Former Taco Bell gets resurrected as a drive-thru weed dispensary this week


  • Adobe Stock photo
Proving that poetry still exists in the world, AltMed Florida is set to open up their first medical marijuana dispensary in the area at a former Taco Bell in Longwood this week. The building has undergone an extensive renovation, with a press release describing it as "more like an Apple store now – with a modern open-concept design and expert staff."

Weed card holders will even be able to use the building's drive-through lane to pick up their THC & CBD-infused tinctures, vape pens, creams and other products. Sadly, no tacos or chalupas will remain on the menu.

AltMed Florida opens at 1o a.m. Friday, May 24, at 1090 S. State Road 434, Longwood.

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.