2 Industries Making Their Mark on South Florida

Superfood purveyor G.L.O.W. and medical marijuana are taking root

Supercool Super Food

g.l.o.w. makes its mark on the world, in a very delicious way.

g.l.o.w.’s first-ever superfood and super fro-yo store in the U.S. is slated to open this summer in Wynwood. Located at 97 NW 25th St., g.l.o.w. will offer a wide variety of superfood-enhanced, super fro-yo flavors made with the highest-quality, organic ingredients and will serve both plant-based and grass-fed dairy fro-yo products containing beneficial probiotics in every bite, along with other superfood-enhanced foods and treats.

Based on the promise to deliver ““superfood, super fro-yo and a super good cause,” g.l.o.w. is a social enterprise that designates 100 percent of its profits to benefit Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World), which operates free mentoring to girls in after-school programs in 27 countries. When Global G.L.O.W. founder and CEO Kylie Schuyler started the non-profit in 2012, she began with a simple yet bold idea: create a for-profit concept that can uplift people with superfoods while doing good in the world. Global G.L.O.W. is set to launch weekly programming at the start of the 2019-2020 school year with the Global G.L.O.W. Miami Summit, which will convene local girls aged 10-18 for an immersive day in their signature HerStory Campaign programming. The girls will work on identifying their strengths and how they want to use them to make a positive impact on their communities. As for g.l.o.w., says Schuyler, “We chose Miami as our first U.S. location as we were attracted to its vibrant and international community, healthy culture and tropical climate.” For more information, visit globalgirlsglow.org or glowforgood.com.

Gone to Pot

Florida is officially the fastest-growing medical marijuana market in America.

Less than a month after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill allowing the use of medical marijuana, the Senate rejected SB188 and sent it back to the house to remove the limits on THC in medical cannabis. A Florida House committee wanted to limit the strength of smokable medical marijuana to 10 percent THC, which would undoubtedly have dampened retail sales. More than 213,000 people are now Florida MMJ patients, with 10,000-plus signing up every month. New York, by comparison, has fewer than half that amount—even though the number of prescribing doctors is similar. In 2018, Arizona had almost triple the number of medical pot users as Florida; at the end of March 2019, Florida had 8,000 more. For updates on more developments, visit tallahassee.com.


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