Join registered medical marijuana patients, their family members and caregivers, medical professionals, and supporters of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we all listen and learn why the year 2019 is going to be the “Year of the Medical Marijuana Patient” from a variety of different perspectives. Learn why a variety of factors are shaping the year 2019 to be a major year for medical marijuana patients at the state and federal level.
With the Cannabis Control Commission now managing the medical marijuana program, amazing changes to the patient registration process are about to happen and there will be even more to changes to come with a medical marijuana regulatory update planned sometime in April. Some of these changes could include making the medical marijuana program more accessible for communities of color and those most harmed by prohibition. Other possible changes to the medical program include opening up business licensing to encourage accessibility for smaller farmers, businesses, and social equity participants to start medical marijuana patient focused endeavors. At the state level on Beacon Hill, there will also be many new bills introduced around medical use marijuana and we will let everyone know which ones to support and which ones to oppose.
Additionally at the Federal level, the first bi-partisan cannabis reform bill introduced into the 116th House of Representatives by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) was a re-introduction of the Compassionate Access, Research, Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act developed with the help of our national affiliate Americans for Safe Access. The CARERS Act would allow states to develop their own medical marijuana programs without fear of intervention from Federal authorities as well as allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue recommendations for veterans. We are all hopeful 2019 will be the year the CARERS Act passes through Congress. We will give everyone who attends this event information on how to contact their federal senators and representatives about co-signing this important piece of federal legislation.
The moderator of 2019 the Year of the Patient will be Nichole Snow the President of MPAA. Expect our featured speakers to be announced soon! Special guests will include members of the MPAA Advisory Board and also the Development Director of the MPAA Michael Latulippe who also serves as the Registered Qualifying Patient Advisor to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
6:00pm – 6:30pm Networking & Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm Speakers & Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm Networking & Wrap-up
Refreshments will be provided by our sponsors and the MPAA.
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