Springtime for Cannabis: 75 Years After the LaGuardia Committee Report, What’s Next for New York?
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members and Non-Lawyers| $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers Please call (212) 382 – 6663 to Register
Join the Committee on Drugs and the Law as they host a conversation between policy experts and government representatives to discuss the proposed adult use cannabis legislation. The occasion marks the 75th anniversary of the LaGuardia Report, the first in-depth study into the effects of consuming cannabis in the United States, a study that controverted many of the myths promoted by drug prohibitionists. Presently, New York City and State face a shift to regulating the largest unregulated cannabis market in the United States after 92 years of prohibition. The panel will discuss the challenges and issues that arise in implementing the proposed cannabis legislation currently in Albany.
Shea Gunther, Producer, of Marijuana Today: Business & Politics Podcast
Axel Bernabe, Assistant Counsel, Governor Cuomo for Health
Cristina Buccola, Founder of Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC
Doug Greene, Legislative Director of Empire State NORML
Senator Liz Krueger, New York Senator, Chair of the Finance Committee
Melissa Moore, Deputy State Director of New York, Drug Policy Alliance
Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society Racial Justice Unit
Sponsoring Association Committees:
Drugs & the Law Committee , Luke Schram, Chair
Drug Policy Alliance
Start Smart NY
If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in these City Bar resources:
Marijuana Legalization & Regulation
End New York's Marijuana Prohibition
Support Marijuana Legalization (Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act): Assembly Hearing Testimony
Support Marijuana Legalization (Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act)