U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will deliver a noon keynote address on Monday, Sept. 21, at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit, taking place at the Wyndham New Yorker in New York City, Sept. 21-22.

New York State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) will also speak at the Summit, delivering the morning keynote on Tuesday, Sept 22. Other speakers will include two of the first licensed medical marijuana providers in the state of New York.

NCIA’s Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit looks to provide a platform for cannabis business professionals throughout the East Coast - including New York’s emerging medical marijuana market - to discuss best business practices and patient care, while also building a regional community and gaining valuable education on relevant policy issues.

Senator Gillibrand is an original sponsor of the CARERS Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow patients access to medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear of federal prosecution and open up new avenues for research into marijuana’s medical potential. She will be the first sitting U.S. Senator to address a major cannabis industry event.

Senator Savino was instrumental in passing the New York Compassionate Care Act last year and getting New York’s medical marijuana program implemented.

Discussion topics during the two-day Summit will include:

  • Industry and Reform Updates
  • Patient Care
  • Cultivation Management
  • Investment and Finance
  • Accounting
  • Retail Management
  • Infused and Extracted Products
  • Legal Issues

For a  full schedule, head to the Summit's site here.