Ross Hofherr will moderate and and Meaghan Feenan will join the panel for the Greater Rochester Chamber Cannabusiness webinar being held on October 21. 

A description of the program from the Chamber website is below:

What does New York’s recent legalization of cannabis mean for workplaces, the state’s regulatory framework and the Greater Rochester economy?

Greater Rochester Chamber continues the community conversation on the economic legalization of recreational marijuana in New York.

Join us for a moderated conversation with our friends in Canada for best practices, and lessons learned during their pre- and post-legalization periods. We’ll hear about the experiences of cannabis production and retail taking root in Hamilton, and from representatives of the Canadian cannabis sector about the ups and downs of birthing an entirely new industry.

The moderated Q&A session will cover the following:

Success Stories:

Job creation & business opportunities
Integration of cannabis growers/retailers into employer community/chamber
Tax revenue for city and state
Police/justice system resources spent elsewhere
Opportunities for agriculture sector

Political maneuvering between city & province (opt-outs allowed, etc.)
Community concerns
Impact on workplaces, road safety & public health
Black market
And More..

Our Panelists:

Keanin Loomis, President & CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
George Smitherman, President & CEO, Cannabis Council of Canada and former Minister of Health and Deputy Premier of Ontario
Karine Cousineau, Director of Government Relations and Sustainability, The Green Organic Dutchman & board member of the Cannabis Council of Canada

Meaghan Feenan, Associate, Cannabis Industry Team, Harris Beach PLLC

Moderated by: Ross Hofherr, Harris Beach (Event Sponsor) – Hofherr, Ross B. | Harris Beach, PLLC – Discover True Engagement