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The Cannabis Debate

Cannabis Debate

Voices From the Edge

The ExCollege presents an interactive panel of experts to examine the brave new world of cannabis.

Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00-3:30pm, Distler Hall
20 Talbot Ave., Medford

The Cannabis Debate will feature professionals and scholars from a range of backgrounds, including health, science, law enforcement, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and government regulation. Together, they will explore cannabis as a sociocultural, medical, legal, and political phenomenon. 

Moderator:

  • Ernest Anemone: Attorney, Advisor for the Cannabis Industry; Co-instructor of the current ExCollege course, The Cannabis Debate: The Intersection of Science, Culture, and the Law

Panelists include:

  • Rachael Rollins: Suffolk County District Attorney
  • Shaleen Title: Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
  • John de la Parra: Ethnobotany Research Scientist, MIT Associate of the Harvard University Herbaria; Co-instructor of the current ExCollege course, The Cannabis Debate: The Intersection of Science, Culture, and the Law
  • Aja N. Atwood: CEO and Co-Founder, Trella Technologies, LLC
  • Andrea James: National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
  • Dustin Sulak: Director, Integr8 Health; Co-founder, Healer.com
  • David Art: Professor of Comparative Politics, Tufts University

The event features a two-hour panel and two breakout sessions, in which speakers will host smaller discussions with attendees.

Schedule:

  • Interactive Panel: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Breakout Session 1: 2:15pm-2:45pm
  • Breakout Session 2: 2:50pm-3:20pm

Register for the Cannabis Debate on Eventbrite.

This is the fifth and final installment of the Voices from the Edge lecture series, made possible by the generosity of Sarah and Tom Janover.