dispensary has opened in North Central Florida.

"Curaleaf" opened its first location in Gainesville, Thursday, on Southwest 34th street. The opening comes just days after smokable medical marijuana became legal in the state when governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law.

Curaleaf operates 23 locations in Florida, this is the second in North Central Florida.

Curaleaf already has a dispensary in Ocala.