Things that are basic daily tasks for normal retail businesses become far more complicated in the pot world. Like simply making deposits. Steve says he was lucky to find a local bank, which he would not name, willing to let him open an account. "The bank we're with doesn't do it out in the open," Steve says. "If they did, they would be flooded with applications from medical marijuana companies."

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is now moving to shut down 970 dispensaries.

His dispensaries don't accept personal checks, and though he's working with his bank to accept credit card payments, he deals primarily in cash for now. Steve declined to say how much he brings in per day but revealed that he hired an armored truck service to pick up money daily. "However, the federal government put pressure on the armored truck industry to stop servicing us," Steve says. "They have made it more dangerous for the public and the business owner. Now we use a security company to courier money, but we would prefer the armored truck."

Step 6: Retain a lawyer who knows the medical marijuana industry.

In South Florida, attorneys are coming out of the weed fields to offer their expertise. Usually, you can run into barristers like Jeff Feiler, a Kendall-based criminal defense lawyer, at the cannabis seminars. Feiler, a snow-haired litigator with a shiny gold Rolex on his wrist, says he is launching a practice devoted to the medical marijuana sector.

In 2009, Feiler's daughter Allison Feiler and his ex-wife, Miami-Dade County Court Judge Loree Schwartz Feiler, opened a dispensary in Denver called Green Tree Medicinals. "As their attorney, I helped them navigate the laws in Colorado," Jeff Feiler says. "I made sure they knew what had to be done to meet the rules and regulations." Today Green Tree is about to open a fourth Colorado store.

Attorneys with strong ties to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are also gearing up for the coming crop of cannabis captains seeking consiglieres. Norm Kent, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer who sits on NORML's board, and his law partner Russell Cormican recently incorporated Florida Cannabis Consultants LLC. Paul Petruzzi, a Miami lawyer who's been a NORML member for ten-plus years, launched a Facebook page to promote his new side gig, Florida Marijuana Licensing LLC.

In April, Julian Stroleny and Christopher Pagan, a pair of 29-year-old litigators, quit their jobs at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office to get in on the pot boom. Pagan, who grew up in Fort Lauderdale, prosecuted serious felony cases such as shootings, rapes, and drug trafficking. Asked how many grow-house cases he prosecuted, Pagan replied, "Too many, unfortunately."

Stroleny, a Coconut Grove native, handled misdemeanor drug cases and DUIs. "A high percentage were cannabis cases," he affirms. "In Florida, you can't claim medical use as a defense. The constitutional amendment [will change] that."

Stroleny and Pagan quit to get into medical marijuana consulting for the same reason everyone else is: cash money. Stroleny says his father recently passed away and he now has to help his mom and brothers. Pagan says he's having a baby.

"The State Attorney's Office doesn't pay very well," Stroleny adds. "We get paid less than a school teacher. We found ourselves in a position where we had to provide for our families."

Step 7: Start lining up voters — who could become your patients.

John Morgan says, "If I need to come back in 2016" to reintroduce a medical marijuana initiative, "I'll do it," but he doesn't think he'll need to — "I am absolutely confident [the constitutional amendment] is going to pass."

His campaign manager, Pollara, offers a more sobering view.

"I have data that shows it's going to take a massive effort to bring supporters to the polls and educate very reliable voters who haven't taken a solid position yet," Pollara says. "This is going to be a statewide campaign, with advertising in every major market in Florida and a massive door-to-door operation."

Some wannabe dispensary owners realize they'd be wise to help push voters to the polls. So they're setting up nonprofits to collect donations, creating campaign material, and recruiting volunteers. Contact information they gather could help them identify future patients.

At the March 15 cannabis seminar, one operator set up a table to sell T-shirts stamped with his nonprofit's name, Florida Cannabis Care, and logo depicting a red cross superimposed on top of a marijuana leaf hovering over a green map of the state. A 25-year-old thin man with short blond hair and "Florida Boy" tattooed on his hand, "Joey Pink" (he asked that we not use his real last name) had trekked 173 miles from Melbourne to hawk his T's at $20 a pop.

He said proceeds would be used to sponsor voter registration events. "We want to make sure we do our part," Pink says. "We need to educate the public, especially the older generations, about the benefits of medical marijuana."

Pink says Florida Cannabis Care will provide caregivers. He doesn't want to operate a full-blown dispensary. "I really didn't know anything about the business," Pink says. "I figured out this is what I wanted to do when I attended the Cannabis Career Institute seminar in Orlando."

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dlakatos

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dlakatos
dlakatos

Marijuana Cop's are nothing but Modern day Witch Hunters. You should see them dancing around burning pot,  Slapping each other on the azz, Congratulating each other like some kind of big hero's. The Drug Wars Is A racket. As everybody knows there's been a sharp increase of Heroin Use in America. The United Nations is using our soldiers to guard the Global 

Elites and to big to fail Banks Poppy Field in Afghan which supply 90% of Heroin to the world. They had a Bumper Crop this year. The CIA are the biggest pusher of drugs. They flown military plane loaded with Heroin back to America to sell. Asked any Vietnam vet they no the truth

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 -- DEA Raids on  Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries --


4-30-2014


Federal authorities raided multiple Denver medical marijuana businesses in dramatic fashion Wednesday — smashing doors, yanking out pot plants and cash, sawing safes open and driving the seized items away in U-Haul trucks.



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Jay Udell
Jay Udell

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Feds Indict Colorado Dispensary Owners and their Lawyer



Janice Poole
Janice Poole

God Bless Florida! First you have to vote yes :)

SedonaSherpa
SedonaSherpa

A grad student from UC Davis - who was working on a PHD in Agricultural Science - tested 17 samples of so-called medical marijuana in California and 100% of it was synthetic fakes.   It's like that Chilean Sea Bass you paid $40 dollars for at the Forge but actually, you had $9 Atlantic grouper.


The buds are grown to look like MJ and then it's dried and sprayed with the imitation THC - and sold to the sheep for $17 per gram.


The proof is there for all to see if you know the difference....The lab test proved it's a big scam right now.  That's why these Cats are selling books and going on the talk circuit.

sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333

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you missed the $$$ train the last 20 years in cali.....sorry


"any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" - cali secret 420

from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary....nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states...even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice...no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol...not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
Deaths by Guns: Millions
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever...they are killing my American family while denying freedom
 
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AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

Marti Paul
Marti Paul

Ralph Rk. Kinda a long read, but interesting.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Unless you have something like Charlotte's Web that is a cure, the state already has someone else in mind. I don't doubt they steal everything that is remotely close to curing anything like Charlotte's Web is for themselves ?

Leo Con
Leo Con

Ramona Thomas weren't u just talking about this lol

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Federal agents on Friday arrested individuals in connection with high-profile raids on Colorado medical marijuana businesses, and a lawyer for one of the raid targets confirmed his client has been indicted.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Jeff Dorschner said the arrests were carried out by the Drug Enforcement Administration, IRS Criminal Investigations and the Diplomatic Security Service.


"Who has been arrested and the nature of the charges are currently the subject of a sealed indictment, which won't be publicly available until Monday," Dorschner said




DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

On Nov. 21, agents executed search warrants on 14 businesses — including dispensaries and grow facilities — and two homes, carting away plants and seizing records. A search warrant identified 10 men as "target subjects" connected to the operation.


Sources told The Denver Post that the raids were chasing possible connections to Colombian drug cartels, which several of the targets have denied.


Prosecutors described Uribe's alleged role in the organization in a court filing in a weapons case of a Colombian national, Hector Diaz, arrested during the raids. Prosecutors called Uribe "head of a marijuana drug distribution organization" and among the targets of a long-term investigation into money laundering and other offenses.


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SedonaSherpa
SedonaSherpa

@DonkeyHotay @SedonaSherpa In the fake bud biz?  You no trichome fraud!

 
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