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Cannabis – Growing like a Weed

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cannabis, Marijuana, Pot, Weed, Grass – Whatever you call it, it’s big business and its heading to a town near you.  Is Cannabis a gateway drug or does it heal the damage caused by opioids in the brain?  Whether you embrace it or fear it, this 12.4 billion dollar industry is booming and you won’t want to miss this panel presentation moderated by Mark F. Bernstein, Princeton ‘83 , Senior Writer for PAW and author of the recent article “Growing like a Weed”.

Our panelists include Andrew Salini, Princeton University ‘06, who left Wall Street and now works as Chief Operating Officer of Verde Natural, a cannabis cultivator with 25,000 sq. feet of growing fields, labs and cutting rooms in Denver Colorado.  Hear from Andrew about the culture of Cannabis and the stores (which in Denver outnumber the total of Starbucks and McDonalds combined) that mimic your local wine shop, with friendly, knowledgeable staff who pair cannabis to the user as wine to food discussing the strains of the plants healing and hallucinogenic properties.

And just like alcohol, the Cannabis industry is suffering from it’s own “prohibition” and confusing regulations. The legislation and laws governing its medicinal and recreational sales and compliance for investing are not for the faint of heart. We are lucky to have two of the industries most talented attorneys join the discussion to add their knowledge and insight into the future of the industry.

Allison Margolin, Columbia University ‘91 and Harvard Law ’02 graduate known as “LA’s Dopest Attorney,” talks about the burgeoning opportunities and pitfalls of the growing cannabis industry in which she specializes at her Beverly Hills firm Margolin & Lawrence.

Neil Kaufman, Binghamton ‘81, Managing Member, Kaufman & Associates, LLC, Corporate & Securities Counsel to the Legal Cannabis Industry.   Neil Kaufman combines 33 years of practicing corporate and securities law at the highest levels with extensive experience and passion for the cannabis industry  participating in more than $300 million of cannabis-industry financing transactions.

This event is proudly co-sponsored by The Princeton Club of New York and the Princeton Association of New York (PANYC)

Free for members, $15 for guests


June 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm