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    Brian Malkin Co-Chairs NYSBA’s New Committee on Cannabis Law and its First Legislative CLE in New York

    Arent Fox FDA Counsel Brian Malkin, co-founder and Co-Chair for the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law, is proud to present the Committee’s first legislative CLE program, held in New York’s legislative capital, Albany, New York on May 22. 

    The inaugural legislative program features two hot topics, New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program and Industrial Hemp Agriculture, Markets, and Research. The program features distinguished speakers and leaders from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office, the New York State Legislature, the New York Department of Health (including its Director), Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, and the New York Department of Agriculture an Markets, as well as a leading hemp researcher at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and one of the first hemp growers under the State’s hemp research program.

    Brian is looking forward to exploring these topics in a collaborative setting with ample time for networking and Q&A discussion after the initial presentations.

    Please join him in the ongoing dialogue as the Committee works toward developing a legislative plan for helping New York State and the country address these important topics. The CLE will qualify for 3 credits and is available live and via webcast. The venue, the New York Bar Center, has been described as “…one of the neatest architectural achievements in the country…it is a sophisticated triumph in the most delicate, complex and poorly understood art of the environment: urban design.”

    Learn more about the program and register here. 

    For those who are interested in hemp, a Hemp Forum will be held at the Legislative Office Building, Room 711A, Albany, sponsored by Senator Thomas F. O’Mara and Assemblywomen Donna Lupardo. The forum will feature presentations from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cornell’s Industrial Hemp Plant Breeding Project. This event is open to the legislature and members of the public.