Florida has always been a fertile ground for medical marijuana. Even though it is populated by the elder part of the population, the support for medical marijuana in Florida will soon come to the test. In November, this issue is about to be put on the ballot and if the majority of people vote YES, then we might be dealing with another medical marijuana friendly state. Now, medical marijuana is big business, it is literally the most developing industry in the U.S. at the moment and it will continue to rise as the green wave sweeps across the country. Investors realized that Florida might get over 60% of affirmative marijuana votes on the ballot and because of that they are flocking to that state in order to be at the forefront of its medical marijuana movement.
As proof of their anticipation, eighteen medical marijuana companies have been registered in the state of Florida this year. Companies are lining up to take advantage of the possible medical marijuana explosion in Florida and who could blame them? After all, this is a business, not a charity and while it’s a bit optimistic to predict a positive outcome on the upcoming ballot, those whose predictions come to fruition will become pioneers in Florida’s medical marijuana industry. Specifically, we are talking about companies such as Medical Marijuana Brevard LLC, Medical Marijuana Business Lawyers LLC and Medical Marijuana Centers of Florida Inc.
While these predictions pose a certain risk (i.e. the ballot might not go through), we love how The Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center is taking advantage of these gold diggers by offering them courses and seminars in order to educate them on how to effectively swim in these medical marijuana waters. The courses and seminars will cover environmental regulations that will be of great value to processors, growers and retailers.
Ballot’s Positive Outcome
If the ballot goes through, it would regulate cultivations, sale, use and possession of medical marijuana only in treatment of specific medical conditions. Of course, in order to purchase it, you would have to have it prescribed by a physician. The founder of the above mentioned Center, Daniel Curits, says he is quite optimistic about the ballot and mentioned that the lawmakers are already drafting regulations in case the bill passes. If it does, then Florida will be facing a billion dollar industry and that’s what all the hoopla is about. The Office of Economic and Demographic Research of Florida predicts that up to 1.4 million people might qualify for consumption of medical marijuana and the courses at the Cannabis University of Florida in Tampa are practically sold out. The Cannabis Career Institute is also planning to offer courses in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. It looks like Florida is taking marijuana seriously and we can’t wait to see the end result.