FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Seth A. Hyman, an integral part of Kelley Kronenberg’s Regulated Substances Practice Group, has been appointed to the Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board.
The Broward County Commission created the Advisory Board to provide recommendations to the County commissioners on ways to improve operations and services for growing, processing and selling medical marijuana to qualified patients and caregivers, and to develop educational programs on the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Hyman and other appointees will also collaborate to inform and advise the commission regarding regulations and fees related to Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC).
The Advisory Board is made up of members from the education system, law enforcement, the healthcare community, business leaders and economic development professionals, and other medical marijuana industry representatives. Hyman was appointed and will serve as a Patient Advocate.
Hyman strongly supported the campaign to legalize marijuana so he could help patients like his daughter, Rebecca, who suffers from daily seizures due to a complex genetic disorder. “As a father of a medically complex child, and as a result of my advocacy work with other patients like my daughter, I have witnessed the benefits of this medicine. I am excited to do my part as a Patient Advocate, and I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to work with the Broward County Commission and the other members of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board,” said Hyman.
As Business Development/Special Projects Director at Kelley Kronenberg, Hyman draws on his first-hand experience with Florida law to assist the firm with developing strategy, researching medical marijuana issues, and building and maintaining relationships with key players in the medical marijuana industry.
“Seth is one of the most knowledgeable and visible faces of Florida’s burgeoning medical cannabis industry,” said Howard L. Wander, Principal Partner/COO, who also leads the Regulated Substances Practice Group at Kelley Kronenberg. “I am confident he will be a great resource to the Broward County commissioners, who seek information and guidance on issues related to patient use of medical marijuana.”
Hyman was a key figure throughout the lawmaking process for both House Bill 843 and Senate Bill 1030 in the 2014 Florida legislative session. He worked closely with lawmakers to help draft language and delivered powerful testimonies to governmental committees. Hyman advocated for the state’s Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act in legislative and other public forums, and retains deep relationships with key decision makers in federal and state government. He has assisted many Florida non-profit organizations by lending his voice and expertise to helping families with children who have special needs. Hyman worked closely with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in developing an emergency response program called “BECCA” named after his daughter. The BECCA program was created to save the lives of children with medical needs by providing EMT’s with accurate information and details when responding to a medical crisis.