CannaDay Tampa Bay Conference Recap

Florida Cannabis Coalition returned to Ybor City, which is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida August 22, for their fourth conference, CannaDay Tampa Bay. This event featured a wide range of attendees from activists, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, and patients. They all gathered to discuss medical cannabis and its future in Florida. In contrast to the first conference which was held in the same venue, The Cuban Club, this one had a more intimate group of attendees, which equaled out to be a more engaging experience for all in attendance. Each conferences focus are on the amendment 2 initiative to make Florida the next legal medical marijuana state. Attendees at each conference get to meet people such as The CannaMoms who are most in need of the benefits of medical cannabis and Adam Bierman, President of The Medmen giving honest truths about licensing In the cannabis business industry. If Florida becomes the next state where medical cannabis is legal there are some projections that it will help 420,000 patients in FL, which would be the third most in the country.


CannaDay Tampa Bay opened with the customary opening remarks from Florida Cannabis Coalition CEO, Tom Quigley. He addressed attendee questions and discussed the success of previous conferences. Following Tom, the CannaMoms shared stories about their children, their illnesses, and the ongoing fight for medical cannabis legalization in Florida to aid their sick children. Attendees learned about the inefficacy of FDA-approved drugs and their adverse effects. The four parents expressed raw emotion as they articulated their reasons for medical cannabis legalization.


Other general sessions included a roadmap to regulation from Libertarian Candidate for Florida Attorney General Bill Wohlsifer, cannabinoid therapy and medical purposes of cannabis from Dr. Genester S. Wilson-King, MD, tips on working with changing laws from Greta Carter, founder of The Hope Clinics & Cannabis Training Institution, strains, concentrates, and science from plant scientist and Executive Director of Allele Seeds Research Tyler Markwart, Hemp 4 Water with, Steven Edmonds, Co-Founder of One Florida Foundation, and a legal discussion with Attorney’s Jason Sammis and Dominick Fariello.





In addition to the general sessions featuring guest speakers, attendees could participate in breakout sessions throughout the conference. These sessions offered a more intimate setting with invited speakers, allowing attendees to ask questions and receive specific valuable information about the medical cannabis industry.



CannaDay Tampa Bay concluded with CEO Tom Quigley, thanking attendees and providing insight into networking and business opportunities from previous conferences. The next event, CannaStock at the Hard Rock, will be held on September 26th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Register on the Florida Cannabis Coalition website.


Reporters and editors covered the CannaDay Tampa Bay conference, with Lasting Blueprint providing event videography services.

Below, you can watch the highlight video of the CannaDay Tampa Bay conference event.


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