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Trulieve to donate $50K to Florida breast cancer foundation

The medical marijuana provider Trulieve Cannabis Corp. has announced a $50,000 donation to Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation, founded in Orlando in 2007 to provide resources for those treating or attempting to prevent cancer.

Libby’s Legacy provides education, mammograms and patient navigation to underserved individuals. It was named after Libby Maynard, who was lost to Stage IV breast cancer in 2007.

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers says the donation to the cancer foundation matches Trulieve’s goals.

“Our company philosophy is to provide safe, natural products for patients suffering from terminal illnesses, including cancer, and to help educate patients,” Rivers said.

“Libby’s Legacy works not only to provide mammograms and other comprehensive services, but to educate and support people as they manage their diagnosis with breast cancer through survivorship. Their message — that no one walks through this alone —truly resonated with us. It was a no-brainer.”

The check will be presented noon Monday at the Libby’s Legacy Orlando office.

The news comes on the heels of Trulieve receiving approval from the city of Palm Springs to acquire dispensary permits from Leef Industries, a licensed dispensary in California.

Trulieve, already Florida’s largest medical marijuana concern, had already signaled its intention to purchase 100 percent of Leef Industries, as well as Massachusetts-based Life Essence.

Rivers says the company has finalized control of 80 percent of Leef, with the final 20 percent pending approval from the state of California.

“We are very pleased to complete this important step in Trulieve’s acquisition of Leef Industries,” Rivers said. “We look forward to soon providing our high-quality products and market-leading customer experience to the Palm Springs market.”

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to

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