Cannabis on the Horizon: Cannabis Legalization in New York City


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Re-legalization of cannabis for general adult use in New York City has never been closer, but how ready is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States – and the country’s largest urban cannabis market for commercial manufacture, delivery, home cultivation and over-the-counter sale of cannabis? On November 1, 2018, the City Bar’s Drugs & the Law Committee held a panel discussion examining the legal and policy changes that will be necessary in order to make a safe and orderly transition from a criminal market to a viable regulated market. 


Axel Bernabe, Assistant Counsel, Governor Cuomo for Health
Steven Epstein, Founding Partner, Barket, Epstein, and Kearon LLP
Jerome Levy, Partner, Duane Morris
Joseph Levey, Founding Partner, Helbraun & Levey
Donovan Richards, New York City Council Member
Preston Niblack, New York City Deputy Comptroller for Budget 


Kristin Jordan, Chair, Cannabis Practice Group, Newman Ferrara LLP