Palm Beach, Florida (AP) The sun sets over the sea in Palm Beach County on July 3, 2019, a day when locals and tourists alike are celebrating the grand opening of a new medical marijuana dispensary.
But the sun is still shining.
The sun is shining on the Sunshine State.
A few miles away, the Sunshine Coast is already home to some of the most innovative and talented entrepreneurs and growers in the nation.
And now, the sun sets and the ocean begins to set.
The new business of Sunshine Coast Cookies and Crackers is on track to open its doors by late November.
It will be a beacon of hope to some people who are sick and suffering.
But for others, it’s a dangerous proposition.
“If you’re sick, you’re going to have to go to another state to get your medication,” said Michael Egan, owner of Sunshine Country Cookies.
Egan, a former military officer, has spent the last decade training as a pharmacist.
He opened Sunshine Coast in January.
“It’s been an absolute blessing for us to be able to bring in people who’ve never seen a dispensary before,” Egan said.
“We’ve brought in people from other states that haven’t had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of options.”
Egan’s company, Sunshine Country, is the first company to grow and sell cannabis in Florida.
It’s the first to open in the Sunshine state.
“When it opened, it was like the beginning of the end of prohibition,” Egon said.
But his vision is to provide a better option to Florida residents who are trying to make a life for themselves and their loved ones.
“I think a lot of people would say, ‘Why would you build a dispensary if you can grow cannabis?’
But what’s really going to help is to build relationships,” Eagan said.
The Sunshine Coast has been a haven for the marijuana industry.
But it’s been hard for businesses to stay in business there.
Sunshine Coast opened in 2014, and business was slow to pick up.
Egon said he had to work hard to attract business to the area, but also to keep up with demand.
Sunshine Country has partnered with a number of dispensaries to offer its products to consumers.
In February, for example, it announced it had signed a deal with a new dispensary in Orlando.
“We’ve been working for the last three months with a lot more dispensaries to come in and see if we can really expand,” Egal said.
He hopes to be in Florida by the end in November.
But the Sunshine Country deal is far from perfect.
The deal does not allow for a pharmacy to sell its products.
The company has to work with a third-party company to handle all of the paperwork, which is a process that can take weeks, sometimes months.
And it has to provide medical marijuana patients with medical documentation.
In November, Sunshine Coast will be the first of a number new medical cannabis dispensaries to open, which will make it more difficult for businesses like Egan to expand.
And, as of now, it is only able to sell cannabis products from a single dispensary.
“There are a lot, many, many different types of products that we can bring in,” Ego said.
But if Sunshine Coast can keep growing, the company is optimistic.
Egan says it’s working to create a second dispensary in the future.
For many of the Sunshine Coasts residents, it means getting back to normal.
“Every day, I wake up and I think, ‘Oh, well, I’ve got to get my medication,'” said Egan.
“And that’s a lot harder to do with a dispensary than a retail store.”