Springtime for Cannabis: 75 Years After the LaGuardia Committee Report, What’s Next for New York?

On May 9, 2019 the Committee on Drugs and the Law hosted a conversation between policy experts and government representatives to discuss the proposed adult use cannabis legislation. The occasion marks the 75th anniversary of the LaGuardia Report, the first in-depth study into the effects of consuming cannabis in the United States, a study that controverted many of the myths promoted by drug prohibitionists. Presently, New York City and State face a shift to regulating the largest unregulated cannabis market in the United States after 92 years of prohibition. The panel discussed the challenges and issues that arise in implementing the proposed cannabis legislation currently in Albany.

Shea Gunther
, Producer, of Marijuana Today: Business & Politics Podcast

Axel Bernabe,
Assistant Counsel, Governor Cuomo for Health
Cristina Buccola,
Founder of Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC
Doug Greene
, Legislative Director of Empire State NORML
Senator Liz Krueger, New York Senator, Chair of the Finance Committee
Melissa Moore, Deputy State Director of New York, Drug Policy Alliance
Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society Racial Justice Unit

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Drugs & the Law Committee , Luke Schram, Chair

Co-sponsoring Organizations:
Drug Policy Alliance
Start Smart NY

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Marijuana Legalization & Regulation
End New York’s Marijuana Prohibition
Support Marijuana Legalization (Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act): Assembly Hearing Testimony
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