Florida medical cannabis patients will be able to purchase cannabis at select Circle K locations starting in 2023.
Green Thumb Industries, a cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of RISE Dispensaries, announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Canadian-based convenience store and gas station chain Circle K to expand its retail footprint in Florida.
Through the agreement, Green Thumb can lease space from Circle K locations in Florida–which currently operates roughly 600 locations in the state, according to a Green Thumb press release. The company plans to roll out “approximately ten ‘RISE Express’ branded dispensaries adjacent to Circle K stores,” next year, according to the release.
Green Thumb Founder, Chairman, and CEO Ben Kovler said opening RISE Express dispensaries at Circle K locations in Florida is a “game-changer.”
“The new RISE Express model is a huge step forward in making it easier and more efficient for patients to purchase high-quality cannabis as part of their everyday routine when stopping by their local convenience store,” he said.
The RISE Express locations will feature a variety of products for patients, including prerolls, edibles, flower, and more. The products will come from Green Thumb’s 28-acre cultivation facility in Ocala, which will be operational by the end of this year, according to the release.