It is often said that Florida is a sunny place for shady people. Unfortunately, our state has been home to every type of scammer, con-man and snakeoil salesmen imaginable.
So, it should come as no surprise that the medical marijuana “Green Rush” is bringing all types of questionable opportunities out of the woodwork. In order to warn people of these pitfalls, FCC’s Norm Kent has authored an article in today’s Sun Sentinel pointing out some of the questionable activity that has sprung up since Amendment 2 was announced.
A few examples include:
- Attorneys who are offering certifications of medical necessity that have no binding effect on police or prosecutors;
- Physicians who are pre-certifying patients as qualifying for medical marijuana when no guidelines for such certifications have even been adopted;
- Businessmen who are taking large deposits on “medical marijuana franchises” long before the ability to acquire license for those franchises is even known; and
- Real Estate Agents who are offering land “perfect for growing marijuana” without a clue as to whether that land will be able to be licensed or zoned for that use.
Make sure you read Norm’s entire article on the Sun-Sentinel site by CLICKING HERE.
Avoiding scams is crucial for people interested in entering the medical marijuana industry and is yet another reason to have an experienced consultant by your side.