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Dionne Kellier is Counsel to Hoban Law Group and an Lawyer-at-Law licensed to practice in the State of Florida and Washington, D.C. Dionne received her B.A. in Legal Communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Juris Physician from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Most lately, Dionne received her LLM in taxation at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Prior to having involved in Tax Law, Dionne was a litigator for quite a few years, representing Lenders, Banks and Servicers in Foreclosure actions. In 2015, she moved to Colorado and became pretty interested in the Cannabis Business, and created it her mission to present correct preparing and tips to these in the Business, specifically relating to Banking and Taxation.

Not too long ago, Dionne moved back to Florida but has maintained her mission of in search of to assistance these in the Business strategy appropriately. She is in private practice in Downtown Fort Lauderdale at Dionne M. Kellier, PA and her practice consists of Tax Resolution, Tax Arranging and Company Arranging.

In Florida, operators of Health-related Marijuana Therapy Centers (MMTCs) are necessary to manage all elements of the cannabis trade, which includes expanding, processing and dispensing. This implies that an operator either wants to have experience in all of these regions or pretty rapidly go into organization with an individual who does and develop a organization structure that would be acceptable to all incorporated parties and the State. This structure is unique than in Colorado, for instance, which makes it possible for separate, legally operated firms to present solutions in which they have the experience to healthcare marijuana firms.  

I lived in Colorado for a couple of years, and had the pleasure of functioning with a logistics corporation that legally transported dollars and solutions all through the whole State. This form of setup is useful to all parties. Why? Logistics alone is a force to be reckoned with. Setting up routes and making certain compliance with each the Division of Transportation and state healthcare or adult-use marijuana laws is challenging. Every single day brought its personal set of troubles, no matter whether a driver was out sick, or a dispensary had an emergency order that necessary to be picked up or delivered, it accounted for a massive utilization of sources.

A single entity can’t be proficient at every little thing. It is useful to the firms, and even a lot more so the individuals, that MMTCs concentrate strictly on patient care, rehabilitation and addressing troubles treatable with healthcare marijuana, when other reliable firms concentrate on their regions of experience. Nurseries should really be a separate entity that focuses strictly on plant development, care and upkeep. Logistics should really be handled by an entity that understands the implications of making certain autos, safeguarding loads and delivering sufficient safety for these transactions.  

In August, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson ruled that the State law requiring vertical integration was flawed, and he stopped brief of issuing a short-term injunction.  This matter has not been settled however but primarily based on the swift actions I have noticed with Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, I anticipate this situation will be resolved inside 2019 and vertical integration will no longer be necessary in Florida.

Dionne Kellier is Counsel to Hoban Law Group and an Lawyer-at-Law licensed to practice in the State of Florida and Washington, D.C. Prior to having involved in Tax Law, Dionne was a litigator for quite a few years, representing Lenders, Banks, and Servicers in Foreclosure actions. Residing in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Dionne has created it her mission to present correct preparing and tips to these in the cannabis Business, specifically relating to Banking and Taxation. Her practice consists of Tax Resolution, Tax Arranging and Company Arranging.

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