Medical Marijuana: Who Will Profit? So Far, Only One "Marijuana" Corporation Is Listed in Florida
Yesterday, the Supreme Court OK'd the language in a proposed ballot initiative, so Florida voters this November will get to vote on whether or not to legalize medical marijuana.
stoners compassionate medical professionals are going are going to come out in full force to vote this thing through and see that weed is enshrined in the state constitution. (I can't believe this is happening in my lifetime! Black president and weed in the constitution!)
So, next question: Who will profit?
Surprising, but a quick look at the state's Division of Corporations reveals that there's only one active company with the word "marijuana" in its name. Nothing under pot, weed or cannabis that's clearly medical marijuana focused, either.
Marijuana Central, LLC, was formed in October by a Jason Mahoney of Tampa.
What's up with that?! Where are all the entrepreneurs at?!
If the medical marijuana initiative passes in November, it'll be interesting to see whether Tampa attorney John Morgan, who spent $4 million to get pot on the ballot, will recoup his investment with any business ventures, or whether Rick Scott -- who made his fortune in healthcare and knows the biz -- gets in the game. He wanted to create jobs in the state, right? BOOM.
There were more marijuana companies in the 1970s and 80s. There are all inactive now but still listed in state records: -- Marijuana Hall of Fame -- Marijuana Republic -- Marijuana Haulers of Tampa -- Marijuana Munchies
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