April 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 10 | Thursday April 26, 2018
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Curaleaf is proud to announce that the company’s processing facility in Florida has earned their Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II certification with a score of “Excellent,” further proof that Curaleaf is delivering on its commitment to provide access to premium quality and reliable medical marijuana products for patients in Florida. 

As public support grows for the legalization of marijuana in the U.S. and Canada, mergers and acquisitions lawyers should be studying up now on the ins and outs of cannabis compliance. In the U.S., there are 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico, which have all legalized medical marijuana. 

For most NFL players, their careers are over by the age of 35. For running backs, the career span is even shorter, with most out of the league by the time they are 30. Many are left wondering what to do next.

On Friday, April 20, Surterra Wellness opened its new Miami Beach Wellness Center, Surterra’s take on a dispensary. The Miami Beach Wellness Center features an open and inviting space with a kitchen and garden, where the entire Surterra Wellness product lines are on display and available. Surterra CEO Jake Bergmann was also in attendance.

As Florida businesses begin to embrace the burgeoning cannabis industry, it’s important for owners to understand that even though they may already have liability insurance, it may not cover cannabis-related issues. Not only do those who produce and sell medical marijuana need to protect themselves, but so do companies that provide professional or consulting services.

Medical cannabis patients and businesses are protected from federal intervention after President Trump signed the country’s new spending bill into law Friday. The more than 2,200 page Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 included expanded language for medical cannabis and hemp production.

As corporate consultants, medical consultants, and more recently, as the founders of a company providing diagnostic testing services to physician offices in South Florida, Stephanie Curran and her fiancé saw several problems within the medical industry.

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy of refraining from prosecuting marijuana businesses and individual users in states that have legalized the drug for medicinal or recreational use. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this, calling the move a “return to the rule of law.”

Now that the state of Florida has legalized medical marijuana, many patients are using it to find relief from a number of conditions, including cancer, Crohn’s disease, PTSD and more. Despite this, there are still many people who could benefit from its use but who may not know how to get a physician’s recommendation or how to sign up on the state registry.

In Florida, medical marijuana is legal when used to treat the following conditions: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and chronic, nonmalignant pain, among a number of other ailments. Unfortunately, while many of the state’s veterans suffer from these disorders, 

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