If a patient walks into a medical marijuana dispensary today in Florida, the variety that meets them can be a bit intimidating. There are different strains of marijuana that have different effects. There are different delivery methods ranging from dried plant material to concentrates of tetrahydrocannabinol to food products infused with marijuana. A New York-based company that operates across 18 different jurisdictions in America and also in the European Union aims to make that process less daunting with the introduction of technology at its dispensaries. One of Columbia Care’s dispensaries is located in Sarasota at 6979 S. Tamiami Trail. On Wednesday that location rebranded to Cannbist and integrated the technology at its Florida locations. Inside the store on Tamiami Trail, a patient will no longer have to speak with the dispensary’s employees to figure out exactly what products they would like to buy to best suit their needs. Instead, there are several digital kiosks that connect patients to Forage, a digital technology that Columbia Care describes as an “online cannabis discovery tool.” Patients do not need to go into the store to access Forage as they can input their preferences online at Forage.io, then schedule to pick it up at the medical marijuana dispensary near them.
Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 12/09/2021 08:36:00