As the "war on drugs" is now a billion-dollar per year industry the impact of decades of prison to pipeline legislation still devastates communities of color.
Many of the state and federal policies that contain a "social equity" agenda are simply words on paper. This panel will discuss the tactics states have adopted to keep people of color out of the industry along with resolutions. In addition to legal experts, farmers of color will share their challenges of attempting to break into the industry and recommendations. Attendees will leave the session knowledgeable about current equity policy impacts not only on retailers and indoor grow operations but rural communities of color.
This program is eligible for 1 hours of General CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
INCBA webinars are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.
INCBA on demand programs are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.
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|Calif Cannabis Equity Act (0.20 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Hemp-Cannabis Articles (10.92 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|INCBA Social Equity (SE) Meeting Notes (0.02 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|MCBA-Model Legislation (0.39 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Model Municipal Social Equity Ordinances (0.31 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Yvette McDowell INCBA (Draft) Outline (0.10 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Yvette McDowell is an experienced lawyer with 30 years of municipal government experience.
As a former firefighter-paramedic and a retired Emmy Award Winning Assistant City Prosecutor, she brings to the table years of hands on experience. She has a deep respect and value for fair justice and believes that equity is where justice begins and ends. Described by colleagues as relentless, determined and a force to be reckoned with, she balances her tenacious spirit with compassion and empathy.
Yvette is making waves consulting for city and county governments and helping to shape regulation as it pertains to cannabis law.
Her ultimate focus is education and communication. To accomplish this she will work side by side with city and county municipal governments to educate and foster economic growth, as well as bridge the communication gap between local government and the community regarding the cannabis industry.
Yvette is not your typical lawyer. Her dedication to justice and equity is unmatched in her efforts to aid in developing fair regulation that benefits every aspect of the community from economic growth to compassionate treatment of those in need.
Jason got his Bachelors degree in Public and Community Engagement from the University of Connecticut. He has been fighting to end the war on drugs since he first heard the words “School to prison pipeline”. He has worked on a number of progressive campaigns, both issue-based and electoral, with victories electing Strong Progressives to the School Board of Durham North Carolina, and changing drug policy law in CT. Currently, he is the President of the Minority Cannabis Business Assocaition.
Jillian Hishaw has nearly 15 years of professional experience in agriculture. Originally from Kansas City, MO, Hishaw is the Founder & CEO of Hishaw Law LLC; F.A.R.M.S.,., a national nonprofit and author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid."; Hishaw is well-versed in the area of agricultural law, civil rights, estate planning and was recognized as a "Food Changemaker" by Clif Bar Co. Hishaw has been featured in O (Oprah) Magazine, The Atlantic, Vice News, Seniors.com, and more for her work in agriculture. Since 2013 F.A.R.M.S. has provided legal services to farmers of color in the area of civil rights, land protection and estate planning. For the past few years, Hishaw has advocated for farmers of color in the hemp and cannabis space by convening educational workshops for farmers, speaking at conferences, publishing articles, and being actively involved on various committees.
Hishaw is a former state policy Committee member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), writer of “Congress Will Likely Legalize Hemp in the Farm Bill,” published in Civil Eats (Dec. 2018); “HBCUs Underfunded, Hemp Could Change That,” published New Food Economy (June 2018). Hishaw, currently provides technical assistance to cannabis and hemp farmers in the Southeast. For more information about Hishaw please visit www.jillianhishaw.com or www.30000acres.org.
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