FACA Medical Marijuana Task Force

Task Force Charge

The FACA President created the FACA Medical Marijuana Task Force  as result of  Amendment 2 passing in the 2016 General Election.  The primary purpose of the Task Force is to research and analyze various issues related to regulating medical marijuana.  For more information, please click HERE.

 

County-by-County List of Ordinances Adopted 

 

Regulation by The Florida Bar

For questions regarding regulation by The Florida Bar, please see:

 

https://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/JNJournal01.nsf/
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Discipline question is addressed toward the end in this paragraph:

 

Can I Be Disciplined? — Noncompliance with Rule 4-1.2(d) remains an ethical violation, even though The Florida Bar Board of Governors has said that it will not impose discipline for providing advice and assistance to legal marijuana businesses. Many Florida lawyers are admitted to practice in other states or federal jurisdictions in which they could still be subject to discipline. For example, the rules of the 11th Circuit and each of the federal district courts for Florida discipline lawyers for violating the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct.45 None of these courts has adopted the Board of Governors’ policy relating to legal marijuana businesses. As such, a Florida lawyer can still be disciplined for representing legal marijuana businesses.

 

The “policy” being referenced in this paragraph is explained here:

 

https://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/
8c9f13012b96736985256aa900624829/575b2ba3c91f53dd85257cf200481980!OpenDocument

 

Task Force Members

Anne Brown, Chair

County Attorney

Levy County

352.486.3389

annebrownlevy@bellsouth.net

 

Michele Lieberman

County Attorney

Alachua County

352.374.5218

mlieberman@alachuacounty.us

 

Courtney Grimm

County Attorney

Clay County

904.269.6303

courtney.grimm@claycountygov.com

 

David Sadowsky

Sr. Assistant County Attorney

Pinellas County

727.464.3354

dsadowsk@pinellascounty.org

 

David Pearce

Assistant County Attorney

Sarasota County

941-861-7261

dpearce@scgov.net

 

Jess McCarty

Assistant County Attorney

Miami-Dade County

305.375.1634

Jmm2@miamidade.gov

 

Upcoming Events

FAC Medical Marijuana Summit

Saturday, February 4, 2017

 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Embassy Suites

Lake Buena Vista, Osceola County, FL

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

Pertinent Documents/Information

Senate Health Policy Committee Hearing on Medical Marijuana