College Of Cannabis Opens In Tampa As Vote On Medical Marijuana Looms

The ballot vote to allow the sale of marijuana for medical use in Florida is nine months away, but already some entrepreneurs are planning to tap into the market a positive vote would create.

FLORIDA: On the first day of class at cannabis college, the professor gave a quick survey of a long history: from a Chinese emperor’s writings on hemp to the founding of High Times magazine.

But the students gathered in a red-carpeted meeting room of a Residence Inn didn’t perk up until the lecture turned to botany, the foundation for cultivating medical marijuana — and, perhaps, making money.

” I think everybody in this room understands what a gold mine this is,” said Carlos Hermida, the head professor at Medical Marijuana Tampa.

The ballot vote to allow the sale of marijuana for medical use in Florida is nine months away, but already some entrepreneurs are planning to tap into the market a positive vote would create.

If the measure passes, the Department of Health would have until July 2015 to write regulations for licensed dispensaries, or ” medical treatment centers,” the only entities that could sell or grow the pot in Florida.

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