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Application Process for Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) in Florida

 

Application Process for Medical

Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) in Florida

In Florida, the application for a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) was released on September 19th, 2017. Licensed medical marijuana treatment centers are authorized to cultivate, process, transport and dispense medical marijuana. MMTC’s are the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense and deliver medical marijuana to qualified patients and legal representatives. Some areas in the application are exactly the same as the Low THC application. Nonetheless, the application has its differences. One important difference is the page count limit imposed on the new applicants. This requirement limits the applicant’s ability to illustrate their uniqueness, creativeness and capabilities, amongst other trades and characteristics. 

Applicants must submit a non-refundable check of $60,830.00, which is an increase from the previous application fee of $60,063.00. Further, the program changed its name to The Office of Medical Marijuana Use, previously known as the Office of Compassionate Use. Tiebreaker language was also included in the application. Certified financials, business structure, diversity plan and accountability-operations, seem to be of paramount concern to the DOH, since these areas will determine the tie breaker in the event two candidates score the same.

Floridian entrepreneurs now have a cannabis investment opportunity, where before they had to be willing to invest in another state. But what should a potential investor look for in an investment opportunity? “When kicking the tires,” an investor should assess the board of directors, shareholders, and employees.

On a final note, some investors do not know the important differences between the low THC application and the current application process under Senate Bill 8A. Some of the applicants are confused as to the applicable rules. We strongly recommend that investors hire expert cannabis consultants for the application process. GreenAcre Consulting Team is the leading consulting firm in Florida for the Cannabis Industry.

Thank you,

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GreenAcre Once Again Ahead of the Game – A Special Session on MMJ Happened Against All Odds

GreenAcre Once Again Ahead of the Game –
A Special Session on MMJ Happened Against All Odds

In May of 2017, the Florida Legislature failed to reach an agreement on how to implement the State’s new Medical Marijuana Program, but this past Tuesday night an agreement between the House and Senate would continue this discussion during this week’s special session.

During the regular session, differences in opinion over a few fundamental elements found within the medical marijuana bill precluded the agreement from materializing. According to several sources, including the Miami Herald, those differences seem to have been resolved.

As GreenAcre predicted in early May, the latest bill agreed on 10 new vertically integrated licenses. Out of the 10 new licenses, 5 would be reserved for the second place applicants of the States “Charlotte’s Web” application process, where applicants applied in one of five regions. One license would be available for a group of farmers, which the State of Florida deems a minority group. Additionally, the Department of Health is required to extend preference on up to two licenses to facilities that are, or were in the industry of processing, concentrating, or canning, citrus fruit or citrus molasses.

The bill further expresses that four licenses will be issued for every 100,000 patients who are registered on the States medical marijuana registry. Licensees will be capped at 25 dispensaries per license, and five additional dispensaries for every 100,000 registered patients. Said dispensary cap would sunset in 2020 in the event legislators fail to legislate otherwise.

The bill has no single line of reasoning and is clearly developed on the conglomeration of lobbying efforts supported by the wrong corporate dollars and Politian’s who put their financial endeavors before the needs of Florida patients. This bill is undoubtedly one of the worst pieces of medical marijuana legislations in the world, from an objective perspective.

From the above-mentioned legislative fiasco, one positive element shines through, that being that a few vertically integrated licenses will be available. Now it’s time for those well seasoned canna-entrepreneurs to come into the Florida market and show the current players how the game is played.

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The Legality of the Medical Marijuana Program in Florida

 

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)

The 5 Necessary Elements When Opening a Marijuana Dispensary

The 5 Necessary Elements When Opening a Marijuana Dispensary

If you are reading this article more than likely is because you or somebody you know is interested in opening a marijuana dispensary. The Cannabis Industry is a challenging one and GreenAcre will help you through the process of applying, staying compliant and thriving in the Industry.

A Consulting Firm, an Insider in the Industry

You need guidance in this industry! Many professionals claim to have knowledge, but most are outsiders. They might have business knowledge, but not cannabuisiness knowledge. We always tell our clients, you are not opening a restaurant. You are dealing with a medicine that is Federally a scheduled 1 substance, according to the Controlled Substance Act. A great consultant will know the best industry practices and will possess key political connections. Corollary, GreenAcre is well connected not only in the cannabis industry, but also politically.

A Business Plan, the Heart of your Application

A comprehensive Business Plan is key to success in the Cannabis Industry. The Business plan will essentially be your application for the state license. Moreover, you will need the business plan when you look to raise capital for you CannaVenture. GreenAcre will develop your Business Plan. The Business Plan can be modified later to apply in any other state where Marijuana is legal, or becomes legal.

A lawyer, Who Can Also be Your Consultant

Cannabis Laws vary from state to state, county to county, and change constantly. You need an attorney to keep you in compliance with local and state regulations. A lawyer can also be helpful when it comes to reviewing contracts and securing property. It is a plus if your lawyer is also a cannabis consultant.

Funding, the Muscle of the Operation

Applying for a license and opening a dispensary facility can be costly. Whether you are a solo investor, a group of investors or you are seeking investment, a CannaVenture is a huge financial undertaking. You need to “put your numbers together first,” to be sure you have enough resources for your project. Also keep in mind that, the failure rate in the Cannabis Industry is at 44% within the first 4 years. If you are looking for investors, GreenAcre will connect you with investors in the Industry. If you are looking to invest, GreenAcre has access to the best projects available in the Industry, globally.

An Accountant, compliance with the Federal Government

You need an accountant, period. The accountant works together with your consultant in the creation of your Business Plan, and in case you are seeking investors. Moreover, they need to keep you compliant with the tax code 280E and other relevant tax implications. GreenAcre’s network has the most qualified consultants in the 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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How Medical Marijuana and The Second Amendment Collide: State v. Federal Law

How Medical Marijuana and The Second Amendment Collide: State v. Federal Law

By: Danielle DeMahy

There are twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. that legally allow the use of marijuana in some form, eight of which even allow recreational use. There are many disregarded health benefits that come with medical marijuana, such as reducing seizures or symptoms of cancer, decreasing anxiety, slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, reducing multiple sclerosis pain, and many other conditions.[1] States throughout the U.S. are slowly starting to see the increasing value in medical marijuana, thus implementing laws to support it.

In September 2011, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) released an open letter after receiving numerous inquiries concerning state authorized medical marijuana and Federal firearms laws. The letter stated, “there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law.”[2] According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, which is the class with the highest “potential for abuse and potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence.”[3]

When a person seeks to purchase a firearm, they are required to fill out the ATF’s Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473. Included in this form is question 11(e), which asks the purchaser if they are “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”[4] In 2017 a revision of the form was put in place which included a warning to potential purchasers explaining that even if marijuana is “legalized or decriminalized” for recreational or medical use in the state of residence, it still remains unlawful under Federal law. This means if you answered yes to question 11(e), you were prohibited by Federal law to purchase a firearm.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a person’s right to bear arms for security purposes.[5] Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that banning medical marijuana users from purchasing firearms does not violate their Second Amendment rights.[6] The court further explained that the purchaser could have accumulated legal firearms prior to acquiring her medical marijuana card (“Card”), and the ATF Open Letter and Federal laws would not impede her rights to retain possession of her firearms. On the other hand, she could purchase firearms and exercise her Second Amendment right at any time if she relinquished her Card, “thereby demonstrating to a firearms dealer that there is no reasonable cause to believe she is an unlawful drug user.”[7] The court’s questionable rationale is illustrated when it stated “it is beyond dispute that illegal drug users, including marijuana users, are likely, as a consequence of such use, to experience altered or impaired mental states that affect their judgment and that can lead to irrational or unpredictable behavior”[8]

Federal law criminalizes the possession or receiving of a firearm by a person addicted to a controlled substance or an unlawful drug user.[9] This law brings conflict to those who have been issued a valid Card and those same individuals who also choose to exercise their right to bear arms. Under some circumstances, they must choose either their health or their safety. This notion that substance use increases unpredictable behavior is fundamentally flawed.

In an interview, the authors of the book Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know compared this notion with cigarette smokers and alcohol. They explained that smoking alone certainly does not result in crime, but within the population of smokers there is a likelihood to find people participating in illegal behavior. Further, there is an alarming amount of evidence which shows a correlation between “alcohol intoxication and pharmacologically induced violent crimes.”[10] However, “[t]here is little direct association between marijuana or opiate use and violent crimes . . . it is also possible that for some would-be offenders, the pharmacological effect of certain drugs . . . may actually reduce violent tendencies.”[11]

Card hopefuls must go through a series of requirements before being issued a valid license. Each state has their own set procedure, for example, in Florida although the new laws are not set in place until June 2017, they list qualification requirements to obtain a Card. Among those qualifications, patients must obtain legitimate medical records from their primary care physician accurately describing the diagnosis; the patient must have been diagnosed by a doctor as having a debilitating medical condition; and upon receiving the Card, the patient must register with the Florida Department of Health.[12]

Individuals who will be able to obtained a Card are those with serious medical conditions, not just every person who desires one. To allow individuals to keep their firearms after they acquire a Card, but prohibit them from purchasing firearms after they acquire a Card is inconsistent. Using the court’s reasoning, what makes a person less irrational or unpredictable when having the firearm before obtaining a card? Now that medicinal marijuana is being legalized across the country, the Second Amendment must be applied consistently. The Federal Government must acknowledge the states that have legalized medicinal marijuana and properly categorize the individuals with a Card as lawful users.

[1] See Jennifer Welsh & Kevin Loria, 23 Health Benefits of Marijuana, Bus. Insider (Apr. 20, 2014, 3:03 PM), http://www.businessinsider.com/health-benefits-of-medical-marijuana-2014-4/#c-slows-the-progression-of-alzheimers-disease-7.

[2] Arthur Herbert, Open Letter to All Federal Firearms Licensees, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (Sept. 21, 2011), https://www.atf.gov/file/60211/download.

[3] See Drug Scheduling, U.S. Drug Enf’t Admin, https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml (last visited Jan. 28, 2017).

[4] Firearms Transaction Record, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/4473-part-1-firearms-transaction-record-over-counter-atf-form-53009/download (revised Oct. 2016).

[5] See U.S. Const. amend. II.

[6] See Wilson v. Lynch, 835 F.3d 1083 (9th Cir. 2016).

[7] See id. at 1093.

[8] Id. at 1094 (emphasis added).

[9] See 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (2016).

[10] Christopher Ingraham, Why Medical Marijuana Patients Can’t Buy Guns, The Wash. Post (Sept. 7, 2016), https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/07/why-medical-marijuana-patients-cant-buy-guns/?utm_term=.d039466fe50d.

[11] Supra note 9.

[12] See Florida Medical Marijuana Qualification, Marijuana Drs., https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/FL/qualification (last visited Jan. 28, 2016).

 

 


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Danielle K. DeMahy
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2018
St. Thomas University School of Law
St. Thomas Law Review, Staff Editor

Ms. Danielle DeMahy is a Juris Doctor Candidate for May 2018 at St. Thomas Law School.  As a 2L, Ms. DeMahy  became interested in the Cannabis and Medical Marijuana subject while taking the course “Legal Issues for Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses” at Saint Thomas University School of Law.  During the course Ms. DeMahy had to represent the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary going through the logistics and legal issues of starting a company in the Medical Marijuana Industry.

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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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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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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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Another City in Florida denies patients access to Medical Marijuana

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Another City in Florida denies patients access to Medical Marijuana

Coral Springs adds its name to the list of cities in the State of Florida that placed “moratorium” laws for Medical Cannabis.

        Floridians approved Amendment 2 with 71% of votes.  Yet, cities and counties are now placing “moratoriums” to “analyze the impact of cannabis” in their communities and allowing themselves time to organize appropriately.  The city of Coral Springs placed a moratorium for a period of 180 days regarding cannabis laws.  According with the city’s memorandum released, the period of 180 days is necessary to analyze the impact on the city’s regular activities (welfare, economic, community, crime and services.)  

        The reasons provided not only by Coral Springs, but also by Deerfield Beach, Delray, Boca Raton and Hallandale Beach, seem to be reasonable. However, it cannot be denied that these “moratoriums” give an objective perception that Medical Cannabis patients are going to be affected directly and imminently.  In fact, the community and patients are concerned and panicking over these moratoriums. According with the text and spirit of “Amendment 2,” the Department of Health has until June 3rd of 2017, to publish the regulations for access to Medical Cannabis.  Even when the laws are promulgated, it will take months before cannabis ventures receive state approved licenses and those same ventures will take even more time to become operational. As such, Medical Cannabis supporters must take into account that Florida will not have a fully operational Medical Cannabis Industry until mid-2018.  Moreover, another angle to consider is that some of the moratoriums placed by the cities mentioned above will end before June 3rd, 2017. The others will end before the commencement of 2018. Therefore, at the moment these moratoriums are not really affecting the advancement of the Florida Medical Cannabis Industry.  

        The government must respect that over 6.4 million of Floridians voted in favor of Medical Cannabis.  These same constituents will not allow the state and local government to deny them access to it. The community will stay involved and informed on the issue, since citizens have control over their government, which is the true nature of a democracy.  

        Again, do not forget that Amendment 2 was a request by the citizens of Florida. The state and local government will ultimately have no choice but to offer some sort of access to the medicine.  State and local government will also have to succumb to the reality that Floridians will vote in favor of “Adult Use” in 2018.  This assertion is supported by the fact that no other state has legalized Medical Cannabis by such a large margin of votes.  In sum, Floridians love and need their Cannabis, and will not be denied safe and reliable access to it! 

 

Rolando Vazquez, Esq.
GreenAcre Consulting Team

 

 

 

 

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Coral Springs puts moratorium on medical marijuana centers

In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants are seen nearly ready for harvest at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Dr. Bodo Schneider, a physician accused of charging patients for marijuana recommendations without a legitimate doctor-patient relationship, could lose his license in a case critics say highlights the state's strict enforcement. His case came before an administrative law judge Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

After Amendment 2: How to Choose a Cannabis Consultant


After Amendment 2: How to Choose a Cannabis Consultant

Amendment 2 passed in Florida, more than 6.000.000.00 constituents voted YES ON 2.  This is the beginning of the journey in Florida.  Many investors are ready, calling and searching for “cannabis consultants” and “cannabis lawyers,” everybody wants to be part of this industry, everybody is talking about “Medical Cannabis.”

It is important for investors to understand the Cannabis Industry is not an industry for everyone, there is a lot of competition.  The application will be assessed on a merit based system, meaning that only the best applications with the best resumes and business plan will get approved.  If you are an investor ready to invest in this industry you also need to be ready to invest in the best Cannabis Consultants.

How do you know who is the best Cannabis Consultant?

Do your research, find out who they are and how well they are known in the industry. Every one can claim to be a consultant but only few can called themselves true “Cannabis Consultants.”  GreenAcre Consulting Team specializes in the Cannabis Industry, this is what we do.  We have the connections and relations with the most qualified professionals in the industry.  Be aware, this is a new industry that attracts questionable people to take advantage of investors.  Do your due diligence, if your consultant is also an attorney look it up online, you can have access to every Bar Association in the United States.  The same applies if your consultant is a professional in another area.  GreenAcre Consulting Team acts as your “project manager,” we specialized in every aspect of the process, such as; application assistance, business plans, compliance with state and local rules, local marketing, cultivation techniques, master growers, bud-tenders, realtors, surveyors, commercial real estate attorneys, planning and zoning attorneys, architects, and many more.  You need attorneys to orient you on the legal aspects, but you also need consultants.  For that reason GreenAcre is the best alternative because we are both.  The president is also a licensed attorney, and although GreenAcre is solely a consulting company, all clients with legal needs will be referred to Rolando Vazquez, PA., which a completely separate business entity.  GreenAcre will never asked to have ownership in your business like many consulting companies do and will.  We only seek to get your license approved, make your venture operational and keep you in compliance.   All our clientele is kept strictly confidential and if any conflict of interest arises, we will disclose it to our client. Your privacy is our priority.  GreenAcre is one of the only Cannabis Consulting Company with international recognition, we have educated the governments of Belize and Guyana on how to regulate their markets in the area of Hemp and Medical Marijuana. No other consulting company in the industry has our resume. We are the ultimate Cannabis Consultants.

Why a Cannabis Consultant is necessary?

A Cannabis consultant is not only necessary but fundamental for your business venture.  Numerous barriers and pit-falls exist in the industry, you need the guidance and support of knowledgeable professionals in the industry.  As consultants, GreenAcre’s Team has  dedicated years educating, networking and researching the Cannabis Industry. 

Is Florida a “Good Market”? 

Florida is expected to be the second biggest market in the United States of America.  Also, consider the fact that Florida has over 20 million constituents and welcomes over a 120 million visitors per year.  The Port of Miami known as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and the “Cargo Gateway of the Americas” has an economic annual impact in Miami of 18 billion.  Further, Floridians passed the medical marijuana initiative with 71% of the voters in favor of the industry, meaning Adult Use is just around the corner.  Need we say more?  

What about all the cities that recently have placed bans for the Medical Cannabis businesses? 

Investors DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, Pompano, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and Delray ARE PLACING TEMPORARY BANS FOR THE MEDICAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY.  The temporary bans will allow these cities to have time to properly enact the relevant zoning laws.  

 

Rolando Vazquez, Esq. 

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Sources

South Florida cities push pause on expansion of medical marijuana industry

Medical Marijuana Bans Are Popping Up In Florida

Miami Beach Considers Six-Month Medical Marijuana Ban

 

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