Michael Mayes, CEO of Quantum 9, Inc. was featured in a Herald-Tribune piece earlier this week written by Michael Pollick. The article focuses on The Florida Cannabis Action Network‘s development of a 2016 voter initiative to legalize marijuana. It is likely that Florida will have a medical and adult-use bill up for the vote in the presidential election-year ballot. Michael Mayes was asked to give his opinion on the market environment and the necessities involved in passing such legislation. Here is the direct quote from the Herald-Tribune.
A $10 million campaign to legalize marijuana in Florida “is feasible,” said Michael Mayes, CEO of Quantum 9 Inc. Quantum 9 is a cannabis consulting firm in Chicago that works with both recreational and medicinal marijuana business clients on a national basis.
Revenues from a wide-open marijuana program in Florida could easily be in the billions of dollars per year, Mayes said, “just because there is such a high likelihood that individuals in Florida could benefit from the use of marijuana, whether it is called adult-use or medical.”