Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has released the names on her newly created Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, which will “help improve the state’s medical marijuana policies,” she said in a statement.

The new 18-member committee “will convene telephonically and in-person bimonthly to work through ways to expand patient access, increase innovation and technology in the industry, and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use to improve Florida’s medical marijuana policies and programs,” the commissioner added.

David Kotler. He’s a partner in the Cohen Kotler law firm in Boca Raton and is “of counsel” to the Hoban Law Group in Denver, “where he’s worked on legal issues pertaining to cannabis and hemp.” That firm describes itself as “the nation’s premier “cannabusiness” law firm.” Colorado has legalized both medicinal cannabis and general adult use of marijuana.