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For more than a year, New Jersey’s Democratic leaders have worked on a three-pronged strategy to legalize and broaden the use of marijuana in the state.

The first aspect of the strategy is to widen the availability of medical marijuana to more citizens. Second, leaders want to legalize adult use recreational marijuana for those over 21 years of age. The third prong is what leaders call a social justice pact. It means offering records expungement of those convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana. They also plan to give minorities a leg up on investing in the new industry.

This roundtable will take a look at the state of play in this effort, and consider what comes next.

Panel I – Medical marijuana: Gov. Phil Murphy wants to implement new regulations that will expand the number of dispensaries, expand the list of illnesses it can be prescribed for, among other things. This session will look at the new regulations being proposed and how it will impact healthcare in the Garden State.

Panel II – Adult use marijuana and social justice: This panel will look ahead at what’s next – whether or not legalization passes a second vote this spring. We’ll also discuss the plans for expungement and social justice to determine what should be expected.


Panel I:

Jeff Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program, New Jersey Department of Health

Dr. Diane Calello, Executive and Medical Director, New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Jackie Cornell, Chief of Policy and Health Innovations, 1906; Former Principal Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, Inc., Spokesman for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Additional panelist to be named.


Panel II:

Lloyd Freeman, Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Kelli Hykes, Government Relations Director, Weedmaps

Fruqan Mouzon, Of Counsel and Chair of Cannabis Practice Group, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP; Former General Counsel to the New Jersey State Senate Majority

Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana and Affiliated Fellow, Yale University

Additional panelist to be named.


Moderator:

Lee Keough, Editor in Chief, NJ Spotlight


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