May 24, 2017 – Ruskin-based organic growers 3 Boys Farm received notice on Tuesday that an Administrative Law Judge, with the Division of Administrative Hearings, entered a Recommended Order in which he agreed 3 Boys Farm was the best-qualified nursery and should be awarded a medical cannabis dispensing license in Florida’s southwest region. 3 Boys Farm and Plants of Ruskin had presented their cases to the DOAH in August of last year and have been awaiting the ruling.
Robert Tornello, President of 3 Boys Farm, said, “We have always believed 3 Boys Farm would prevail, and we are so proud of the incredible people who’ve stood alongside us all these months, never giving in. But we’re pleased that the judge recognized that both 3 Boys and Plants of Ruskin were qualified to grow medical cannabis in Florida.”
Tornello adds that he and his team are looking forward to working with the Department of Health in the coming months, and that everyone is thrilled to begin writing this exciting new chapter of the 3 Boys Farm story once the license is finalized.
3 Boys Farm is a USDA-certified organic grower which combines the best of modern technology and time-tested methods to grow vegetables locally and sustainably, using alternative energy sources and rainwater harvesting.