October 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 | Monday October 23, 2017
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Sun Valley Certification Clinic has turned the once grueling process of getting a medical marijuana card into a clinical and professional experience. 

“Our facilities operate, look and smell like a family doctor’s office, with a team of physicians and medical staff onsite at each of our locations five to six days a week,” notes Dustin Klein

In my last article, Medical Marijuana in the Hospital Setting: Are You Ready, I discussed topics that should be considered when drafting a medical marijuana compliance policy for the institutional setting. Subsequent to the publication of my last article, the legislature, with the approval of Governor Rick Scott, passed Florida Senate Bill 8A (the “Bill”). 

While Canada’s medical marijuana industry is leading the global movement, marijuana producers in the country have their sights set on the United States market.

The legal cannabis industry represents a great and profitable opportunity. Unfortunately, the lack of information available has made it difficult for investors to know what is of value and should be avoided.

The future of cannabis medicine is here. On November 8th, 2016 Florida passed Amendment 2. Also known as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 2 aims to alleviate those suffering from debilitating conditions such as Glaucoma, Cancer, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS

Investors are rarely presented with the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an industry poised to see incremental revenue growth for decades to come. The last time investors had this opportunity was during the tech boom, which created countless millionaires.

Well, it took the Florida Legislature several tries to enact legislation reflecting the public’s will concerning the use of medical marijuana in this state. However, during the Special Session held in June, the 2017 Florida Legislature appears to have accomplished this objective. Before discussing what happened earlier this year, it is helpful to recall how it evolved.

Until 1942 physicians could write prescriptions for marijuana. Today, 75 years later, that same prescription is illegal under both Florida and Federal Law.(1) With the implementation of Amendment 2, Florida-licensed physicians are permitted to certify qualifying patients for medical marijuana use(2), yet most physicians are conservatively cautious for fear of legal repercussions.

On November 8, 2016, the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization initiative went into effect, acknowledging medical cannabis as a treatment option for qualifying patients, under the care of a physician. 

With the passing of Florida’s Amendment 2 (the approval of medical marijuana) by 71% of Florida voters, we can expect a substantial increase in the number of patients certified to use medical marijuana in hospitals.

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