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Join Jessica Gonzalez, Laury Lucien, Dasheeda Dawson, and Jason Ortiz for a discussion of state level cannabis equity initiatives from both established equity programs and newly legalized states. This CLE will examine equity policy considerations on both the statutory level and the regulatory level, and will inform attorneys and non-attorneys alike what to look for when reading, drafting or recommending policy language, how to engage policy makers and shed light on equity successes, failures and pitfalls to avoid.
|Oregon HB 3112 (163 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Connecticut HB06377 Introduced (195.8 KB)||Available after Purchase|
As a cannabis attorney, Jessica Gonzalez assists cannabis clients navigate 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.
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.
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.