All eyes are on New York’s rollout of Adult Use cannabis, particularly as a state with a very robust legacy market and the terrible history of invasive and racist Stop and Frisk practices. New York, like many states before it, has promised to do right by Social Equity or Justice Involved individuals. But will it?
Since early 2022, NCIA and our DEI Committee has been conducting an ongoing roundtable discussion consisting of multiple national and New York based cannabis social equity and industry organizations to assess and provide feedback regarding rules and regulations.
Getting so many powerful, dedicated, and intelligent voices to the same table and working collaboratively has been a beautiful experience, and we’re looking forward to sharing our findings and progress thus far as we continue to advocate for the foundation of an equitable cannabis industry in New York.
Join us for what will surely be a lively discussion, as we present the official recommendations we have jointly submitted to the New York Office of Cannabis Management. We’ll also be covering the PIES Program, which is an innovative program that draws on the lessons learned from other states to create a streamlined solution with true DEI front and center.
• Learn about NCIA’s New York Social Equity Roundtable, a collaboration of multiple National and New York based cannabis social equity and industry organizations
• Gain insights into how New York is rolling out its Adult Use Cannabis market with regards to Social Equity and Justice Involved individuals
• Understand how our recommendations would impact New York’s market if implemented, and Identify opportunities for organizations and the state agency to work collaboratively
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