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Social Equity in the Real World

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CLI2022 On-Demand
Social Equity
Jessica F. Gonzalez, Esq. |  Laury Lucien, Esq. |  Jason Ortiz |  Shaleen Title, Esq.
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


This panel will provide real life practical solutions to the question the cannabis industry faces: how do we level the playing field in a highly regulated, highly competitive industry? We will discuss how to practically implement social equity efforts beyond what states and municipalities have been offering and discuss recommendations for federal legalization. Can we provide meaningful support systems to assist applicants with capital, technical assistance, mentorship, and the technical training critical to the success of an applicant's business?

From evolving technology to setting up incubator programs to creating co-working facilities and training modules, this program will detail the challenges and successes with existing social equity initiatives, and provide solutions and practical steps that governments, services professionals, and business owners can take to level the playing field for communities most harmed by the prohibition of cannabis.



This program is eligible for 1 hours of General CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

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The on-demand version of this webinar is eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, CA, CO, GA, HI, IL, NJ, NM, NY, ND, PA, TX, VT. Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees.

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Jessica F. Gonzalez, Esq.'s Profile

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Rudick Law Group, PLLC

As a cannabis attorney, Jessica Gonzalez assists cannabis clients navigating the legal cannabis and hemp industry in the tristate area. She has counseled start up and medium sized cannabis/CBD companies on various matters, including corporate entity set-up, state and local compliance, private offering documents and applications for state cannabis licenses. Jessica also counsels corporate and individual clients on intellectual property procurement, prosecution, protection and enforcement for domestic and international trademarks. As cannabis advocate, Jessica has presented on both the municipal and state level on topics such as social justice/social equity, IP protection, cannabis legislation, state and federal banking and state cannabis licensing.

Laury Lucien, Esq.'s Profile

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EvoLucien Cannabis

Laury is a marijuana attorney, professor, entrepreneur, and transformational speaker. Laury was born in Boston and raised in Petionville, Haiti. A bright student, Laury was a senior in high school by the age of 15. She moved to Massachusetts during her senior year of high school and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from UMass Amherst and a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Laury spent over a decade studying various martial arts disciplines, religious doctrines, and spiritual philosophies. She attributes much of her success to the personal development habits she cultivated through those disciplines, doctrines, and philosophies.


Laury wears many hats! She sits on the Cannabis Advisory Board for the Cannabis Control Commission, serving on the Market Participation subcommittee and Public Safety and Community Mitigation subcommittee. Laury is the Founder and Primary Educator of the Legally Great Academy, LLC. She created the Legally Great Academy to transform the world by elevating human consciousness through education, coaching, mentoring, and community. Laury is the founding member of a co-located marijuana retailer, marijuana product manufacturer, and marijuana delivery operator in Massachusetts. She is an adjunct professor at both Suffolk University Law School and Clark University where she teaches Cannabis Law. She is the host of the Laury Lucien Podcast, a podcast that intersects business and spirituality. She is a founding member and CEO of EvoLucien Cannabis, her family-owned cannabis brand. She is a co-founder of 67 Degrees Brewing, a craft brewery and taste room in Franklin, MA.


Laury is passionate about helping entrepreneurs navigate heavily-regulated industries. She helped over 15 people obtain their certifications for Economic Empowerment Priority status in Massachusetts. She provided training and technical support to participants in the Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program. In law school, she participated in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic where she represented clients in a wide range of business disputes and intellectual property matters. Laury believes that knowledge is liberating, so she consistently hosts events or sits on panels to provide information to those who would not otherwise access it. 

Jason Ortiz's Profile

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Executive Director

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

Jason got his Bachelors degree in Public and Community Engagement from the University of Connecticut. He has been fighting to end the war on drugs since he first heard the words “School to prison pipeline”. He has worked on a number of progressive campaigns, both issue-based and electoral, with victories electing Strong Progressives to the School Board of Durham North Carolina, and changing drug policy law in CT. Currently, he is the President of the Minority Cannabis Business Assocaition.