Florida Statute Section 381.986 defines a “qualified physician” as “a person who holds an active, unrestricted license as an allopathic physician under chapter 458 or as an osteopathic physician under chapter 459 and is in compliance with the physician education requirements of subsection (3).” Under the statute, a prescription from a qualified physician is called a “physician certification”. We will help you navigate through the requirements for obtaining a license to be a qualified physician; the requirements of renewing your license; the qualifying conditions for which you can provide a physician certification; and the restrictions on a qualified physician.
- Obtaining a License – Florida law provides for specific requirements for obtaining your license as a qualified physician who can write a physician certification.
- Starting your Clinic – There are various issues that must be considered in starting your medical marijuana clinic. We will assist with ownership type, ownership structure, preparing formation documents, acquiring or leasing the real estate, and filing all the necessary documents
- Reporting Compliance – The Florida Statute requires certain information to be inputted into the Marijuana Use Registry. We will help set up your medical clinic to comply with all the reporting requirements.
- Bookkeeping and Accounting – Like any business, bookkeeping and accounting are key to understanding your business as well as complying with legal requirements. We will assist you with implementing proper accounting systems to properly capture the necessary data.
- Employment Matters – Like any business, there are various employment matters that must be properly dealt with. We assist with various employment matters including offer letters, equity compensation, separation agreements, and litigating employment disputes.
- Commercial Litigation – Most businesses have to deal with some amount of litigation. But, litigating a case in the marijuana industry has its own set of complications and challenges. We are experienced and aggressive litigators.