In lieu of our regularly scheduled Women Grow Signature Networking Event for NYC June 4th, please join us for REFORM NEW YORK: The State of Marijuana Policy.
New York has long been a hub of innovation, entrepreneurialism, business, and industry. So why is New York behind the curve when it comes to marijuana policy reform?
Join us on June 4 for high-level networking and lively discussion as we support “REFORM NEW YORK: The State of Marijuana Policy” presented by the Drug Policy Alliance along with leaders in the marijuana industry, policymakers and patients to get an insider perspective on the state of marijuana policy reform in New York. Learn about New York’s new medical marijuana program and hear about plans to legalize marijuana for adult use and to rebuild our communities devastated by marijuana prohibition.
Use Promo Code WomenGrow0604 for a $5 ticket discount.
Thursday, June 4th
6p VIP reception; 6:45p doors open; 7p Program
on the mezz of abc home
888 broadway at e 19th st.
$40 General Admission
$250 VIP Admission (ticket + VIP reception)
RSVP deadline: Friday, May 29
For more information, contact Clovis Thorn:
[email protected] or (212) 613-8046
Community partners: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, BOOM!Health, MS Resources of Central New York, Veterans for Peace, VOCAL NY
Local officials : Hon. Richard Gottfried, NYS Assemblyman; Hon. Liz Krueger, NYS Senator; Hon. Crystal People-Stokes, NYS Assemblywoman; Hon. Robert Rodriguez, NYS Assemblyman; Hon. Daniel Squadron, NYS Senator
Event Co-hosts: High Times, Tilray, Trans High Corp, Women Grow
Event Sponsors: 4Front Ventures, Cannastract, Vape World
Background : Last July, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to create access to medical marijuana, a victory for patients, families, and those of us in New York who believe our drug laws need serious reform.
The Drug Policy Alliance brought together a coalition of patients, healthcare providers, and organizations – called Compassionate Care NY – to help pass the law and alleviate the suffering of thousands of seriously ill and disabled New Yorkers. But the work continues and the stakes are high.
The implementation process has been slow, and the new regulations outline an overly restrictive system, underscoring the need for continued advocacy. The Drug Policy Alliance is leading an organized, sustained campaign to represent the interests of patients and promote sound public policy.
How New York’s medical marijuana law is implemented will directly impact patients and their families and could determine the future of the marijuana industry in the state. Together with a network of allied organizations, we are fighting for broad scale reform in New York, shifting drug policy away from the criminal justice system and towards a public health and safety approach. DPA’s medical marijuana work dates back to California’s Proposition 215 in 1996, the country’s first medical marijuana law.
As the nation’s leading organization fighting for an end to the war on drugs, the Drug Policy Alliance is deeply committed to reforming marijuana policies across the country and ultimately ending marijuana prohibition. Our vision requires a deep commitment from people who care about good policy, including the marijuana industry.
Join us on June 4 for high-level networking and lively discussion, where we will lay out the future of marijuana policy reform in New York and ask you to support DPA’s ongoing campaign.