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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.

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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

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

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. 

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GreenAcre’s Upcoming Events and Last Week Events

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.

Upcoming Events

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 for more information.

GreenAcre’s Colorado Experience #1

Last Week Events

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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. 


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 Project in Broward County



GreenAcre’s Project in Broward County



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”


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.  



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






Coral Springs puts moratorium on medical marijuana centers