Medical Marijuana Laws

A vote on November 4th will determine the fate of a medical marijuana program in Florida.  The initiative would allow certain people with qualifying conditions to register for a medical marijuana identification card from the Florida Department of Health. Supporters are actively canvassing friends and neighbors to get out the vote and polls are showing their efforts are working. It will take 60% of the voters to pass the initiative. If successful, William Roelke is ready and able to assist with anyone looking to enter the market in providing these medical services.

JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWYER

Jacksonville marijuana lawyer William Roelke is closely watching the vote for medical cannabis, and is ready to go to work for those wanting to enter the market. As experience has shown in other medical marijuana states, there are many ways to run afoul of government agencies when applying for a business permit. Compliance is extremely important, and having legal counsel as you being your business can make the difference between owning a successful enterprise and facing jail time.

Call today at 904-354-0333 to schedule a consultation. William Roelke has spent years as a criminal defense attorney, but also has hands-on experience in creating a medical business as a founding member of a biotechnology start-up that has since been purchased by pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squibb.


COMPLIANCE WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS REGULATION

Unlike many states, the Florida law would prevent home cultivation of marijuana plants. Every patient would need to get their legal supply of medical marijuana from a treatment center. The potential business in Florida is a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs, and with competent legal counsel, entering the market can be much more straightforward.

Within six months of the law’s passage, the Florida Department of Health will produce a regulatory framework for growers and distributors. William Roelke will advise you how to remain in compliance with local and state regulations. Public and agency attention will be firmly fixed on medical marijuana treatment centers in order to ensure profits or products do not venture into the wrong hands.

The amendment stipulates that medical marijuana patients and distributors are still subject to federal law, which lists marijuana as a Schedule I substance. The Justice Department has issued memos providing some guidance on how to operate a marijuana business without alarming federal agents. Additionally, the department released a memo to banks about marijuana deposit accounts. No federal law has been set in stone, however, and the risk for business owners is unclear.

Qualifying conditions covered in the bill include cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS, ALS, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. You can read the full amendment language here.


FINDING THE BEST DUVAL COUNTY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CANNABIS LAWYER

Call William Roelke at 904-354-0333 if you are considering entering the medical marijuana industry in Florida. Attorney William Roelke can be your single source of information for compliance law at the local and state level for forming medical marijuana regulations. As you focus on your business operations, you will have an advocate researching the necessary steps to be the first on the scene in the marijuana industry.

Reach out to us today at 904-354-0333 for a free consultation as you research entering the medical marijuana market in the Jacksonville area, including Duval County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, and Clay County.

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