Florida Panhandle Developer Backing Medical Marijuana Operation


On July 13, 2016, an attorney for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of the five nurseries in Florida that can cultivate non-euphoric medical marijuana, confirmed that Panhandle developer Jay Odom is backing the company’s operation, as reported by News Service of Florida.

Odom was revealed as one of Chestnut Hill’s backers on July 13 when the Office of Compassionate Use held a hearing for a petition from Loop’s Nursery and Greenhouses, a grower based in Jacksonville, that contests the Florida Department of Health’s approval of Chestnut Hill as a “dispensing organization.”

According to News Service of Florida, “Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.”

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