Mr. Ron Watson is Founder and President of Watson Strategies, a full-service healthcare lobbying firm based in Tallahassee. He is also MuV by Verano Director of Governmental Relations and NW Florida Outreach Coordinator. MuV is one of the Florida licensed medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTC) which Mr Watson helped form when he spearheaded the passage of the original “Charlotte’s Web / Low-THC Cannabis” bill as well as the passage of SB 8-A, which implements the Constitutional Amendment on medical marijuana.
Mr. Watson has over 31 years of experience in Florida political, regulatory, campaign and lobbying endeavors. He previously lobbied for physicians and dentists with the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA), and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). He was also formerly the Executive Director of the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians.
During this time, he has developed excellent relationships with executive, legislative and regulatory leadership throughout Florida government. Mr. Watson has a comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules, budgets and regulations concerning medical, dental, pharmaceutical, tort reform and insurance issues. He also has extensive political involvement with patient advocacy and grassroots organizations, as well as organizing and managing political action committees.