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Legislature Suppresses Majority’s Will On Medical Marijuana by Gerald Greenspoon

Apr 19, 2017 - News by

Thank you for your coverage on the implementation of Amendment 2, which overwhelmingly passed last November. You are correct in stating that the Legislature seems to be ignoring the will of the people regarding medical marijuana and instead has been focusing on the will of the minority. There has been lack of coverage exposing the ongoing developments and lack of representation of the majority. I would like to add one more very disturbing fact that has been missing from the conversation. The Legislature has spent a lot of time trying to limit the size of the industry by restricting additional licensees from entering the marketplace. Most, if not all, of the new licenses would be issued only after an unprecedented amount of patients are registered under the new program. While the Legislature’s rationale is to control the growth of the market, they are, in fact, doing the opposite. The proposed law places no limit on the number of dispensary storefronts, grow facilities, or processing facilities a license holder may open. As a result, the existing seven licensees (licensed under the prior “Charlotte’s Web” law) will have an unlimited license to open as many facilities as they please. How does that limit the expansion of the industry? It doesn’t. It only limits the participants in the medical marijuana industry to the detriment of the patients of Florida. Essentially, the Legislature is attempting to hand over the entire industry (projected to be valued at over $1 billion dollars) to a select few […]

Gerry Greenspoon Announces Launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR) in Florida

Feb 1, 2017 - News by

MEDIA CONTACT Michelle Martinez Reyes, Director of Media Relations, OSCR 954.333.4357   | Gerry Greenspoon Announces Launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR) in Florida Tallahassee, FL, February 1, 2016 – Gerry Greenspoon, a prominent Florida attorney who has been involved in efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, today announces the launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), a nonprofit Florida corporation formed to ensure that the mandate of the voters under Amendment 2 is carried out by the Florida Legislature and Department of Health. In cooperation with Florida for Care, OSCR will work to expand access to medical marijuana by creating a broad, well-regulated marketplace. To achieve that goal, OSCR will be advocating for laws that create independently “registered” entities that perform specific functions along the production and distribution chain.  Additionally, OSCR will advocate for the allowance of significantly more businesses to enter the marketplace.  The Chairman of OSCR is Gerry Greenspoon, Esq., the co-founder and managing partner of Greenspoon Marder.  Greenspoon Marder is an Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 law firm. Matthew Ginder, Esq., manages the day-to-day operations of OSCR. OSCR will have the primary function of hiring lobbyists to advocate for its positions, as well as making contributions to certain political candidates. “It is not a foregone conclusion that the Florida Legislature and the Department of Health will implement Article X, Section 29 of the Florida Constitution (formerly Amendment 2) in a manner that is consistent with OSCR’s position,” comments […]