BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25:  Samples of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida: MMTC LICENSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE 

 

 

Florida: MMTC licenses are still available

The Department of Health (“DOH”) did not meet the required deadline of October 3rd, 2017, to release the new five Medical Marijuana Licenses. 

This means that potential investors still have a chance to apply or adhere to applicants that are seeking for investment. If you consider you qualify or you have any interest in applying, contact GreenAcre at 1-888-428-3260 or at info@greenacreteam.com.

Please click on the following link, we are sharing with you an article from Dara Kam explaining the current situation in Florida. Florida will miss deadline for handing out medical-marijuana licenses. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our consultants. 

Thank you, 

 

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GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience 4/20/2017 Investors in the Cannabis Industry

GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience 4/20/2017 

Investors in the Cannabis Industry

 

IMG_3765From April 18 until April 22, 2017, Mr. Rolando Vazquez took a group of investors to Denver, Colorado. The investors had the opportunity to learn from the best professionals in the Cannabis Industry. GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience is the best way for investors to learn more about this exciting industry. Some of the people interested in investing in the cannabis industry, have not seen the plant. They do not know how a cultivation facility operates.

Additionally, it is difficult to understand the complex process of the seed-to-sale system. The investors were taken to one the best companies that provides seed-to-sale software. There, countless questions were answered regarding tracking. The group of investors visited various cultivation facilities, some of them u2017-04-21-PHOTO-00007664nder construction and others fully operational. The investors had opportunity to visit the actual locations that are available for investment. At these locations they visualized fully integrated vertical operations. In vertical operations, everything happens at the same location: cultivation, processing and dispensing. Most of the time, at a glance, the investors want to only invest in a dispensing facility. Once the investors better understand the industry and the market, they realize all areas of the industry are profitable and they work together when combined. It is important to highlight, GreenAcre does not support a fully integrated vertical system in the Florida. GreenAcre believes in an open market with thousand of suppliers. However, sometimes depending on the business model a vertical system works better for the investors. GreenAcre plans to take more investors. This is the second year of the GreenAcre Experience in Colorado, click here to have access to last year’s GreenAcre Experience.

To experience the industry yourself, contact GreenAcre at info@greenacreteam.com.  Amongst cannabis industry insiders, GreenAcre has a reputable name and their work transcends borders due to the international recognition GreenAcre has as the Ultimate Cannabis Consultants. GreenAcre is fighting for an open market without borders for the Cannabis Industry. 

 

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Florida Dispensary License Application Period Ended on January 31, 2017

Florida Dispensary License Application Period Ended on January 31, 2017 

Osceola County was accepting Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications since January 3rd, 2017.  Ms. Sabina Contreras, GreenAcre’s Vice President, attended a meeting on February 8th, 2017, with County Officials regarding the establishment of the Commission that will be in charge of evaluating the 8 applications. Only 8 applicants applied for a license in Osceola County. The County required a $10,000.00 application fee. 

The application process ended on January 31, 2017.  The county’s application consisted in submitting a business narrative pursuant to Ordinance #2016-97.  The business narrative was supposed to encompase at minimum, the following:

  • Previous dispensing experience in a regulated market in any state.

  • Technical ability

  • Qualifications of security team

  • Qualifications of medical director

Please join us in wishing the best of luck to our clients who applied for a dispensary license in Osceola County!

GreenAcre is already working on the license application process in other counties and cities within the state of Florida.

Please click the link below to have access to Osceola’s Dispensary Application.

http://www.osceola.org/news/medical-marijuana-dispensary-application.stml


03/18/2017 Updated – Information

GreenAcre Consulting Team has access to great resources, knowing where and when to apply for a dispensary license. Different cities and counties within the state of Florida are already taking dispensary applications, regardless of the fact that the Senate is still in session. 

GreenAcre continuously informs clients and prospective clients with news related to the Cannabis Industry. GreenAcre consults on best industry practices, while assisting clients with business plans, license application, federal and state compliance, providing resources for the design and build of the projects, among others. GreenAcre offers different services for clients and potential clients that want to be part of the Cannabis Industry. From lobbying at the local and state level to consulting services for the application of licenses. GreenAcre also provides consulting services to government entities, to date, Belize and Guyana.

If you are looking to apply for a license in any state, or if you are looking to use our network and resources, please contact us today.

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GreenAcre’s Upcoming Events and Last Week Events

GreenAcre’s
Upcoming Events and Last Week Events

Keeping clients and prospective clients updated with information related to the Cannabis Industry. GreenAcre consults on best industry practices, while also assisting clients with business plans, license application assistance, federal and state compliance, providing resources for the design and build of the projects, every associated business document needed for the advancement of the clients’ business ventures, staffing solutions, and any other service the project demands.GreenAcre offers different services for clients and potential clients that want to be part of the Cannabis Industry. From lobbying at the local and state level to consulting services for the application of licenses.

GreenAcre also provides consulting services to government entities, to date, Belize and Guyana. In light of GreenAcre’s legal, cannabis and business aptitude, they qualify as quintessential cannabis consultants.


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GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience #2

Visit numerous cultivation sites and dispensaries in Colorado. Potential investors in the Cannabis Industry enjoy the experience because it gives them a better perspective of this Industry. The next Colorado Experience is schedule for 4/20/2017. If you want to be part of this experience, please send us an email at info@greenacreteam.com for more information.

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Cannabis Law 101 at Saint Thomas University School of Law
March 15, 2017

Rolando Vazquez, Esq., President of GreenAcre Consulting Team, was the special guest speaker at the event: “Cannabis Law 101.” Law students had the opportunity to learn for the best representatives in the Cannabis Industry. Our panelists included: David Kotler, Daniel Sparks, Eric Stevens and Joe Brezny. Our special guests included: Jackie Waldman, Esq., and Senator Eleanor Sobel. Click on the link below to have access to Cannabis Law 101.

Cannabis Law 101 – Video

 

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Broward County Commissioner’s Meeting
March 14, 2017

Sabina Contreras, Vice President of GreenAcre Consulting Team, attended the Broward’s Commissioners meeting. Ms. Contreras’ efforts were sufficient to defer the passing of the ordinance regulating medical marijuana in Broward County.  Thanks to public comments and Ms. Contreras speech items 74, 75 and 76 were deferred for a later time. 

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Miami Beach: Only 2 Locations for Dispensaries are Viable

 

Miami Beach: Only 2 Locations for

Dispensaries are Viable

The Planning Board for the City of Miami Beach made its recommendations to the City Commission regarding the ordinance regulating Medical Marijuana.

On February 28, 2017, GreenAcre’s Vice President, Sabina Contreras, attended the Miami Beach Planning Board Meeting. Ms. Contreras was the only person to speak on the record on behalf of investors that want an open market in the state of Florida and in Miami Beach. Ms. Contreras expressed to the Planning Board how they are contributing in closing the market for the current “7” licensees in the state of Florida. She also expressed how the Ordinance benefits only the “7” licensees, leaving no access whatsoever to any qualified investor that desires to own a dispensary in Miami Beach. Ms. Contreras was interrupted several times by the Board. She criticized how the Board cares more about the parking fees and impact fees for the dispensaries than the access that has to be guaranteed to patients. The City of Miami Beach plans to have the Ordinance ready by May, they expressed their desire that the Ordinance become enforceable the same month. According to Ms. Contreras this is not fair because qualified investors are not part of the formula nor even considered. Ms. Contreras is concerned that investors from outside the state and outside Miami Beach are the ones lobbying and securing locations in Miami Beach. Additionally, the city lowered the number of locations. In January, the Commission was open to the idea of allowing 5 dispensaries, and by the end of February only 2 are viable because the Mid-Beach location is impracticable.

Click here for access to Ms. Contreras Speech before the Planning Board.

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Ms. Contreras listening to the lobbyist for Knox Medical, Winter Gardens, FL.

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Rolando Vazquez, Esq., was invited to give a seminar on Cannabis Business Law at STU School of Law.

Rolando Vazquez, Esq., was invited to give a seminar on Cannabis Business Law at STU School of Law.

On February 2nd, 2017, Attorney Rolando Vazquez, President of GreenAcre Consulting Team, gave a seminar over cannabis businesses to law students. The discussion entailed the formation of GreenAcre Consulting Team, LLC., and the issues GreenAcre solve for their clients who operate in the heavily regulated cannabis industry.

Professor Marcia Narine Weldon, a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law, formally invited Mr. Vazquez. She teaches, researches and writes on civil procedure, business associations, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate social responsibility, legal ethics, the intersection of business and human rights, and employment law. Professor Narine earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University.

Professor Marcia Narine Weldon’s students listened to Mr. Vazquez’s presentation and at the end they were able to ask questions. The seminar was a great opportunity for law students to receive insight about the newest industry in Florida. Students will use Mr. Vazquez’s seminar to create a company and navigate it through complex legal issues that arise when dealing with a cannabis venture.

Mr. Vazquez is deemed the cannabis consultant pioneer in Florida.

 

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GreenAcre’s Vice President, Sabina Contreras, was present at the Roundtable Discussion with Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues and Chairman Travis Cummings.

GreenAcre’s Vice President, Sabina Contreras, was present at the Roundtable Discussion with Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues and Chairman Travis Cummings.

The event took place on February 3rd, 2017, at Greenspoon Marder in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Gerry Greenspoon gave the opening remarks, followed by a Q&A with Majority Leader Rodriguez and Chairman Cummings. The event was helpful to the attendants giving a better perspective of the current and future changes on the Medical Marijuana Program in Florida. The event had the participation of Florida for Care and the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation.

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At event also attended Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., Ms. Murray is the General Counsel of Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana. Ms Murray is a civil law attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, and Adair, LLP.  Ms. Murray advocates for diversity in the Medical Marijuana Industry. 

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Ms. Scheril Murray Powel, Esq., and Sabina Contreras 

 


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Donations to Florida for Care are strongly recommended

Florida for Care advocates for the implementation of a strong, well-regulated, Florida medical marijuana system under Amendment 2. Florida for Care believes that Florida has the opportunity to set the standard for what a state medical marijuana system should look like and how it can function most effectively. Please contact Mr. Eric Stevens at eric@floridaforcare.org for more information on how you can contribute.


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The city of Hollywood passed the ordinance regulating Medical Marijuana, GreenAcre’s Vice President the only one able to speak on the record.

The city of Hollywood passed the ordinance regulating Medical Marijuana, GreenAcre’s Vice President the only one able to speak on the record.

On February 1st, 2017, GreenAcre’s Vice President, Sabina Contreras, attended Hollywood’s City Commission Meeting. Ms. Contreras was the only person to speak on the record regarding item 19 on the agenda. Ms. Contreras expressed that the city of Hollywood needs to allow for more than 2 dispensaries.
The city of Hollywood passed the ordinance, but only GreenAcre’s Vice President was able to place on the record that Hollywood’s Commissioners will consider an amendment to the ordinance if there is a high demand of patients. GreenAcre is fighting for an open market so that clients and potential clients can freely apply for licenses in the state of Florida.

Click here for access to Hollywood’s Ordinance on Medical Marijuana. 

 


 

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Donations to Florida for Care are strongly recommended

Florida for Care advocates for the implementation of a strong, well-regulated, Florida medical marijuana system under Amendment 2. Florida for Care believes that Florida has the opportunity to set the standard for what a state medical marijuana system should look like and how it can function most effectively. Please contact Mr. Eric Stevens at eric@floridaforcare.org for more information on how you can contribute.

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GreenAcre’s President criticized Florida’s current Medical Marijuana Program before the Florida House of Representatives.

GreenAcre’s President criticized Florida’s current Medical Marijuana Program before the Florida House of Representatives.

 

On January 11th, 2017, the Health Quality Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives held the first meeting for 2017.  The meeting entailed presentations and a panel discussion on Medical Cannabis. The panel discussion involved Christian Bax, Director of the Office of Compassionate Use, Florida Department of Health; Bertha Madras, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School; and Sue Sisley, MD, Scottsdale Research Institute LLC.

At the end of the meeting, with less than 10 minutes, Representative Pigman opened the floor for public comments. Only 3 people gave public testimony, Mr. Rolando Vazquez, Esq., President of GreenAcre Consulting Team, was the last person to be recognized by the Committee, and the only person from Florida to give public testimony.

Mr. Rolando Vazquez, stated the following:

“There are some issues I see under the current Medical Marijuana Program. An issue of safety currently exists, those who have the ability to cultivate and process also have the ability to test their own product. There is clearly a conflict of interest here. Out of respect for patients and to error on the side of safety, this should not be allowed. There is also an issue with reliability, 7 suppliers in the State will not cover the demands under the new law. We have 20 million constituents. States with 5 million or less have hundreds to thousands of suppliers. The 7 suppliers simply will not cut it. There is also an issue with affordability, 7 suppliers for a State of 20 million constituents is tantamount to a monopoly. Under a monopoly you get high prices and poor quality. Florida needs to provide safe, reliable and affordable access to Medical Marijuana. My end point is that Florida needs to embrace an Open Market and those who cultivate and process should not be allowed to test their own material.”

Mr. Vazquez’s intentions are clear from his testimony. He is fighting for more cannabis licenses to become available. Moreover, those who secure licenses to cultivate, process and distribute should have no ability to test their own material.  Ergo, the state of Florida needs to create separate licenses for lab testing facilities.

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Sue Sisley, MD, Scottsdale Research Institute LLC and Rolando Vazquez, Esq., GreenAcre Consulting Team.

 

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Rolando Vazquez, Esq., and Representative Pigman, Chair of the Health Quality Subcommittee for the Florida House of Representatives.

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GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez, Esq., recognized as the First Medical Cannabis Consultant to visit Belize.

GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez, Esq., recognized as the First Medical Cannabis Consultant to visit Belize.

On December 7th, 2016, GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez, Esq., received a recognition letter from the Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, in partnership with the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  Mr. Vazquez’s visit to the country served to educate Belizean officials on how to regulate a Medical Cannabis Industry.  Mr. Vazquez’s legal theory and cannabis industry knowledge is essential for the future development of the Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Industry in Belize.   GreenAcre is in preparation for the 2017 Trade Mission to Belize.  GreenAcre will help the Government of Belize transition from a non-existing market to a fully regulated market.   

The letter received on December 7th, 2016, reads as follow: 

[BACC]

[Belize American Chamber of Commerce]

December 7, 2016

To Whom It May Concern:

Dear Mr. Rolando Vazquez, Esq.

On behalf of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCOF) in partnership with the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) under the auspices of some relative Government Officials on attendance, we thank you for your Medical Cannabis Seminar, delivered at our annual Outbound Trade Mission in March 2016.

GreenAcre Consulting Team is the first and only consultancy firm to have presented a seminar over such topic. Your knowledge in the area of Cannabis, Law, and Business is exceptional. What is more impressive is that you found where these three (3) perspectives come together to create a regulated Cannabis Industry.  An unanimous consensus among the audience in attendance was that no one had ever heard of this approach to a regulated cannabis industry anywhere!

We are most confident that your unique legal theory in the cannabis industry will be heard globally. Your return in 2017 has already created excitement among officials and our country’s major investors. When the time comes to regulate Industrial Hemp and Medical Cannabis in Belize, GreenAcre Consulting Team will be the consultancy firm of choice. 

Thank you!

Respectfully yours,

s/s Michael D Young

Michael D Young, MS

Executive Director

CC: Ms. Yorshabell Cattouse, BCCI

 

Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida

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Medical Cannabis Consultant

Medical Cannabis Consultant