Cookies, a California-based cannabis company known for its celebrity partnerships will be popping up in Florida.

The company, owned by Bay-area Mexican rapper Gilbert Anthony Milan Jr., or “Berner,” has acquired one of Florida’s 22 coveted medical marijuana treatment center licenses and plans to begin business next year.

The license was purchased from Port Richey license holder Tree King-Tree Farm Inc., which has not dispensed any medical marijuana since it acquired its license in May 2019.

The transfer was finalized Friday, according to the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use.

Details of the deal, including the value of the purchase, have not been disclosed.
Berner said in a statement that the Florida acquisition is a “major milestone” for the brand.

“I can’t wait to embrace the culture and vibe in Miami and hope to secure a location on South Beach,” Berner said. “That would be legendary.”

Berner is also the first person of color to hold a license in Florida.

In a recent interview with Forbes, the rapper disclosed his flagship stores make $100,000 to $200,000 a day, with a new location in Los Angeles often reaching $450,000 in a single day.

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