Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment Conference

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DAY ONE – December 11th

Keynote 9:15-10am: Opening Remarks

Kassandra Frederique

Opening Keynote / Sustainable Production (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceOpening KeynoteKassandra Frederique, New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance—Sustainable ProductionModerator: Melissa Moore, Drug Policy AllianceKristin Nevedal, International Cannabis Farmers AssociationAndi Novack, Hudson Valley FarmerJalal Sabar, Wildseed Community FarmJose Chapa, Rural and Migrant MinistryGoldie Piff, Massachusetts cannabis advocateCommissioner Kay Doyle, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Concurrent sessions: 10:15-11:45am

Sustainable Production

Moderator: Melissa Moore, Drug Policy Alliance

  • Kristin Nevedal, International Cannabis Farmers Association
  • Andi Novick, Hudson Valley Farmer
  • Jalal Sabar, Wildseed Community Farm
  • Jose Chapa, Rural and Migrant Ministry
  • Goldie Piff, Massachusetts cannabis advocate
  • Commissioner Kay Doyle, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Opening Keynote / Sustainable Production (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceOpening KeynoteKassandra Frederique, New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance—Sustainable ProductionModerator: Melissa Moore, Drug Policy AllianceKristin Nevedal, International Cannabis Farmers AssociationAndi Novack, Hudson Valley FarmerJalal Sabar, Wildseed Community FarmJose Chapa, Rural and Migrant MinistryGoldie Piff, Massachusetts cannabis advocateCommissioner Kay Doyle, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finance and Banking

Moderator: Danielle LeBlanc, Green Worker Co-Op

  • Barbara Van Kerkhove, Empire Justice Center
  • Bob Chakravorti, Chakra Advisers
  • Tina Sbrega, GFA Credit Union
  • Henry Meier, NY Credit Union Association
  • Emily Paxhia, Poseidon

Concurrent sessions: 1:00-2:30pm

Economic Opportunities for Upstate NY

Moderator: Keith Brown, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice

  • Asssemblymember Donna Lupardo, New York State Assembly
  • Mohini Sharma, Metro Justice
  • John Gilstrap, Hudson Hemp
  • Jack Norton, VERA Instititute
  • Ken Pokalsky, The Business Council of New York State
Economic Opportunities for Upstate NY (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceEconomic Opportunities for Upstate NYModerator: Keith Brown, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and JusticeAsssemblymember Donna Lupardo, New York State AssemblyMohini Sharma, Metro JusticeJohn Gilstrap, Hudson HempJack Norton, VERA InstitituteKen Pokalsky, The Business Council of New York State

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Marijuana and Public Health

Moderator: Dr. Hillary Kunins, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Dr. Julie Holland, Psychiatrist, author, harm reductionist, drug policy reformer
  • Dr. Julia Arnsten, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
  • Daliah Heller, Vital Strategies
  • Sasha Simon, Drug Policy Alliance
  • John Cawley, Cornell University
Marijuana and Public Health (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conference Day 1Marijuana and Public HealthModerator: Hillary Kunins, MD, NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneJulie Holland, MD, Psychiatrist, author, harm reductionist, drug policy reformerJulia Arnsten, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical CenterDaliah Heller, PhD, Vital StrategiesSasha Simon, Drug Policy AllianceJohn Cawley, PhD Cornell University

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Concurrent sessions: 2:45-4:15pm

World of Work: Cooperatives, Workers, and Alternative Economic Systems

Moderator: Leigh Brown, Democracy at Work Institute

  • Omar Friella, Green Worker Co-Op
  • Emily Ramos, High Mi Madre
  • Chris Adams, CUNY Law Community & Economic Development Clinic
  • Josh Kellerman, RWDSU
World of Work: Cooperatives, Workers, and Alternative Economic Systems (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceWorld of Work: Cooperatives, Workers, and Alternative Economic SystemsModerator: Leigh Brown, Democracy at Work InstituteOmar Friella, Green Worker Co-OpEmily Ramos, High Mi MadreChris Adams, CUNY Law Community & Economic Development ClinicJosh Kellerman, RWDSU

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Crafting Regulations

Moderator: Shanita Penny, Minority Cannabis Business Association

  • Brad Usher, Office of Senator Liz Krueger
  • Dasheeda Dawson, MJM Strategy
  • Cristina Buccola, CB Counsel
  • Danica Lee, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Jolene Forman, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Dr. Adam Karpati, Vital Strategies
Crafting Regulations (Day 1)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conference Crafting RegulationsModerator: Shanita Penny, Minority Cannabis Business AssociationBrad Usher, Office of Senator Liz KruegerDasheeda Dawson, MJM StrategyCristina Buccola, CB CounselDanica Lee, Denver Department of Public Health & EnvironmentJolene Forman, Drug Policy AllianceDr. Adam Karpati, Vital Strategies

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Keynote 4:15-5pm: Durable Power, Radical Demands, and Transformative Justice

Maurice Mitchell, Working Families Party

Durable Power, Radical Demands, and Transformative Justice (Day 1 Keynote)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceMaurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DAY TWO – December 12th

Keynote 9:15-10am: 
The Big Business Concern: How Legalization Policy Impacts Business Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry

Lewis Koski, Freeman and Koski

The Big Business Concern: How Legalization Policy Impacts Business Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry (Day 2 Keynote)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceKeynote — The Big Business Concern: How Legalization Policy Impacts Business Opportunities in the Cannabis IndustryLewis Koski, Freedman & Koski

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Concurrent sessions: 10:15-11:45am

Diversity & Equity in the Industry

Moderator: Chante Harris, Capalino + Co

  • Asssemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly
  • Cat Packer, City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation
  • Rachelle Yeung, Minority Cannabis Business Association
  • Sharon Velasquez, The Greenlining Institute
Diversity & Equity in the Industry (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceDiversity & Equity in the IndustryModerator: Chante Harris, Capalino + CoAsssemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State AssemblyCat Packer, City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis RegulationRachelle Yeung, Minority Cannabis Business AssociationSharon Velasquez, The Greenlining Institute

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ancillary Businesses and Marijuana Legalization

Moderator: Shanel Lindsay, Ardent Cannabis

  • Gia Morón, GVM Communications
  • Sara Payne, Barclay Damon LLP
  • Jacobi Holland, Jade Insights
  • Mary Pryor, Cannaclusive
  • Denise Biderman, Mary’s List
  • Miguel Trinidad, 99th Floor
  • David Umeh, HighSpeed Delivery
  • David Muret, Viridian Staffing
Ancillary Businesses and Marijuana Legalization (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conference (Day 2)Ancillary Businesses and Marijuana LegalizationModerator: Shanel Lindsay, Ardent CannabisGia Morón, GVM CommunicationsSara Payne, Barclay Damon LLPJacobi Holland, Jade InsightsMary Pryor, CannaclusiveDenise Biderman, Mary's ListMiguel Trinidad, 99th FloorDavid Umeh, HighSpeed DeliveryDavid Muret, Viridian Staffing

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Concurrent sessions: 1:00-2:30pm

Reparative Justice & Reparations

Moderator: Alyssa Aguilera, VOCAL-NY

  • Roz McCarthy, Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana
  • Rodney Holcombe, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Lauren Manning, The Center for Law and Justice
  • Darrick Hamilton, The New School
  • Floyd Jarvis, Bard Prison Initiative Public Health Fellow
  • Ross Bradshaw, New Dia (Massachusetts Equity Applicant)
Reparative Justice & Reparations / Economic Justice and Community Reinvestment (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceReparative Justice Moderator: Alyssa Aguilera, VOCAL-NYRoz McCarthy, Minorities 4 Medical MarijuanaRodney Holcombe, Drug Policy AllianceLauren Manning, The Center for Law and JusticeDarrick Hamilton, The New SchoolFloyd Jarvis, Bard Prison Initiative Public Health FellowRoss Bradshaw, New Dia (Massachusetts Equity Applicant)—–Economic Justice and Community ReinvestmentModerator: Sharon Velazquez, The Greenlining InstituteByron Hobbs, Center for Community ChangeRonnie Galvin, The Democracy CollaborativeCara Long Corra, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York StateIndia Walton, Open Buffalo

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility

Moderator: Kristin Jordan, Mannada

  • Chaney Turner, The Peoples’ Dispensary
  • Lanese Martin, Hood Incubator
  • Kelly Perez, kindColorado
Corporate Social Responsibility (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceCorporate Social ResponsibilityModerator: Kristin Jordan, MannadaChaney Turner, The Peoples' DispensaryLanese Martin, Hood IncubatorKelly Perez, kindColorado

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Concurrent sessions: 2:45-4:15pm

Gender Justice and Equity

Moderator: Ashley Sawyer, Girls for Gender Equity

  • Queen Adesuyi, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Tamika Spellman, HIPS
  • Amna Hussein, Survivors for Cannabis
  • Wanda James, Simply Pure
  • Xan West, Hood Incubator
Gender Justice and Equity (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceGender Justice and EquityModerator: Ashley Sawyer, Girls for Gender EquityQueen Adesuyi, Drug Policy AllianceTamika Spellman, HIPSAmna Hussein, Survivors for CannabisWanda James, Simply PureXan West, Hood Incubator

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Economic Justice and Community Reinvestment

Moderator: Sharon Velazquez, The Greenlining Institute

  • Byron Hobbs, Center for Community Change
  • Ronnie Galvin, The Democracy Collaborative
  • Cara Long Corra, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State
  • India Walton, Open Buffalo
Reparative Justice & Reparations / Economic Justice and Community Reinvestment (Day 2)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceReparative Justice Moderator: Alyssa Aguilera, VOCAL-NYRoz McCarthy, Minorities 4 Medical MarijuanaRodney Holcombe, Drug Policy AllianceLauren Manning, The Center for Law and JusticeDarrick Hamilton, The New SchoolFloyd Jarvis, Bard Prison Initiative Public Health FellowRoss Bradshaw, New Dia (Massachusetts Equity Applicant)—–Economic Justice and Community ReinvestmentModerator: Sharon Velazquez, The Greenlining InstituteByron Hobbs, Center for Community ChangeRonnie Galvin, The Democracy CollaborativeCara Long Corra, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York StateIndia Walton, Open Buffalo

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Keynote 4:15-5pm: Goodbye to the Old Guard: Legalization for the New Generation of Leaders

Commissioner Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Goodbye to the Old Guard: Legalization for the New Generation of Leaders (Day 2 Keynote)

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment conferenceKeynote — Goodbye to the Old Guard: Legalization for the New Generation of LeadersCommissioner Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Posted by Drug Policy Alliance – New York Office on Wednesday, December 12, 2018