Mitch will present a session at the upcoming Western Holiday Seminar hosted by the New York Government Finance Officers’ Association on December 5. His session is titled, “Hemp Legalization: Potential Impacts and Issues for Local Governments.”

The session will focus on:

  • The current status of initiatives in New York to expand the hemp and cannabis industry in New York.
  • Potential legal concerns and challenges for local governments in New York if initiatives expanding the hemp industry are approved.
  • The experience of other states and local governments which have expanded production of and legalized the purchase and use of hemp and hemp by-products.
  • How tax revenues from legalized hemp have materialized.