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Cannabis company moves headquarters from Miami to Tampa

  • By Brian Hartz
  • | 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2023
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Miami-based Cansortium Inc. (OTC: CNTMF), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis company, has announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Tampa’s Westshore business district.

The company, according to a news release, operates under the Fluent brand in the consumer cannabis market. Over the next four months, it plans to create 30 jobs in areas including administration, finance, human resources, marketing, sales and operations.

The new positions will have an average annual salary of $100,000, the release states.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and the Tampa community as a whole for welcoming us with open arms,” Fluent CEO Robert Beasley states in the release. “Our ultimate goal with this relocation is to connect the brain with the heart of the company and centralize our workforce. Tampa is already a major hub for our cultivation and production facilities, and we continue to be impressed with the city’s large talent pool, business-friendly policies and overall quality of life."

He adds, "We believe our relocation is not only the best decision for our employees and culture, but a smart, fiscally responsible decision for the company’s shareholders. We look forward to providing good-paying jobs to the Tampa community as Fluent further scales its operations in Florida.”

Angel Gonzalez, chair of the Tampa Bay EDC and regional president of SouthState Bank, says Tampa is ready to greet Cansortium with open arms.

“Fluent has already had a presence in the Tampa Bay region and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Company’s headquarters to our own backyard,” he states in the release. “Listed as the best place to live in the Sunshine State, we are proud to be the new home for Fluent’s global headquarters and look forward to working closely with the company’s leadership team to establish strong talent pipelines, connect transitioning employees with the local community and ensure that the company’s relocation is seamless.”



Brian Hartz

Brian Hartz holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and has been a St. Petersburg resident since 2013. He has also worked for newspapers and magazines in Indiana, Canada and New Zealand.

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