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Brooklyn Law School's Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship and Center for Criminal Justice
Panel Discussion on Cannabis Law: From Criminalization to Opportunity

Brooklyn Law School's Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship and Center for Criminal Justice will hold a Panel Discussion on Cannabis Law: From Criminalization to Opportunity.

Monday, November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Networking Reception with Panel Discussion to Follow

ABOUT THE DISCUSSION: The criminalization of cannabis, from Reefer Madness to the War on Drugs, has been a force of systemic oppression of racial and economic minorities. This panel will explore the past, present, and future of cannabis law from a wide range of perspectives, including legal and regulatory issues that have arisen with the modernization of cannabis law. If the goal is to decriminalize marijuana, what regulatory structures should be left in place? What steps are necessary to ensure that the burgeoning cannabis industry does not go the monopolistic way of Big Tobacco? What are the legal questions - and business opportunities - that this industry portends? How can we harness this industry to enrich the neighborhoods that have been historically disadvantaged by the war on drugs? The panel of experienced lawyers, entrepreneurs, legislators, and activists will address these questions and explore the role lawyers can play.

Sponsored by CUBE and the Center for Criminal Justice.

Moderator: Jocelyn Simonson, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Panelists
Chris Alexander, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance
Scott Greiper, President, Viridian Capital
David Feder '10, Partner, Regosin, Edwards, Stone & Feder
Hon. Liz Krueger, State Senator, The New York State Senate
Nick Vita, CEO, Columbia Care
Jordan Wellington '09, Compliance Director, Vicente Sederberg LLC

ABOUT CUBE: Brooklyn Law School's Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship, or CUBE, is a hub for exploring legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship, and for providing effective legal representation and for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses - while also training the next generation of business lawyers to empower and protect these sectors.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The Center for Criminal Justice was launched by Brooklyn Law School in 2016 as a dynamic center that builds on the existing strengths of the school's nationally recognized criminal law faculty and places the Law School at the center of critical conversations, education, and sharing of expertise on the most vital issues and topics in criminal justice law and policy today.

RSVP online before Friday, November 3 - http://www.brooklaw.edu/cube-panel

LOCATION:
Brooklyn Law School
Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center, 22nd Floor
205 State Street
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.brooklaw.edu/directions

Posted: 26 Oct 2017