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Cannabis Legalization in New York State: Selected Issues

SKU: CAN1500
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1 - 2
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This CLE course will focus on the movement towards cannabis legalization in New York through the end of the 2018-2019 legislative session, culminating in the failure of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. It will examine key issues that emerged as conflict points in the negotiations to finalize the language of the legislation. It will examine regulatory models for the cannabis market and the role of local government, focusing, in particular, on the contemplated relationship between New York State and New York City.

Lecturer Bio

Noah Potter, Esq.

Noah Potter, Esq. has been practicing law as a commercial litigator in New York City since 2000. He became a drug policy reform advocate while an undergraduate political science student in 1993, and studied the evolution of the federal drug control bureaucracy. He is of counsel to the Hoban Law Group, former chair and current member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drugs and the Law, author of the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law blog (and creator of the term “psychedelic law”), an organizer of the New York City Cannabis Parade, and a media commentator. In 2018, he assisted the Denver mushroom decriminalization campaign in selecting the language for the ballot initiative.

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