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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 

 

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GreenAcre helps the homeless community of Brickell

GreenAcre helps the homeless community of Brickell

GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez and his new assistant Gus, shared moments of this Christmas’ Eve with the homeless community in Brickell.  

GreenAcre’s tremendous success ignited a sense of responsibility to give back to the community and share the wealth.  Mr. Vazquez aimed to express the very spirit of the company, illustrating that the company believes that it is about the community and the people in need.  Rolando stated, “Our company is about compassion and humbleness.”  GreenAcre’s Team prepared meals for the homeless and personally delivered the food to them.

 

Here are some pictures of the special moments on this Christmas’ Eve

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Rolando Vazquez sharing Christmas’ Eve with the Homeless Community 

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Rolando Vazquez and his assistant Gus 

 

 

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Preview of GreenAcre’s Most Recent Medical Cannabis Project

Preview of GreenAcre’s Most Recent Medical Cannabis Project 

GreenAcre’s Team is pleased to share a preview of our most recent project in Broward County. 

GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez is currently consulting for a few clients in Broward County.  One particular project covers an area of 20,000 square feet.  The area’s size is convenient enough to have a cultivation and processing site.  GreenAcre is currently working together with a builder from Colorado, who has the expertise and the wherewithal to develope growing facilities.  Moreover, GreenAcre also has the best connections with master growers.  Any resource needed for a cannabis project is channeled in from the GreenAcre network.  We encourage all interested investors to act now, since Florida is moving and growing fast. 

Broward County’s Medical Cannabis 

Broward County is getting ready for the Industry.  On December 6th 2016, the Broward County Commissioners’ meeting through a motion to direct, instructed the Office of the County Attorney to draft an ordinance amending the zoning code to add new provisions to regulate medical cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing. The motion to direct affects GreenAcre’s projects in Broward County within Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9.

GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience for 2017

The year of 2017 looks promising for GreenAcre, our team will be traveling to Colorado for our third GreenAcre Experience. This time, GreenAcre will interview master growers from Colorado for a few of their current cultivation projects. GreenAcre Experience is a concept created to help investors to have first hand knowledge of the industry and preview the investment they are about to make. GreenAcre’s network is vast and aims to connect investors with the professionals in the Cannabis Industry. Please check the information for our first Colorado experience here.


This is a sneak peek of our latest location in Broward County,  GreenAcre wants the cannabis market to be open and accessible for investors of all levels. GreenAcre’s Team provides the tools for success. 

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GreenAcre’s President and Colorado Builder

 

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GreenAcre’s Project in Broward County

 

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GreenAcre’s Project in Broward County

 

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GreenAcre’s President with Investors for one of their Broward County Projects!


 

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Latest News in the Cannabis Industry [First Week of December 2016]

Latest News in the Cannabis Industry  [First Week of December 2016]

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Medical Cannabis Inhaler, manufactured in Israel.

The giants pharmaceutical companies in Israel, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Syqe Medical, created the first inhaler that will meet the requirements established by the Health Ministry in Israel. The whole purpose of allowing access to Medical Cannabis is as a last resort after failure of traditional medicine. Why after their failure does Israel allows the pharmaceutical companies to develop this product? It looks as if Israel wants the pharmaceuticals to control the monopoly over Medical Cannabis.

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With the current law
Who can grow and sell Medical Cannabis in Florida?

Personal growing of Cannabis is not allow under Amendment 2.
Florida law created the so called “Compassion Centers.” At these centers patients have access to medical cannabis. It is up to the Department of Health and the Legislators in Tallahassee to make a decision on how Cannabis will be cultivated. Currently, Florida has six dispensaries with a license to grow, process and distribute Medical Cannabis.
The key question is: If Florida’s law will allow growers to apply for an integrated license to grow, process and sell Medical Cannabis. Will the State of Florida allow more nurseries than the ones already in function?
There are a lot of questions and speculations concerning this subject. Floridians will have to wait until June 3rd 2017, to get their answers after the Department of Health publishes the regulations.

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Medical Cannabis could improved your sexual health.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, published a new study on the effects of Medical Cannabis to treat patients with sexual dysfunctions.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), has illustrated how cannabis could potentially help to treat sexual dysfunctions, considering the inefficiency of current pharmacological treatment.
Click here to have access to the study.

 

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Oregon changes its Lab Testing Rules for Cannabis Products.

The Oregon Health Authority, has changed some of the rules regarding the lab testing on the cannabis products.
The State of Oregon updated its laws in order to help make their cannabis lab testing facilities operate efficiently. The issue is that there are few labs testing facilities, which must follow rigorous standards. This in turn has caused huge backlog in getting the products on the market. This issue has negatively impacted all patients, cultivators, processors and retailers. The state of Oregon seems to have found a resolution. Only time will tell!

 

Do you want to Invest in the
Regulated Cannabis Industry?

+1 888 428 3260

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www.greenacreteam.com

GreenAcre Consulting Team
Ultimate Cannabis Consultants

Latest News in the Cannabis Industry [First Week of December 2016]

Latest News in the Cannabis Industry [First Week of December 2016]

Latest News in the Cannabis Industry [First Week of December 2016]

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Rolando Vazquez, Esq., attended the event “What is Next for Legalization in Florida”

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Rolando Vazquez, Esq., attended the event

“What is Next for Legalization in Florida”

Delray Beach – December 1, 2016

Rolando Vazquez, Esq., President of GreenAcre Consulting Team, attended the event “What is Next for Legalization in Florida” with Michael Minardi, Esq.  The event took place in Delray Beach, hosted by Candice A. Marschke, Chairman of Women Grow.  At the event the attendees had the opportunity to network with professionals in the Cannabis Industry.  Attorney Michael Minardi, informed the audience about the legal projections and what to expect in Florida.  

Mr. Robert Friedman, Director of Legal Learning Series, was present at the event.  Rolando Vazquez, Esq., had the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Friedman in the creation of “The Cannabis Lab.”  LAB stands for Law, Accounting and Business. The Cannabis LAB primary focus is professional services, including: business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, financial services, accounting, law and others.  Rolando Vazquez, Esq., is excited of being part of this initiative, bringing together the professional world to the Cannabis Industry.  As a Project Manager, Attorney and Cannabis Consultant, Mr. Vazquez will help the LAB in various areas.   We look forward to celebrate with Mr. Friedman at the Legal Learning Series Holiday Party on December 7th 2016. 

Ms. Candice A. Marschke, was hosting the event, Chairman of Women Grow Chapter of South Florida.  Women Grow was founded in 2014 in Denver, CO.  Created to connect essential and key participants and leaders in the Cannabis Industry.  Women Grow is responsible of creating community programs and private events for business executives. We look forward to participate in the next event on January 5th 2017,South Florida Women Grow Signature Networking Event.”  

Rolando Vazquez, Esq., also had the opportunity to orient potential investors on the industry landscape.  Many of the audience members and attendees shared their interest and intentions on investing resources in the Regulated Cannabis Industry in Florida.  The event was a great platform for the attendees to be inform and stay involve with the daily changes in the Cannabis Industry.  It was also a great event for Mr. Rolando Vazquez, Esq., to expand his connections and advice new investors in the Industry. 

GreenAcre’s Team is continuously working in connecting with the best professionals in the Cannabis Industry, it is not an easy task, but GreenAcre’s President, Rolando Vazquez, Esq., has successfully strengthen GreenAcre’s reputation in the Cannabis Industry.  

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GreenAcre Proposes MMJ Dispensary in North Miami Beach

GreenAcre attended the Russian-American chamber of commerce event, where we discussed the possibility of opening up medical marijuana dispensaries in North Miami Beach (NMB) with the mayor of that municipality. Sabina Contreras was present at the event.

In addition to having discussions with local business owners and political candidates, an open conversation was held with George Vallejo, the Mayor of NMB. The Mayor was very responsive to the ideas our company brought up. The main positive factor of having MMJ dispensaries in NMB is the increase in property value and access to holistic medicine. Often times, only people in their mid 40s and up can afford such an investment. However, as statistics show, that segment of population is more prone to have qualifying medical conditions to allow access to medical marijuana.

Placing a dispensary in NMB will bring the needed relief to the patients and likely have positive effects on the economy of the municipality overall. The Mayor agreed with GreenAcre’s position. Soon the Mayor promised to hold a meeting to discuss local ordinances to allow medical marijuana in the city.

After the referendum in November of 2016, Florida will have to set up a fully blown medical marijuana industry with many opportunities for businesses.  Counties and cities will have local power to allow or ban activities that deal with medical marijuana and secondary markets.  GreenAcre is actively participating in all political movements in this field to ensure the proper level of education of the local politicians.  Many factors should be analyzed before local government makes decision on such serious issue as medical marijuana within its borders.  GreenAcre stands for the highest standards and heavy regulations on the industry so all three main components–government, community, investors–work in harmony.  As to the date, less than 2 months are left before historical decision.