Events

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Hilton St. Peterburg Bayfront

    St Petersburg Educational Event 4/18

     

    Register Here only $29

     

    My Florida Green is proud to present another CANNABIS SPEAKS educational symposium on medicinal cannabis or 'marijuana.' The event, designed for physicians, potential patients and their families, is a first for Saint Petersburg, Florida. The overwhelming passage of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Amendment in 2016 made it clear that our community wants a treatment option that is the most effective and least dangerous for their family and friends.

    My Florida Green has collected some of the preeminent leaders in the medical marijuana space to offer our community valuable insights and education regarding research, healing and practical uses of medicinal marijuana.

    Learn from some of the most sought after speakers from around the world and come away understanding what medical marijuana is, who it can help, the medicinal value, how to get certified, and successfully order the right medicine. Information will be presented from the point of view of both the patient and physician. Physicians, healers, patients, and anyone else who is interested in learning about the effectiveness and value of medicinal marijuana as an alternative treatment are encouraged to attend.

     

     

    Dr. Hashim is regarded by his colleagues and clients as a leader and pioneer in plant-based medicine. His presentations at natural medical conferences are both engaging and thought provoking. With deep understanding and compassion, Dr. Hashim is helping to change the way we view and utilize plant-based medicine.

    Keynote Speaker: Tripp Keber

    Tripp Keber, former CEO of Dixie Brands and an internationally recognized advocate. Mr. Keber is one of the medical marijuana pioneers, introducing THC infused products to the market. His extensive knowledge of cannabis and the cannabis industry is unprecedented.

    Cade Copeland, D.C., owner of LIFEstrength Health Center. Dr. Copeland specializes in functional medicine, chiropractic, nutrition and detox, offing a holistic lifestyle approach to whole body healing and wellness. Practicing functional medicine, he is a well respected asset to S.W. Florida.

    Nick Garulay, Founder and CEO of My Florida Green will moderate and share his experiences over the past 18 months as his company has navigated the difficult obstacles of the Medical Marijuana program for Florida. My Florida Green has streamlined the Medical Marijuana certification process for both the patient and physician. His company has built the first and only state compliant medical cannabis patient management platform geared specifically for Florida.

  • Friday, May 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Hilton Naples

    Cannabis Speaks Naples 5/4

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-florida-green-presents-cannabis-speaks-an-educational-symposium-tickets-44525393651

    My Florida Green is proud to present another CANNABIS SPEAKS educational symposium on medicinal cannabis or 'marijuana.' The event, designed for physicians, potential patients and their families, is a first for Saint Petersburg, Florida. The overwhelming passage of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Amendment in 2016 made it clear that our community wants a treatment option that is the most effective and least dangerous for their family and friends.

    My Florida Green has collected some of the preeminent leaders in the medical marijuana space to offer our community valuable insights and education regarding research, healing and practical uses of medicinal marijuana.

    Learn from some of the most sought after speakers from around the world and come away understanding what medical marijuana is, who it can help, the medicinal value, how to get certified, and successfully order the right medicine. Information will be presented from the point of view of both the patient and physician. Physicians, healers, patients, and anyone else who is interested in learning about the effectiveness and value of medicinal marijuana as an alternative treatment are encouraged to attend.

    Key Note speakers:

    • Dr. Hashim is regarded by his colleagues and clients as a leader and pioneer in plant-based medicine. His presentations at natural medical conferences are both engaging and thought provoking. With deep understanding and compassion, Dr. Hashim is helping to change the way we view and utilize plant-based medicine.

    Over 1,000 patients certified in Florida for Medical Cannabis.

    Cade Copeland, D.C., owner of LIFEstrength Health Center. Dr. Copeland specializes in functional medicine, chiropractic, nutrition and detox, offing a holistic lifestyle approach to whole body healing and wellness. Practicing functional medicine, he is a well respected asset to S.W. Florida.

    Nick Garulay, Founder and CEO of My Florida Green will moderate and share his experiences over the past 18 months as his company has navigated the difficult obstacles of the Medical Marijuana program for Florida. My Florida Green has streamlined the Medical Marijuana certification process for both the patient and physician. His company has built the first and only "State Compliant" Medical Marijuana software geared specifically for Florida.

    With thousands of Patients certified for Medical Marijuana by My Florida Green in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Saint Pete, Sarasota, Palm Bay, Davie, and surrounding areas, My Florida Green has become the recognized brand as they set the gold standard for Medical Cannabis certifications in Florida.

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM through May 19, 2018

    AMMPA Conference MIA 2018

    The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association (AMMPA)

    “The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference

    will be held at the

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center,

    711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33126

    MAY 18-19, 2018

    AMMPA’s “The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference will be the first of its kind to merge two highly controversial and popular topics, connecting traditional western medicine and medical marijuana in a professional, educational environment. Dr. Bennet Omalu will be our Keynote Speaker, he is known for his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This live activity includes approximately 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    AMMPA’s Annual Conference in October 2017, brought in 400 physician attendees and included 22 seminars led by knowledgeable doctors and leaders in the medical cannabis industry. It also offered 15 accredited AMA PRA CME credit hours. Physicians traveled from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, South Africa and Germany, among others. AMMPA is proud to be the largest medical cannabis physician association in the United States, representing over 700 physician members.

    HALF OFF registration with Code: FFC50AMMPA

    Enter this before CC information or email eric@floridaforcare.org with any issues using code

      

    Statement of Need

    This conference helped physicians expand and update existing knowledge and skills regarding ever-increasingly sophisticated diagnostic and practice guidelines, to share new ideas for evaluation and treatment techniques, and to increase the practitioner’s knowledge and ability to act and advocate for patients within the current medical legislative and regulatory environment.

    AMMPA’s “The NFL and Medical Cannabis” Conference will be the first of its kind to merge two highly controversial and popular topics enabling a platform that will connect traditional western medicine with the potential of medical marijuana. We are proud to recognize Dr. Bennet Omalu as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Omalu is known for his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. From 2002 when Dr. Omalu first published his findings in the journal Neurosurgery, the NFL refused to publicly acknowledge the connection between CTE and concussions sustained in football. In 2015, his story was told in the award winning movie, “Concussion”, in which Dr. Omalu’s character was played by Will Smith. This film brought widespread public attention to CTE and brain injury in contact sports such as football.

    The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association is a membership driven association, focusing on providing physicians with the resources they need to safely and effectively utilize medical marijuana recommendations as an alternative treatment modality for their patients. Based out of Florida, AMMPA serves as a physician advocate helping to outline practice risks and benefits, educational requirements, compliance issues, and aggregates its members to allow for a unified voice representing all physicians currently interested in cannabinoid medicine. Our members are leaders from across the United States that provide expertise to the public regarding research, education, speaking engagements, seminars, and industry recommendations.

    DISCLAIMER: This presentation event is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the NFL nor its subsidiaries.

    Pricing:

    HALF OFF the prices below using code: FFC50AMMPA

    General Admission: General Public & Non-Physicians ($195)
    Medical Students: Medical Students (Free with valid school ID)
    Physician Assistants & Residents: Physician Assistants & Residents ($195)
    Physician Member: Currently a 2018 AMMPA Member ($395)
    Physician Non-Members: Physician non-member attendees, Registration and a 2018 membership ($570)
    10 Hours of CME for Physicians 

    THE NFL AND MEDICAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE
    MEETING AGENDA 
    Miami, FL – May 18-19, 2018

     

    FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

    9:45-10:00 AM      Welcome Address, Orlando G. Florete Jr., MD
    10:00-10:45 AM    Descriptive Epidemiology of NFL Injuries and Related Health Problems, Gary Visser, MD
    10:45-11:30 AM     When the Lights Go Down: Can Medical Cannabis Help Athletes?, Richard Tempel, MD
    11:30-12:00 AM    Transitioning Ex-NFL Athletes from Opioids to Medical Cannabis, Jaime Snarski, MD
    12:00-1:30 PM      Sponsored Luncheon and Presentation 
         *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
    1:30-2:15 PM Potential Medical Cannabis Use in Chronic Pain and Anxiety in Former NFL Athletes, J. Lucas Koberda, MD, PhD
    2:15-3:00 PM        Athletes Use of Medical Cannabis for Behavioral Disorders, Sue Sisley, MD
    3:00-3:30 PM       Break with Exhibits 
    3:30-4:15 PM        Neuroprotective Effects of Cannabinoids and CTE,     Laszlo Mechtler, MD

    4:15-4:45 PM        Neuroimaging of Concussions in Patients on Medical Cannabis,Laszlo Mechtler, MD
    4:45-5:15 PM        Round-table Discussion 
    5:15 PM                    Sessions Close

     

    SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018

    8:00-9:00 AM        Breakfast and Presentation Sponsored by Legally Mine
                                             *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
    9:00-9:45 AM        Running your own Medical Cannabis Practice vs. Deciding to Refer, Barry Gordon, MD
    9:45-10:30 AM      The Endocannabinoid System, Exercise and Wellness: Changing the Runner’s                                           High to the Runner’s Joy, Greg Gerdeman, PhD
    10:30-11:00 AM    Break with Exhibits 
    11:00-12:00 AM    Role of Endocannabinoid System in Brain Repair Triggered by Traumatic Brain                                         Injury, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PHD
    12:00-1:30 PM       Luncheon and Presentation Sponsored by Surterra
                                            *No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session 
    1:30-2:30 PM         Round-Table Discussion with Panel of Former NFL Players Utilizing Cannabis for Medical Conditions, Moderators: Dr. Sue Sisley & Dr. Barry Gordon, Panel:

    Willis McGahee (Former NFL Athlete), Treyous Jarrells (Former Collegiate Football Player), Dr. Mark Chaet, Bret Jones (Attorney and NFL Agent)

    2:30-3:45 PM        Keynote Address, Bennet I. Omalu, MD, MBA
    3:45-5:00 PM        Reception, with Congressman Matthew Gaetz

    5:00 PM                   Program Close

  • Friday, June 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Sarasota

    FMCCE Sarasota

     

     

    https://fmcce.com/agenda

    SAVE 10% on Registration using code: FFC

    June 1-3 Sarasota, FL

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Note:  The following is a tentative layout for FMCCE 2018.  The program is currently being developed.

    Session titles and names highlighted in BLUE are linked to pages that contain speaker/moderator profiles.

    12:00 pm – 6:30 pm                   Registration Open

    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm                      Exhibitor Setup

    12:30 pm – 3:00 pm                      Patient’s Medical Cannabis Workshop

     Moderator:  Moriah Barnhart, Advocate, Founder and CEO, CannaMoms

     How to Effectively Order Cannabis for Qualified Patients in Florida 

     Dr. Mark Hashim, MD, Lead Physician – The Herbal Clinic, MD 

    Patient’s Perspective: Medical Cannabis for  Cumulative PTSD 

    Tricia Zirit Schuster, RN, RYT, Mindfulness Coach

    Founder and CEO; Living Now Consulting

    The Use of Medical Cannabis in Improving the Quality of Life and Treatment of Cancer - A Patient's Perspective

    Annie Brandt, Founder, President Emerita, Best Answer for Cancer Foundation / International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOICP)

    17-year “Thriver” of end-stage cancer 

    Author “The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure!”

    Q&A Panel Discussion

     Workshop is Free to registered attendees!

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                       Florida Cannabis Industry Crash Course Workshop

     Pete Sessa, Chief Operating Officer and  Carlos Jose Angel Hermida, Executive Vice President,

     Florida Cannabis Coalition

     Learn about:

    •  Existing Business Opportunities in Florida
    •  Cannabis Cultivation & Dispensary Basics 

    (A separate registration fee of $67 is required for this Workshop)

    Click HERE to register for this workshop.

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                        Welcome Reception – Exhibit Hall

     

    Saturday June 2, 2018

    8:00 am – 7:00 pm                         Registration Open

    7:30 am – 8:30 am                         Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

    8:30 am – 10:00 am                      Opening Plenary Keynote Session

    Welcome:  Dana Jones, Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition

    Moderator: TBD

     KeyNote Speakers:

    A History of Cannabis and Medical Use

    Dr. Vipul Kabaria, MD, Pain Management Specialist, Pain Management & Anesthesiology 

    Education Before Recreation

    Dr. Jenny Wilkins, NMD, CRA CEO, AgeVital Pharmacy,  Proprietor Television Personality, Producer Doctor of Natural Medicine, Lecturer Educator, Author, Entrepreneur, TV Personality

    10:00 am – 10:30 am                   Break - Exhibit Hall

    10:30 am – 12:00 pm                  Plenary Session

                                                                Current Status Florida Medical Cannabis Regulations & Legislation:  

                                                                Where Do We Go From Here?

    Moderator:  Ron Watson, President, Watson Strategies and Executive Director, Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians

    Overview of Florida Medical Cannabis

    Ron Watson, President, Watson Strategies and Executive Director, Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians

    Panel Discussion:  Where Do We Go From Here?

    Ron Watson, President, Watson Strategies

    Dr. Jeffrey Sharkey, Managing Partner, Capitol Alliance Group, Inc. and Executive Director, Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida

    Senator Rob Bradley (INVITED)

    Representative Ray Wesley Rodrigues (INVITED)

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                   Lunch

     

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                      Concurrent Session: Medical Session I

                                                               Session Title TBD

    Moderator: Ron Watson, President & Senior Lobbyist, Watson Strategies and Executive Director, Florida Society of  Cannabis Physicians

    Formulation of Medicinal Cannabis Delivery Devices

    Dr. Chris Witowski, Senior Director, Research and Development, AltMed

    Research that Supports Medical Cannabis as a Safe and Effective Treatment Option

    Dr. Paul Carney, MD, Professor, Chief of Pediatric Neurology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (INVITED)

    Navigating the Inexplicable Barriers to US Marijuana Efficacy Research

    Dr. Sue Sisley, MD

     

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                      Concurrent Session: Industry Session I Navigating Florida's Cannabis Industry

    Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Sharkey, Managing Partner, Capitol Alliance Group, Inc. and Executive Director, Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida

    Overview of Florida's Cannabis Industry

    Pete Sessa, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Cannabis Coalition  

    Banking and Cannabis

    John Vardaman, General Counsel and EVP, Hypur

    Cannabis-Related Businesses Activities

    Scott Remington, Esq. President & Managing Shareholder, Clark Partington Attorneys At Law (INVITED)

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                          Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall

     

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                         Concurrent Session: Medical Session I

                                                         Treating Patients with Cannabinoids I Moderator:TBD

    Medical Cannabis Uses--A Case Review

    Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, Medical Director, Coastal Wellness Centers

    Pediatrics & Cannabis

    Dr. David Berger, Board Certified Pediatrician, Wholistic ReLeaf

    Cannabis Use in Women: Special Considerations

    Dr. Genester Wilson-King, MD, FACOG,   Victory Rejuvenation Center

     

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                        Concurrent Session: Industry Session II

                                                                 Insights into Cannabis Cultivation

    Moderator:TBD

    Where We Have Been and Where We are Going - An Industry Veteran's Perspective on Cultivation and Retailing Legal Weed

    Christian Hageseth, American Cannabis Partners

     

    Why Cannabis Genetics and the Protection of IP is the Future

    Chris Sunshine, Founder and CEO and Robert Roundtree, Partner, Sunshine Cannabis

     

    Agricultural Approach to Successful and Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation

    Michael Williamson, Greenhaus Industries

     

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                         Reception: Exhibit Hall

    Sunday June 3, 2018

    7:45 am – 12:30 pm                       Registration Open

    7:45 am – 8:30 am                          Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

    8:30 am - 10:30 am                         Concurrent Session: Medical Session III

                                                                   Treating Patients with Cannabinoids II

    Moderator:TBD

    The Science of Endocannabinoid System and How to Effectively Treat Qualified Conditions

    Dr. Mark Hashim, MD, Lead Physician – The Herbal Clinic, MD

    Cannabis Pharmacology and Clinical Applications

    Dr. Jenny Wilkins, NMD, CRA CEO, AgeVital Pharmacy, Proprietor Television Personality, Producer Doctor of Natural  Medicine, Lecturer Educator, Author, Entrepreneur, TV Personality

    Cannabinoids and the Immune System - An Update

    Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD

    Followed by a Medical Panel Discussion

    8:30 am - 10:30 am                            Concurrent Session: Industry Session III

                                                                     Discovering Success in the Cannabis Industry

    Moderator:TBD

    Maintaining High Quality Standards and High Quality Products in the Cannabis Business

    Scheril Murray Powell, Managing Partner, Scheril Murray Powell, P.A.; General Manager at Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana; In House Counsel at Green Roads of Florida, LLC; In House Counsel at the EOP Foundation- Medical Cannabinoid Research and Policy Institute

    Tax Structuring for Cannabis Business

    Craig Smalley, MST, EA Co-Founder & CEO, Cannabis Accounting Group, CWSEAPA® & Tax Crisis Center®

    Cannabis Career Opportunities for Everyone! 

    Catherine M. Zito, CEO, American Wellness, Inc.

    10:30 am - 11:00 am                          Break - Exhibit Hall

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm                         Plenary Closing Session

                                                                       Investing in the Cannabis Industry

    Moderator: Derwin Wallace, CANNAINVESTOR Magazine

    Choosing the Right Cannabis Investment 

    Catherine M. Zito, CEO, American Wellness, Inc.

    Presentation to be Determined

    Alain Bankier, CEO, Intiva Biopharma (INVITED)

    Presentation to be Determined

    Alexander Nachman, Cannabis Investment Analyst, Advocate and Business Consultant, Pacific Cannabis Corp.(INVITED)

    12:30 pm                                                 Adjourn

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