Florida entrepreneurs cashing in on possibility of legalized medical marijuana

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

MIAMI — The medical marijuana industrial-complex is in full swing in Florida.

With the question of legalizing medical marijuana apparently heading to voters on the Nov. 4 ballot, entrepreneurs are popping up in an effort to get in on the ground floor of the movement.

FREE THE WEED: Educational Institutions have flourished around the Sunshine State. They want to train investors on how to open, market and operate a medical marijuana business.

Eighteen medical marijuana companies have registered with the state this year. Medical Marijuana of Brevard LLC, Medical Marijuana Business Lawyers LLC and Medical Marijuana Centers of Florida Inc., are among the first positioning to take advantage of a boom, should Florida voters approve the referendum by a 60 percent margin.

Some, like Daniel Curtis, founder of The Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Institute, are letting the others “mine for the gold,” opting instead to sell the “pick axes” by offering courses and seminars to those who want to jump into the medical-marijuana business.

His courses will focus on the regulatory environment that will shape the market for growers, processors and retailers.

The medical-marijuana referendum, if approved, would allow for cultivation, purchase, possession and use of medical marijuana to treat certain medical conditions when prescribed by a physician.

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