Surterra Wellness with Zachary Fleming


Surterra Wellness with Suterra President Zachary (Zack) Fleming today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on The Cannabis Radio. Our next guest has over a decade of expertise in business strategy, finance, operations regulations, and controlled narcotic inventories. He has been recently appointed CEO of one of the most innovative cannabis operations in the industry.

We start with the success of Surterra Wellness and the rapid expansion in Florida — 50 stores are currently open, 5 of which opened in the past 3 months. We talk about the coverage in the state and how Zack’s team has spread out locations quite effectively to cover such a large ground of metropolitan areas around the state. Florida recently announced plans to expand its $1.3 billion-dollar medical cannabis industry in 2022.

In a state with over 21 million people, this expansion creates lucrative opportunities for new and existing business owners. For anyone awarded one of the new licenses, it’s a potential windfall as Florida is heading towards adult use in the coming years. For serious entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on this market, now is the time to start planning and preparing. Florida has over 700,000 medical marijuana patients as of April this year. Zack from Surterra Wellness helps dive into this and his take.

Lawmakers like US Representative Brian Mast who serves Florida’s 18th congressional district have been vocal about fighting for veterans’ access to cannabis means fighting for freedom. MarijuanaMoment recently wrote The Justice Department is due to respond to a marijuana lawsuit filed by Florida’s top agriculture official, who is also running as a Democratic gubernatorial candidate. The case concerns the constitutional rights of medical cannabis patients to purchase and possess firearms.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried spoke to Marijuana Moment about the case, how cannabis has played into her race for governor, and the federal government’s drug testing policy for marijuana and she pushed back against anti-cannabis comments recently made by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), previewing how the issue might be argued before voters in November if she wins her party’s nomination to challenge the incumbent governor. Without talking about this impending lawsuit. We ask what scenarios Zack, and Surterra Wellness, see playing out politically going forward that MSOs like Surterra should be cognizant of. All this and more today on Surterra Wellness with Suterra President Zachary (Zack) Fleming today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on The Cannabis Radio.