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    11.06.17 CUBE Panel: Cannabis Law - From Criminalization to Opportunity
    Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship CUBE

    Monday, November 6
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Brooklyn Law School
    Feil Hall, Forchelli Conference Center, 22nd Floor
    205 State Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    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.

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

    Panelists

    Chris Alexander, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance

    Joseph A. Bondy '94, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Bondy

    David Feder '10, Partner, Regosin, Edwards, Stone & Feder
     
    Hon. Liz Krueger, State Senator, The New York State Senate

    Harrison Phillips, Vice President, Viridian Capital Advisors
     
    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.

    Sponsored by CUBE (Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship) and the Center for Criminal Justice

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