Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (“Curaleaf”) is a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator in the United States. In Florida specifically it has 28 locations, but has 51 total throughout the country giving it the largest cannabis footprint nationwide.
They pride themselves in a one-stop shop for qualified medical cannabis patients in Florida because they offer a variety of delivery methods, devices, and accessories that make using cannabis products simple for those who are inexperienced. Darnell, a DocMJ patient of 2 years, said he is a loyal customer of Curaleaf because of how convenient it is for him.
“They have a lot of different great products that I have been easily able to integrate into my daily routine. Plus they always have the coolest and largest selection of gadgets to check out and all of their staff seems to know the ins and outs of their products. I never have to stop by a smoke shop anymore because I know my friends at Curaleaf will have whatever I need.”
To help kickstart the New Year, DocMJ sat down with the team at Curaleaf to reflect on their experience in the Florida market and what they are looking forward to most about 2020.
Q: In what ways has your company experienced growth since you’ve started?
“As the medical cannabis regulations have evolved, the demand for a diverse product line has increased. Patients have different needs and preferences for their medical cannabis use, and it is important to Curaleaf that we continue to provide premium quality medicine in a variety of administration methods.”
Q: What are you looking forward to the most about 2020?
“We are optimistic about what 2020 will mean for Curaleaf and the medical cannabis community. We look forward to continuing to introduce innovative medicine that our patients can feel confident about. This year, we partnered with local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with specific medical conditions, such as Epilepsy Florida and Badges of Courage, an organization dedicated to aiding women in financial need going through breast cancer treatment. In 2020, our goal is to continue to foster these relationships while giving back to the communities we serve.”
Q: Do you have anything particularly exciting in store for patients and the industry?
“We are excited to make medical cannabis more accessible to patients by bringing Curaleaf to new communities in Florida in 2020. In 2019 we introduced Refined Live Resin to our product line-up. Our Refined Live Resin cartridges are made of 100% cannabis-derived, strain-specific terpenes that have been extracted from freshly harvested flowers prior to any curing. This allows us to capture the full spectrum of fresh aromatic terpenes for a rich flavor experience more like the flower.”
Q: What makes your company stand out in comparison to your competitors?
At Curaleaf, we believe in prioritizing the needs of our patients; we want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcomed and at ease with us. Starting the medical cannabis journey can be intimidating at first, so we have made it our goal to create an environment where everyone can feel comfortable. We believe in cannabis with compassion and confidence. We are providing not only medicine, but also an environment for patients and prospective patients in which they can become better educated about medical cannabis. During our time in the Florida market, we have been able to create a community of patients—our Curafam—who believe in the power of medical cannabis and come to Curaleaf for a sense of community.
By placing importance on education and community outreach, Curaleaf is bridging the gap between medical cannabis and the negative stigma attached to it. They offer a variety of medical cannabis products that can fit the needs of different lifestyles, allowing for an easy and hassle free way of obtaining the relief that qualified patients are searching for.