"Professor of Cannabis" Is Ready to Teach Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs in Florida
Do you feel bad for all the pot dealers who might get put out of business?
No. That's one of the best things, is if we can bring this product out of the dark and into the light, it will impact the money the cartels are making, that's funding their operations. I will feel very good about myself knowing that I'm helping to eliminate that element.
What's your background? How did you come to the medicinal marijuana business?
My story reads like the John Morgan story you hear on the radio. My father went through a serious abdominal surgery to repair a hernia -- it was beset with a series of problems. I've seen personally how it relieved pain, improved his quality of life, improved his appetite.
Then I started traveling and learning. I come from an IT background. What I bring to table is the ability to solve some of these problems and come up with some interesting tech solutions. [On our site, you will be able to] log in as a patient, see our online dispensaries, look at ratings and feedback from other patients... It will be the Yelp of pot --- the best growers will rise to the top. We also have a seed-to-sale tracking method; the product is accounted for at all times.
Do you have investors? Is John Morgan providing all your capital?
Haha -- hey, can you send him a message for me? No, we have four or five investors. Most of the seed funding has come from me. [There is a link on the website for investors, who must meet SEC qualifications for accredited investors.]
Do you have advice for people looking to capitalize and move into this sector?
Honestly, my best advice is to take the class. You and I have been talking for a while and just scratched the surface... Spend the time, read the curricula... This is a next-generation industry for those wanting to have the skills to operate in it. There's opportunity there for anyone who wants to give [the time to learn].
Do you accept bitcoin?
We certainly do. We accept bitcoin for payment for the classes and as investor capital. We will also accept bitcoin for our medicine when it becomes available.
Can I interview your Professor of Cannabis?
Medical Marijuana Tampa Professor of Cannabis Carlos Hermida
[Carlos Hermidas bio says he "is a distinguished alumni of Oaksterdam University [a "cannabis college": in Califonia] (Cert.), Nova Southeastern (MBA) and USF (BA: Business Mgmt, Religious Studies, Philosophy) and was recruited to Tampa to join the Medical Marijuana Team as the first Professor of Cannabis in Florida."]
I'm sure Professor Hermida would be happy to speak with you, but I might recommend waiting until after the first day of class next Tuesday as he is in a mad scramble right now preparing for our students. I'll pass your info along.
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