THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018


PROGRAM HOST: BETTY ALDWORTH | Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy

8:30 - 9:00 am | Registration

9:00 - 9:30 am | Breakfast and Networking with Industry Professionals

9:30 - 10:00 am| Welcome & Opening Remarks

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno

Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

10:00 - 11:00 am | Medical Session

Introduction to Cannabis & Tri-state Medical Programs (1.0 CLE*)

Dr. Bernie Lee, Associate Chief Medical Officer, MJHS, Hospice & Palliative Care

Patricia Heer, Esq., Duane Morris

Followed by Q & A

11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Panel of Industry Experts

NYS Compassionate Care Act and proposed amendments (2.0 CLE++)

Cristina Buccola, Esq., Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC

Edmund DeVeaux, Executive Vice President, Burton Trent

Hillary Peckham, COO, Etain

Leslie Hoffman, Harmony Dispensary

Followed Q & A

12:30 - 1:30 pm | Lunch Sponsored by Duane Morris

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Keynote Speaker

Regulating Adult Use (1.0 CLE*) with Shaleen Title, Commissioner

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Conversation / Interactive Q & A

Shanita Penny, President, Minority Cannabis Business Association

3:00 - 3:30 pm | Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:30 pm | Panel of Activists & Policy Makers

Overview of Adult Use Legislation in New York & New Jersey (2.0 CLE*)

Christoper Alexander, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance

Malik Burnett, MD, MBA, MPH, Managing Director of Prevision Strategies & Analytics

Senator Liz Krueger, Ranking Democratic Member, 28th District

Amol Sinha, Executive Director, ACLU NJ


Once the first day of learning is over, join us for the after party and a fundraiser with incredible food and drinks and company. Please come ready to give towards some of favorite non-profit organizations!

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018



9:00 - 9:30 am | Breakfast Sponsored by MJM Strategy | Opening Remarks by Dasheeda Dawson

9:30 am - 11:30 am | Finance Panel

Follow the Money: Demystifying the Art of Investing in Cannabis (2.0 CLE*)

Jeanne Sullivan, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer, Sullivan Adventures LLC

Abner Kurtin, Founder, JM10 Partners

Andi Goldman, Esq., Principal, Equitas Partners Fund & ABG Advisory

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Insurance Session

Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers (1.0 CLE*)

Rebecca Greenberg, Esq., Partner, The Greenberg Law Firm

12:30 - 2:00 pm | Litigation Lunch

Litigation Lunch: Cannabis Strategies (1.0 CLE*)

David C. Holland, Esq., Holland Litigation followed by Q & A

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Employment Session

Marijuana Matters in the Workplace (1.0 CLE*)

Amy Epstein Gluck, Esq., Partner, FisherBroyles LLP

3:00 - 4:00 pm | Intellectual Property Session

Protecting Your Cannabis Intellectual Property (1.0 CLE*)

Karen Bernstein, Esq., Principal, Berstein IP

4:00 - 4:15 pm | Coffee Break

4:15 - 5:15 pm | Ethical Considerations

Retainers and Disclaimers (1.0 CLE: Ethics Credit*)

Heather Burke, Esq., Greenspoon Marder LLP

5:15 - 5:30 pm | Closing Remarks by Mannada

Thank You & Recognition to Sponsors

*Accreditation provided by National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, an accredited NY, NJ, PA & CT CLE Provider. The Cannabis Law Summit is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. All CLE credits, except as noted, are approved for NY, NJ, PA & CT.

++Please note: PA and CT only get 1.5 CLE for New York Compassionate Care Act and proposed amendments. All other sessions provide equal CLE credits for NY, NJ, PA & CT.

Thank you to our sponsors & Speakers

NYC Cannabis Law Summit Flyer.pdf