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Insurance After The Hurricane; Hurricane Recovery On The Islands; Medical Marijuana Update

Episode 435: 09-21-17

Insurance After The Hurricane

Steven J. Chackman is Founding Partner at BERNSTEIN · CHACKMAN · LISS. Chackman has practiced law since 1983, with a focus on first-party property insurance claims and complex insurance litigation.

Chackman has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar Association in Civil Trial Law since the year 2000.

Jim and Steven discuss things you need to do after a hurricane to protect your rights.

Hurricane Recovery On The Islands

David Arditi, Principal and Co-Founder of Aria Development Group in Miami, talks about their effort to help the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands recover after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

Medical Marijuana Update

Nicole “Nikki” Fried is President and owner of Igniting Florida LLC, Tallahassee and Ft. Lauderdale, which focuses on government consulting and statewide lobbying.

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Nicole Fried played an integral role in the passage of HB 307, relating to the usage of medical marijuana for those who are terminally ill. She has become one of most visible faces and a key lobbyist in Florida’s burgeoning medical cannabis industry.

Fried currently heads up the local and state lobbying team for San Felasco Nursery D/B/A The Green Solution, one of the seven Florida licensed MMTCs. Nicole Fried was just elected chair of the Board of Directors of Broward Days, a Broward County-based non-profit legislative advocacy organization on behalf of the citizens of Broward County

Jim and Nicole discuss the current law, what is legal today, and the status of the industry’s future.

Ivan Field is CEO of Medical United LLC – – in Miami. With locations throughout South Florida, this firm is on the leading edge of medical marijuana.

Jim and Ivan discuss why he got involved in this business, the opening of a Central Florida location, and what he sees today and in the future.

Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Update

Jim’s wife, Vivian Fried, still needs a kidney donor urgently. She is staying strong and upbeat! Please help!!

Donations are welcome. Visit

For an update on Vivian and her search for a kidney transplant, watch her interview on WPLGTV10 in Miami:

For information on kidney donation, email

Episode 435: 09-21-17

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