Section Annual Meeting & Medical Marijuana Chat

A candid talk about Medical Marijuana Law and Policy as well as the official OMS Annual Meeting for APA Section Business. Come join the Orlando Metro Section of APA-FL, as we conduct our Annual Section Business Meeting and then hear from two professionals with very rele­vant hands-on experience related to Medical Marijuana land-use regulation, implementation, and local impacts.

Tara L. Tedrow
A senior associate at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. and the Co-Chair of the Cannabis & Controlled Substances Group. Tara’s practice focuses on land use and development, as she works with clients statewide on entitling projects for commercial, residential, industri­al, office, and mixed uses. The other side of Tara’s practice entails working with clients in complex regulated industries such as alcoholic beverage and medical marijuana licensing. Tara is a regular presenter and speaker at indus­try seminars and conferences and advises a variety of clients on the impacts of marijuana regulations. Tara works with physicians, lenders, real estate devel­opers, landlords, ancillary service providers, licensed Medical Marijuana Treat­ment Centers and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center license applicants, helping them to navigate the ever changing regulatory landscape of marijua­na. In the fall of 2018, Tara will be an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she will be the first in the State to teach a course on Medical Marijuana Law and Policy.

Emily Hanna, AICP
Is the Development Services Manager at the City of Casselberry and the 1st Vice President of OMS. Emily wears many hats work­ing at the City, including development review, code writing, economic develop­ment, neighborhood planning, strategic planning and long range planning. Emi­ly was instrumental in writing the City’s two medical marijuana ordinances, one before SB 8A and one after. 


Date:  Thursday, July 12

Location:  GAI Downtown Office, 618 E. South Street, Suite 600, Orlando, FL, 32801

Registration:  FREE for members APA-FL OMS with RSVP. Only $5 to non-members cash or check payable to APA
Florida with “OMS Annual Meeting in the memo”.


  • 5 – 5:30 pm:  Registration, networking, and hors d’oeuvres
  • 5:30 – 6 pm:  OMS Annual Business Meeting
  • 6 – 7:30 pm:  Medical Marijuana Presentation

RSVP | Pre-Registration:  Please RSVP by July 6  to Please include “RSVP” in the subject line of your email.

Credits:  1.5 CM approved. (#9153874)