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Staci Gruber
Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, Director, Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program at McLean Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Robert Blendon
Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Paul Demko
Cannabis Editor, POLITICO

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Presented jointly with POLITICO

Andrew Freedman
Co-Founder and Partner, Freedman & Koski; former Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado

In the last decade, Americans’ relationship with cannabis has transformed: today, dozens of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use and American farmers can grow hemp on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, shoppers can find cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from cannabis but does not produce a “high” like marijuana, in everything from oils to vapes, chocolate bars, cosmetics—even dog treats. Some say CBD can relieve stress, pain, anxiety, and more, with no side effects. But the evidence for many of these claims is limited, and state and federal laws around the sale of CBD are still evolving. Drawing on a newly-released poll by POLITICO and the Harvard Chan School, this Forum examined public attitudes toward CBD products and recreational marijuana. Panelists examined how research studies of both recreational and medical marijuana offer insights into the current debate. They also discussed the current state of policy and research regarding recreational marijuana in particular, and consider various solutions that have emerged to understand and regulate these rapidly growing industries.

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David Grelotti
Medical Director, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

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He is a frequent lecturer to attorneys and lawmakers about the constitutional issues presented by federal and state cannabis laws and has brought legal actions on behalf of individuals and activist groups challenging the scheduling of cannabis under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Elizabeth started her career in NYC politics as a legislative representative for the Mayor’s office working on land use, zoning issues, concessions, franchises, and government contracts. She worked with the NYC Council, unions and community leaders on may quality of life issues including the first domestic partner law and wholesale market regulations designed to root out corruption.

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Andrew Schriever is an attorney who helps clients develop their cannabis businesses and is a writer and frequent lecturer in this field, having presented on cannabis law, regulation and industry practices to multiple bar associations, municipal officials and trade associations. Andrew is also Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Cuddy & Feder LLP, one of Westchester’s premier law firms, where his practice also includes business and real estate litigation, arbitration and mediation. In 2019, Andrew was selected to work with Judges and Court staff to draft new rules for a new mediation program that is now in place for five County Courthouses in the Hudson Valley. Andrew also has a long history of working with non-profit organizations aimed at community betterment and social justice, having served as President of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, Vice President of the Greenburgh Nature Center, Board Legal Counsel for RiverArts, Vice President and Treasurer of the Westchester County Bar Association, a Delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation, and a member of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee. Andrew is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School, with an MA from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Also a lifelong musician, in his “off” time, Andrew plays guitar, banjo, and piano with his band at local music venues and festivals.