With the bill on the desk of the Governor, many people whose lives have been impacted by someone suffering from a debilitating disease are looking for ways to get into the medical Marijuana industry that will hit Florida after July.

Cannabis education

Pete Sessa from the Florida Cannabis Coalition has heard many stories about wanting to get into the business of cannabis because friends and family of people she meets are often conflicted with astounding co-pays for prescription pain killers and drugs. Not only are the co-pays for the drugs a problem for them, but seeing videos shared on social media how cannabis can help patients with disabilities are giving them a chance to consider alternatives to costly medication.

The goal Sessa wants is to connect entrepreneurs to advocates and businesses within the medical marijuana industry. They also provide educational and networking events across the country and attend national conferences on a regular basis. Common Brand Collaborative is the sister company of Florida Cannabis Coalition, offers business consultations and business development services.

Currently, Sessa’s business is educating those interested in getting a hand in the cannabis industry. “Because rules can change overnight, education is critical,” she says to Tampa Bay Times.

Company agreements

Overall, medical marijuana could bring billions of revenue to the state. This could help with funding projects for transportation or education.

But as of right now, only seven companies can sell and distribute cannabis. The state hopes to add ten more to the seven already registered in the state thanks to the help of Charlotte’s Web for epileptic patients. People that have joined the Florida Cannabis Coalition company are a research firm called Technical 420 that also monitors stock of cannabis company shares, a supplement company called House of Jane, a vaper device company called VapeXhale, and retailer for cannabis stores called The Gluu.

Sessa says to Tampa Bay Times that three years ago there was a lot of friction between cannabis companies and those with interest in getting into the business. But yet as the medical marijuana industry proves to be more popular throughout the United States to campaign against big pharmaceutical companies, more and more people want to share their knowledge of the experience and help others get into the business, even if it is just an idea.

“We like to call it compassionate capitalism because everyone knows somebody who could have benefited from taking something else other than a pill,” Sessa said.