This Saturday, March 29, 2014, Robert Platshorn of The Silver Tour is organizing an all-day event geared to those with a desire to get into the upcoming Florida marijuana business. Platshorn is pulling out all the stops by bringing in a Who's Who of marijuana legalization activists and those on the business-side of the industry in other parts of the country.
Marijuana is nearly guaranteed to be legal in Florida in some form by the close of the year and Platshorn would like Floridians to be ready - especially those who are looking to enter the business as entrepreneurs. Current legislation being considered in Tallahassee runs the gamut from total legalization to highly restrictive medical use.
There is also a referendum which will be on the ballot for Florida voters to decide whether to legalize marijuana for medical purposes this November. Curiously Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi attempted to keep the referendum off the ballot, however she was unsuccessful and now her Libertarian opponent, Bill Wohlsifer is one of the scheduled speakers at Saturday's forum. Wohlsifer has also authored legislation currently being debated in Tallahassee for passage titled the “Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act”.
Saturday's event will run from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites Ballroom in West Palm Beach, Florida and below is the proposed schedule. Tickets can be purchased at this link and includes all meals and work books.
Morning Session- Legal
8:30 a.m. - Registration and free continental breakfast by Gourmet Galaxy
9:00 a.m. - Robert Platshorn - Welcome & history of cannabis prohibition
9:30 a.m. - Norm Kent Esq. - Board of Directors National NORML, federal marijuana law, past, present & future. Seen on Nancy Grace. First successful Florida medical marijuana defense
10:00 a.m. - Michael Minardi Esq. - will speak to Florida state law and the outlook including two pending full legalization bills
10:30 a.m. - Irv Rosenfeld, federal marijuana patient, stockbroker. Rosenfeld will speak on cannabis stocks
11:00 a.m. - Bill Wohlsifer, candate for Florida Attorney General. will offer a brief analysis and the legislative procedural posture of each of the marijuana and hemp bills
12:00 p.m. - John A. Makris, CPA, accounting tax issues for MMJ, LLC
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Catered lunch by Gourmet Galaxy in the hotel dining room
Afternoon session-Medical and Operations
1:30 p.m. - Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, Addiction Specialist. Will deliver a speech titled "General Practice Limited to the Treatment of Opioid Dependence"
2:15 p.m. - Dr. Raymond McKnight, Specialist, has 36 years of experience and practices in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Adult Medicine
3:00 p.m. - Denver Relief Dispensary & Consulting-Ean Seeb Chairman NCIA & Kayvan-Khalatbari, As seen on 60 Minutes & Wall St Journal. Denver Relief Consulting can assist the process of starting an MMJ business. Structure, Grow, Retail
4:00 p.m. - Mike Boutin, grower for over 30 years and featured on Discover Channel series "Weed Country"
5:00 p.m. - Break-beverages and networking
5:30 p.m. - Jeremy Bufford, Medical Marijuana Tampa, will discuss cannabis education available now in Florida
6:00 p.m. - Speaker to be announced dealing with real estate issues for the cannabis industry in Florida
6:30 p.m. - Karen Goldstein, President of FL NORML, Amendment 2 and what can be done to ensure its passage
7-8:00 p.m. - Networking during a wine and cheese reception by offered Gourmet Galaxy
A federal government issued marijuana container will be raffled to benefit The Silver Tour which is Platshorn's organization focused on teaching seniors the benefits of using marijuana.