Movers and Shakers

Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Appointed to the newly formed committee by Commissioner Nikki Fried were:

  • Kim Rivers, Tallahassee, CEO of the Trulieve medical marijuana provider.
  • Dr. Barry Gordon, Venice, owner and chief medical officer of Compassionate Cannabis.
  • David Kotler, Boca Raton, partner in the Cohen Kotler law firm and of counsel to the Hoban Law Group in Denver.
  • Dr. Michelle Weiner, Hollywood, certified physician in interventional pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Zachary Kobrin, Fort Lauderdale, special counsel at the Akerman law firm.
  • Dan Russell, Tallahassee, a regulated industries lawyer with Dean, Mead & Dunbar.
  • Dr. David B. Corn, podiatrist and founder of Western Massachusetts Podiatry Associates.
  • Cameron Vance, PhD, co-founder and chief information officer at Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida.
  • Sally Kent Peebles partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP, a national firm specializing in cannabis law and policy.
  • Jacel Delgadillo, co-founder of the nonprofit CannaMoms which helps raise awareness on the benefits of medical cannabis.
  • Eric Stevens, Fort Lauderdale, director of business development at Kaycha Group.
  • Mike Smuts, a cannabis industry professional with operations leadership experience in Colorado and Florida.
  • Ron Watson, Tallahassee, director of governmental relations for MuV, a Florida-based medical cannabis company, he previously served as the executive director of the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians.
  • Antoinette Duncan, Jacksonville, president and CEO of Duncan Life Sciences.
  • Peter Barsoom, founder of 1906, an edibles company, serves on the board of the Marijuana Industry Group, Colorado Leads, and the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.
  • Paul Messer, a Parkinson’s disease patient, retired from the contract furniture industry.
  • Karen Seeb Goldstein, executive director of NORML and vice chairman of Regulate Florida.
  • Elaine Geller, vice president of legislative affairs at Amercanex, a member of the Congressional Cannabis Coalition, and of CanLab.

Miami Dade College Retiring as president of MDC is Eduardo J. Padrón. Padrón, joined the school faculty in 1970 and has been president of MDC since 1995. No interim president has been named.

Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Former Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson resigned on July 17th. Jackson had been suspended by Governor DeSantis in January over alleged abuse of disabled students by a teacher, among other things.