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Legalized Marijuana, Social Equity: Now What?

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by NYU CannaPolicy & NYU CannaHealth

NYU CannaPolicy and NYU CannaHealth have paired up with Professor Terrence Coffie, Adjunct Lecturer in Forensic Justice and criminal justice advocate to bring you Legalized Marijuana, Social Equity: Now What? a virtual panel discussion on the future of social equity in New York’s emergent cannabis industry. On Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7 p.m., join us in hearing from policymakers, cannabis advocates, community leaders, unlicensed marijuana operators, and formerly incarcerated people as they share courageous insights and discuss real solutions for the challenges we face.

The passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) laid the groundwork for a new era of equity and justice. For the first time in history, we have a path toward ending the War on Drugs and repairing the harms committed against BIPOC communities for decades.

But there is still work to be done to make the promise of social equity set forth in New York’s marijuana law a reality. While other states have tried to carry out social equity programs with limited success, New York has the opportunity to build an accessible and inclusive market that prioritizes people and communities before corporate profit. Let’s not waste it.

Join NYU CannaPolicy and NYU CannaHealth virtually for this pivotal discussion on November 16th, 2021. Other panelists to be announced.