Florida Politics reports..
A California-based medical marijuana dispensary has temporarily closed five of its eight Florida locations.
MedMen listed temporary closures on its website effective Sunday.
Locations are shuttered in Jacksonville Beach, Key West, Orlando, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Three stores in Pensacola, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach remain open, according to the company’s website.
The closure notifications on each location’s website offered limited information.
“MedMen … is temporarily closed effective Sunday May 3rd. Thank you for your patience and support, please check back for updates on MedMen.com.”
t’s not clear whether the closures are related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or if they will affect six other stores the company plans to open throughout the state in Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, downtown and Southside Jacksonville, Miami Beach or Orlando.
A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
However, the company has been doing well despite the pandemic.
The company had its best month in the state in April, according to Politico, with 123,817 ounces of medical cannabis flower sold, which was a 52% increase from January sales before the pandemic hit.