Tara L. Tedrow believes that Florida can be a good model for emerging marijuana markets. One of the reasons is that the robust regulatory standards in place have helped minimize many of the mistakes other states made in failing to regulate more on the front end.
"Though the state's delays in licensing new companies has stymied the industry's growth, Florida has also shown why ensuring strict standards for operating a business can better protect product quality and patients," says Tedrow, shareholder and chair of Cannabis & Controlled Substances Group at Lowndes, a large law firm headquartered in Orlando, FL. "I am hopeful that between Governor [Ron] DeSantis and FDACS Commissioner [Nicole] Fried, Florida will be one of the strongest cannabis markets in the U.S."
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