Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Long Island’s Corporate & Securities Law Firm™ and Corporate & Securities Counsel to the Cannabis Industry™, is excited to announce that Neil M. Kaufman will be moderating a panel discussion at the Long Island Cannabis Coalition’s Cannabis Education with OCM event. Representatives from the New York State Office of Cannabis Management will be in attendance, including Chris Alexander, the Executive Director of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management! 

You can email nkaufman@kaufmanmcgowan.com or smcgowan@kaufmanmcgowan.com if you have any questions about the event!

About Chris Alexander 
From https://cannabis.ny.gov/executive-leadership

“Chris Alexander is the inaugural Executive Director of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management. Appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul in September 2021, he is charged with the implementation and oversight of New York’s cannabinoid hemp, adult-use, and medical cannabis programs. A long-time advocate for social justice, racial equity, and civic engagement; Mr. Alexander is the architect of the Start SMART NY campaign to end marijuana prohibition and the lead drafter of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, New York’s marijuana legalization bill. He is a native of Hollis, Queens and the son of immigrant parents who came to the United States from the Caribbean Island of Grenada.

He has previously worked as the Government Relations & Policy Manager for a multi-state cannabis company, as an Associate Counsel for the New York State Senate and Policy Coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance. He has also worked as a staffer in the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress and has led political campaigns on the state and local level.”

About Neil M. Kaufman 
Neil M. Kaufman is the managing member of Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Long Island’s Corporate & Securities Law Firm™ and Corporate & Securities Counsel to the Cannabis Industry™. He is one of the leading corporate cannabis lawyers in New York and the USA and a fixture of the New York and Long Island corporate and securities legal community. Learn more here!

About the Long Island Cannabis Coalition & the Education with OCM Event on August 16, 2023
The Long Island Cannabis Coalition (LICC) membership consists of small to midsize businesses and cannabis professionals committed to creating a unified cannabis industry. The Long Island Cannabis Coalition is here to help amplify the voices of each local establishment to ensure they are treated fairly and supported in the communities they serve. Long Island is home to one of the most concentrated cannabis communities in the United States for medical and recreational use. The Long Island Cannabis Coalition provides a platform for consumers, decision-makers and Long Island stakeholders to understand the role of cannabis as plant medicine and a powerful enterprise. Learn more here!

Event Info: August 18, 2023 at 6:00pm ET.
                    58 Greenwood Avenue
                    East Islip, New York 11730

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