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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
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Wednesday, April 10 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Future of Cannabis: A Headlining Conversation about Legalization NOW OPEN

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This prime-time panel will take a candid look at the entrepreneurial, social, and political opportunities and challenges that accompany legalization from both a national perspective as well as a Virginia lens. The conversation will feature some of the marijuana world’s leading voices: Jane West, known as “The Martha Stewart of Cannabis” and the architect of networking megagroup Women Grow; Steve Hawkins, Executive Director of powerhouse advocacy group the Marijuana Policy Project; Hope Wiseman, a financial analyst turned small-town cannabis entrepreneur—not to mention the country’s youngest black female dispensary owner—and John Hudak, a Brookings Institute research and policy expert and the author of Marijuana: a Short History. It all adds up to a memorable evening about America’s buzziest industry, one that will impact our cities in myriad ways big and small in the 21st century.

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Moderators
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John Hudak

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
John Hudak is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and Deputy Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution. His research examines campaigns and election, regulation, bureaucratic process, and cannabis policy. He is the author of the 2016 book... Read More →

Speakers
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Jenn Michelle Pedini

Executive Director, Virginia NORML
Jenn Michelle Pedini is the development director for NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and serves as the executive director of Virginia NORML. Regarded as the foremost expert on Virginia marijuana policy, Jenn Michelle successfully expanded the state’s... Read More →
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Steven Hawkins

Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Foundation
Steven Hawkins is Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the most effective organization in the United States advancing legalization of cannabis for adult use and medical treatment. He has held a number of leadership positions within the nonprofit sector, including Executive... Read More →
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Jane West

CEO, Jane West
Jane West is the CEO of the eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand Jane West, where she designs and develops products, accessories, and home goods that invite mainstream consumers to experience the benefits of cannabis and take part in the legal lifestyle. She is also the founder of ... Read More →
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Hope Wiseman

Founder, Mary and Main
Born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Hope Wiseman has always been passionate about serving her community. In 2014, Hope Wiseman graduated with an economics degreefrom the illustrious Spelman College. On campus, Hope was known for her exceptional leadership skills... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

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