- New York Legalization of Cannabis Impact on Communities? – Queens, NY (Feb 2) Host: NYS Senator James Sanders Jr., NYS Senator Leroy Comrie & NYS Assemblyman Clyde Vanel. Partnerships: Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Working Families Party &Capalino+Company.
How Will The Legalization of Cannabis Affect YOU?
Join us for a panel discussion and an energized conversation from different perspectives on the potential business opportunities in the cannabis industry and the impact this new law may have in our community. Together we’ll discuss the social, economic, legal, and political pros and cons of the legalization of marijuana. Light refreshments will be served prior to the conversation and Q&A session.
Kevin Sabet (President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana), Bertha Madras (Psychobiology Professor at Harvard Medical School), Dasheeda Dawson (CEO of MJM Strategy), Jacobi Holland (Co-Founder of The Revel), Anthony Posada (Supervising Attorney from Legal Aid Society), Kenny Carter (Executive Director of Father’s Alive In The Hood), AU Hogan (President of Baisley Houses), Andrea Colon (Community Engagement Organizer at Rockaway Youth Task Force) and Lamark Plaskett (Board Op & Promotions for Entercom)
Date & Time: Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Location: BLACK SPECTRUM THEATRE CO. INC. 177-01 Baisley Boulevard Queens, NY 11434
Register for the free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-will-the-legalization-of-marijuana-affect-you-tickets-54730084155
BlackTech Week is back in Miami for our flagship conference, the must-attend conference for Black entrepreneurs and tech professionals!
BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami. BlackTech Week partners with founders, corporations, and the community to create a valuable six-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind. Events will be taking place in Overtown, Little Haiti and other Miami neighborhoods throughout the week. Details about the event will be announced over the coming weeks. Below are our first round of confirmed speakers.
The Black Cannabis Summit is a one day summit that focuses on educating minority entrepreneurs about the huge number opportunities in the Cannabis industry from grow operations and dispensaries to extract production and product manufacturing. Join us in Miami to learn from seasoned industry leaders while they uncover their best business practices and what pitfalls to avoid.
If you’re thinking about going into Cannabis then don’t miss this meeting of the best minds from the West Coast Cannabis scene.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 09, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Location: Space Called Tribe 937 NW 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33136
- DPA Start SMART NY Lobby Day – Albany, NY (Feb 12)
Join the Start SMART NY campaign to lobby in Albany for marijuana legalization rooted in racial, economic, and social justice!Help us tell the Legislature and Governor that marijuana legalization in New York presents a unique and much-needed opportunity to create equity, economic justice, and work to restore communities most damaged by this country’s failed war on drug
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9 am
Location: FREE Transportation to Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12210
The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. (the Association) welcomes you to join us for our 48th Annual Legislative Conference, which convenes February 15-17, 2019 in Albany, New York. This annual statewide event allows The Association to raise scholarship funds for the educational advancement of minority youth.
The following events are complimentary and included with registration:
Women’s Empowerment Brunch
Youth Summit (18 and under)
Young Professionals Reception Network (21 & over)
Date & Time: Friday, February 15, 2019 – Sunday, February 17, 2019
Location: Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street Albany, NY 12207
Accelerate Cannabis is a premier educational and networking event for anyone interested in cannabis to learn about the New Jersey market and meet their peers from around the country. It also presents an opportunity for representatives of the nation’s top cannabis firms and brands interested in breaking into New Jersey.
Date & Time: February 19, 2019 5pm–9pm
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street Newark, NJ 07102
Tickets: Use the promo code ACWEEDHEAD50 for a $50 discount: https://acceleratecannabis.com/#register
- The Business of Cannabis Mini Summit – Brooklyn, NY (Feb 23)
This event will bring national, regional and local expert speakers from medical clinicians, grassroots health organizers to elected officials, attorneys and cannabis/hemp entrepreneurs together for a day of panel discussions and workshop experiences bringing the education and information to the community. These leaders in the industry will address how to invest in and launch a cannabis/hemp business, laws governing the cannabis/hemp industry and the role cannabis/hemp in self-care and community wellness and more.
The conference aims to amplify and help fix what is a clear problem: Too few people of color are critically involved in what is, by turns, a growing and profitable cannabis/hemp marketplace and a healthcare sector struggling to ensure that patients of color are served by culturally competent cannabis/hemp vendors.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church 279 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238