Join The Caucus as we dive into the issue of marijuana legalization in the commonwealth. This half-day nonpartisan summit will include a keynote breakfast, three CLE accredited educational sessions and a keynote luncheon.
Confirmed Breakfast Speaker:
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will provide a summary from his 67 county marijuana listening tour, offering insight into the collective feedback, challenges, opportunities, and future possibilities regarding legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania.
The summit will include three sessions, devoted to the following areas and implications surrounding the legalization discussion:
9:00 – 10:00 The Medical Implications:
We currently know the rules regarding use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. What happens within the medical community if recreational use is legalized?
Invited speakers include a representative from a hospital setting, the state Department of Health and a community perspective.
10:15 – 11:15 The Legal and Financial Angle:
What are the financial and tax implications that law enforcement, employers and businesses will face if adult-use marijuana is legalized?
Speakers will include a representative from law enforcement, academics, the financial services industry and the employer perspective.
Confirmed speaker: Mitzi Hollenbeck, CPA, CFE, Partner, Citrin Cooperman, and author of the business chapter of the Massachusetts Cannabis Law Manual.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Policy Perspective:
Hear from policy advisors who will provide context and analysis from a national perspective. What can be learned from other states’ experiences?
Speaker: Dr. Beau Kilmer, Co-Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Additional panelists to be confirmed.
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon: A Data Dive
Casey Taylor, Vice President of Client Success, of CivicScience, will share data and insights regarding awareness and sentiment towards the legalization of marijuana on a national and statewide level. What does the data show in terms of safety, social and economic impact on a community?
Additional speakers to be confirmed.
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