“Empire State of Cannabis: Model Legislations and Adult-Use Legalization in 2021,”



Wednesday, January 27, 12:10 p.m.-1 p.m.



Vicente Sederberg LLP, a leading national firm with a New York office, has helped governments and businesses shape, implement, and navigate cannabis laws and regulations for more than a decade

Leaders of Gov. Cuomo’s cannabis policy team will join VS Counsel Elliot Choi for a NYSBA webinar January 27 to provide updates on Empire State cannabis policy and legalization proposals

NEW YORK — As New York and New Jersey move toward adopting and implementing adult-use legalization policies, respectively, attorneys and policy specialists from Vicente Sederberg LLP (VS) are available to provide commentary and analysis on cannabis policy developments and related issues.

VS has been shaping, implementing, and navigating cannabis laws and regulations in the U.S. for over a decade, and leaders of its New York office are currently working with policymakers, regulators, businesses, and other stakeholders in New York and New Jersey.

VS team members have extensive experience with all types of cannabis policies (adult-use/legalization, medical cannabis, and hemp), and their areas of focus include:

  • policy development and implementation;
  • business licensing;
  • social equity policies;
  • regulations, compliance, and public health/safety matters;
  • corporate law;
  • local entrepreneurship and small business matters;
  • land use and zoning;
  • criminal justice implications; and
  • taxes (rates, earmarking, etc.) and economic matters (market size, job creation, etc.)

See below for short biographies of the firm and some of the team members available to provide insights. All sources can be reached via VS Communications Advisor Mason Tvert at mason@vsstrategies.com or 720-213-9048.

On January 27, VS counsel Elliot Choi will moderate a New York State Bar Association webinar featuring two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top officials working on cannabis policy issues. Norman Birenbaum, who serves as director of cannabis programs for the New York State Executive Chamber and president of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), will provide an overview of CANNRA’s objectives and how they could affect cannabis legislation and regulations in New York and the Northeast. Axel Bernabe, Assistant Counsel for Health to Gov. Cuomo, will provide medical cannabis and hemp policy updates and discuss what is next for adult-use legalization in the Empire State.


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