Launch of Medical Marijuana Institute Attracts Investors Across South Florida As support for Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure surges, business leaders and entrepreneurs look to The Florida MMTC Institute for a clear path into the market.
MIAMI, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors seeking to enter Florida's nascent medical marijuana industry are signing up to attend The Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Institute's Regulatory Seminar scheduled for April 19, 2014 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown Miami.
The seminar will focus on the regulatory environment that will shape the market for growers, processors and retailers. Speakers Ben Pollara, Michael Grieco, Linda Held, Norm Kent and Dave McCullick will provide valuable insight on how to successfully open and operate a compliant medical marijuana business in Florida once the measure has passed.
The upcoming Regulatory Seminar is the first of many educational events to be offered this spring by The Florida MMTC Institute. Entrepreneurs and professionals will be able to choose from a selection of weekend seminars and semester courses, including Retail Dispensary Operations and Commercial Cultivation, to build their expertise as they prepare to enter the medical marijuana market.
The Florida MMTC Institute began when founder Daniel Curtis and his partners learned about the growing public support for medical marijuana in Florida and the plant's significant therapeutic potential. "At that point we decided to do our own research, seek our own experts and build our own briefing. We asked ourselves, 'What will happen when pro-medical marijuana legislation is passed in Florida, and what related business prospects will that legislation generate?'" Curtis and his team reached out to experienced professionals within the medical marijuana community, and experts drawn from the legal, accounting and agribusiness fields to develop a series of educational courses.
Although still pending the November vote, recent poll data suggests significant backing for regulated medical marijuana in Florida with the ballot support rate as high as 82%. Earlier this year, the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research estimated the total number of medical marijuana patients in Florida could be as high as 1.3 million based on disease prevalence and the total market size between $140 million to $5.6 billion annually in revenue.
SOURCE Florida MMTC Institute