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The New Cannabis Law: Business, Ethics, Crime

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Date Published

May 18, 2021


Monroe County Bar Association


Business, Criminal, Ethics, Professional Practice


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Panelists will discuss the legislative intent of the law and provide an overview of the Office of Cannabis Management. The social equity features of the law will be explored as well as the allocation of the anticipated revenue. Panelists will also examine the sorts of business opportunities the new regulatory structure provides and explore the ethical implications of providing advice to cannabis businesses in the face of federal prohibition. Finally, the program will provide a brief overview of changes in the criminal law included in the MRTA, including provisions for the expungement of criminal records.

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Axel Bernabe, Esq.

AXEL BERNABE, ESQ., is Assistant Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, overseeingall legal and policy deliberations in the... Read More

T. Andrew Brown, Esq.

T. ANDREW BROWN, ESQ., is founder and managing partner of Brown Hutchinson LLP.A 29-year member of the State Bar... Read More

Jeremy Cooney, Esq.

SEN. JEREMY COONEY, ESQ., grew up in the City of Rochester and graduated fromRochester City School District before... Read More

Jason Klimek, Esq.

JASON KLIMEK, ESQ., is a tax attorney at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP and a member of thefirm's Cannabis Practice Group. Jason... Read More

Jill Paperno, Esq.

JILL PAPERNO, ESQ., is the first assistant public defender in the Monroe County PublicDefender's Office. She is also the... Read More

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