The event will feature a keynote address by Trump advisor Roger Stone and Congressman Matt Gaetz.

By Jacob Engels

According to a press release from the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association, the Clermont based group is bringing a physician focused annual conference October 6th-8th.

AMMPA is the nation’s largest medical cannabis physician’s organization, and aims to teach attendees important compliance techniques and how to transition patients from opioids to medical cannabis at next weekend’s conference.

Packed with over 20 physician lead educational seminars, and offering 15.75 AMA PRA CME approved credit hours, hundreds from around the state are expected to gather for the three day event.

“With the passing of Amendment 2 and subsequently Senate Bill 8-A, the framework for the new regulatory structure in Florida was created, however the details of that structure still need to be promulgated in rule by the Department of Health and the Board of Medicine,” said Savara Hastings, Executive Director of the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association.

“Our conference in October will help bridge the triangular gap between physicians, patients, and the Florida Department of Health.”

Congressman Matt Gaetz, who authored the 2014 Medical Marijuana law in Florida will speak about that experience, and his federal legislation that would reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.

Longtime Trump advisor and NYT bestselling author Roger Stone, a longtime drug reform advocate, will share his ideas about how to help shape the Trump administration’s policy on marijuana in the coming years.

Surterra Wellness, Alternate Health, and Knox Medical are sponsoring the conference, with dozens of other cannabis related businesses and organizations.

AMMPA Chairman and Co-Founder, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, discussed what sets this conference apart from other national conferences relating to medical marijuana.

“Most medical marijuana conferences offer seminars on how to grow your own marijuana, how to get rich quick, how to make marijuana infused pudding, and how marijuana will both cure cancer AND convince Kim Jong Un to turn over the key to his nuclear weapons at the same time.

The fact is, medical marijuana may have incredible value in the treatment of certain medical conditions, however, we need to proceed vigilantly as more studies need to be completed.”