Careers in Cannabis: Pathways to impact & innovation in a growing industry

Presented by NYU CannaPolicy and Sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

6:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
March 30, 2022
6:30pm - 7:45pm

NYU CannaPolicy and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) present Careers in Cannabis: Pathways to Impact & Innovation in a Growing Industry, a virtual panel with professionals in a range of career areas, who will share their own experiences in the cannabis industry and share advice on how you can get involved. With an ever-growing number of cannabis medical and legalization bills passing across the country, now is the time to consider a career in cannabis where you can have an impact on the future of the industry. Coming out of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, we will be highlighting opportunities for working toward the public good within the cannabis space.



Colleen Mairead Hughes, Consultant with medical cannabis MSOs, Deputy Director of NYC NORML

Aidan Coffey, Cannabis union organizer and rep with UFCW/RWDSU Local 338

Nadir Pearson, Founder of the Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency (SMART), Deputy Director of NJ NORML, East Coast Project Lead for Cannaclusive

Tahir Johnson, Director of Social Equity and Inclusion for the United States Cannabis Council, producer and host of the podcast Cannabis Diversity Report

Abhi Dewan, former government affairs professional turned business consultant with real-world experience in the cannabis, psychedelic and alternative healthcare spaces


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