Florida Marijuana Policy Conference comes to Tallahassee Oct. 16
Florida gets up to speed in awarding licenses to cannabis growers.

The event will feature discussions on the current state of the industry and what's in store for the future.

The top medical marijuana treatment centers, physicians, patient advocates and lawmakers will flock to Tallahassee in two months for the Florida Marijuana Policy Conference.

Organized by the Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida, the conference will feature discussions on the current state of the industry, state and federal policy and the major issues facing cannabis businesses in the Sunshine State.

The conference comes amid a period of rapid change for the state’s medical marijuana program and industry. The state is expanding the number of medical cannabis licenses, and voters may have the opportunity to legalize cannabis for adult use on the 2024 ballot.

“These are consequential and monumental times for the competitive industry as the fate of the ballot initiative is being legally challenged and the number of vertically integrated licensees is poised to double imminently,” event organizers said.

The Florida Marijuana Policy Conference will be held on Oct. 16 at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center in Tallahassee. The Conference is sponsored by Tallahassee-based Trulieve, Cannabis LAB, Florida CAN, and lobbying firm Capitol Alliance Group.

Organizers said they are anticipating more than 250 participants.

Invited speakers include regulators from the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, MMTC applicants and licensees, Black farmers, physicians and clinics, key lawmakers and members of Congress, as well as representatives from the Marijuana Policy Project, a group that advocates for cannabis legalization nationwide.

Registration for the Florida Marijuana Policy Conference is currently open. Attendance costs $275, or $225 for individuals representing a nonprofit group.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's UnOfficial Campaign Manager" American

    August 22, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Good evening America,
    Florida’s Marijuana policy is a little different in the respect that early on powerful Democrats and powerful Republicans in roughly equal numbers are the primary investors. We are pretty carefull to play down Republican involvement. But its still there.
    What that means is Florida will never go all hog wild on weed like a majority Democrat population state like Colorado.
    Florida will always be a little different in the respect to the entire weed thing.

  • BrianKelly

    August 23, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Legalize federally now. What’s legal to possess and consume in nearly half of The United States should not make you a criminal in states still being governed by woefully ignorant prohibitionist politicians.

    Cannabis consumers in all states deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All-American pastime, alcohol.

    Plain and simple!

    Legalize Nationwide Federally Now!

    It’s time for us, the majority of The People to take back control of our national cannabis policy. By voting OUT of office any and all politicians who very publicly and vocally admit to having an anti-cannabis, prohibitionist agenda! Time to vote’em all OUT of office. Period. Plain and simple.

    Politicians who continue to demonize Cannabis, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Cannabis possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through cannabis home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose cannabis, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days In Office Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one.

    The People have spoken! Get on-board with Cannabis Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.

    The “War on Cannabis” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

    Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our yearly tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Cannabis”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. Especially now, due to Covid-19. It’s a no brainer.

    The Prohibition of Cannabis has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records. Especially, if they happen to be of the “wrong” skin color or they happen to be from the “wrong” neighborhood. Which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

    Cannabis is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

    Let’s end this hypocrisy now!

    The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less cannabis “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

    Cannabis Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide Federally Now! Support Each and Every Cannabis Legalization Initiative!

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