U.S. Marijuana Laws: What does the Future Hold?

New York, NY

There is no charge for this program.  Register here.

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)

The Committee on Drugs & the Law invites the public to a discussion on the current state of domestic marijuana laws and the possibilities for the future, in the wake of the recent legalization measures passed in Colorado and Washington.  Members of the Committee will briefly discuss various topics including an overview of state marijuana laws across the country, the status of medical marijuana in New York State, the current tensions around state, federal, and international laws, and special issues such as land use, discrimination, and ethics involved with allowing or disallowing the use of marijuana.  The presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion with the audience.

Speakers: Heather J. Haase, Chair, Committee on Drugs & the Law; Senior Counsel, Carlton Fields, P.A.; Legal Advisor, Harm Reduction Coalition; Doug Greene, Advisor, Committee on Drugs & the Law; Co-founder, Cures not Wars; Member, Board of Directors and Legislative Director, Empire State NORML; Susan Guercio, Member, Committee on Drugs & the Law (Chair Emeritus, 2009-2012); Counsel, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Zarah Levin-Fragasso, Member, Committee on Drugs & the Law; Noah Potter, Member, Committee on Drugs & the Law (Chair Emeritus, 2006-2009); Author, New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Blog; Adam Scavone, Student Member and Committee Secretary, Committee on Drugs & the Law; Founder, Brooklyn Law School Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Director, New York Cannabis Alliance