Florida For Care, the group that put together a bipartisan Blue Ribbon Committee to dictate regulatory standards had the medical marijuana amendment passed back in November, is hosting a couple of conferences they’ve dubbed “The Future of Medical Marijuana in Florida.”
With Amendment 2 defeated in the polls in November, the group is moving forward to start, as they put it, “strategizing and planning in advance of Florida’s Legislative Session.”
The next legislative session is scheduled for March.
The two-day conference started yesterday and runs through this evening at the Bayfront Ballwoon in the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami. Tuesday features the opening networking cocktail reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meetings and briefings will be on Wednesday, starting at 8:00 a.m. going until 4:00 p.m.
Some might say it’s a bit early to get back on the medical marijuana bandwagon weeks after it was defeated, but Florida For Care is looking to try and get a jump on things. Moreover, United For Care, the advocacy group that championed Amendment 2 and was backed by Orlando-based attorney John Morgan, vowed to get the initiative back on the ballot in 2016.