Surterra does not plan to be confined to medical marijuana for long. The company looks to get involved in the U.S. recreational market, Wrigley told Bloomberg Monday. Recreational marijuana is legal in nine U.S. states, and the legal cannabis industry generated a $16 billion economic impact in the U.S. in 2017, according to BDS Analytics.
Surterra, founded in 2014, currently operates 10 dispensaries in Florida. The company also has a license to operate in Texas but has not yet opened any dispensaries there.
Surterra is headquartered in Atlanta but does not have any medical cannabis operations in Georgia. State law allows the possession of cannabis oil to treat conditions from seizures to PTSD. The law does not allow the transportation or purchase of medical marijuana, making it impossible for dispensaries to operate or for patients to obtain cannabis in Georgia.