New York politicians and policy experts will meet to discuss marijuana legalization at CWCB Expo in Manhattan on Friday, June 16th. The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition drew nearly 4,000 attendees last year at the Javits Center, and is the leading forum for the booming cannabis business.
A featured panel at the event will discuss the path to legalizing marijuana for adult use in the State of New York. Both the NYS Senate and NYS Assembly have bills to legalize cannabis. This panel will delve into the details of Senate Bill S3040 and Assembly Bill A03506, the possibility of their passing, and how it would affect the industry if they do pass. This panel will also discuss the revenue opportunities that would come from legalized adult use and how that revenue could be used. The panel is sponsored and organized by NY Grows – a statewide organization dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition in favor of a taxed and regulated policy approach.
The New York State Legislative Panel on Adult Use will include:
Senator Liz Krueger – (D) 28th District
Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes – (D) 141st District
Prof. Edward Shepard – Economics Dept., Le Moyne College
Ashley Kilroy – Served as Executive Director of Marijuana Policy in Denver, CO.
Kate M. Bell – Legislative Counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
Moderator: Joel Giambra – Former Erie County Executive, NY Grows Founder