NY MJBA June 17 Meetup at LAIR Features Craig Silver of Garden State Dispensary

  • June 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM

The NY Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) is pleased to announce a new home and format for our monthly meetups.

LAIR Lounge and Restaurant at 201 Lafayette St. is conveniently located in the Soho/Nolita area.  It embodies a chic lounge, restaurant and private event space all in one. LAIR is the new home of MJBA's monthly NYC meetups on the 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning TONIGHT, June 17.  Hope to see you there!

Here's the agenda for Tuesday, June 17:

NOTE:  Our Sponsor, MarijuanaDoctors.com, will be giving away FREE goodies to all attendees tonight!

 7:00 pm -- Registration / Cash Bar

 7:30 pm -- Featured Speaker # 1: Craig Silver, Executive Director of New Jersey's Garden State Dispensary

 7:50 pm -- Break / Cash Bar

 8:00 pm -- Featured Presenter:  MarijuanaDoctors.com

 8:20 pm -- Break / Cash Bar

 8:30 pm -- NY Marijuana Business Association 

 8:50 pm --  Break / Cash Bar

 9:00 pm -- Update on NYS General Assembly  Compassionate Care Act 

  9:15 pm --  Networking/ Cash Bar until ???

On Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm, please join us for a special presentation by Craig Silver, the Executive Director of the Garden State Dispensary in New Jersey.  Craig Silver's group also collectively owns and operates eight dispensaries in Colorado.

The New York State General Assembly's House of Representatives passed medical marijuana legislation on May 27 as it has done five times in the past seven years. In the next two weeks, we are hopeful that the NY Senate will also pass the bill which would then go to Governor Cuomo to sign into law.  With medical marijuana on the verge of becoming legal in New York, Craig Silver will be making a powerpoint presentation detailing the challenges that he faced in New Jersey in opening one of the state's first dispensaries, as well as pointing out the pitfalls to avoid.

Following Craig Silver's presentation, both MarijuanaDoctors.com and the NY Marijuana Business Association will be making presentations.  

With all the shennanigans that have been taking place the past week in Governor Cuomo's office, we've added an update on the status of the New York State General Assembly's effort to pass the CCA legislation -- and how you can help.

Finally, after our formal presentations, this will become an informal networking event with an open bar.  Lair will host us for as long as you'd like to stay with plenty of food and drinks available!

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  • Michael

    Great Meeting but No A/C wow...

    June 18

    • Don

      Lair told us yesterday was the first time they had turned on the A/C this year -- and two of the three units were not working. That will obviously be resolved, or we will be somewhere else on July 15.

      June 18

  • Don

    Terrific meetup last night with a packed house! Really enjoyed the presentations by Craig Silver of the Garden State Dispensary and John Nicolazzo of MarijuanaDoctors.com. Special thanks to Doug Greene of Empire State NORML, Adam Scavone of the NY Cannabis Alliance and especially Noah Potter of the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law blog, for an empassioned update on the status of the NY State Compassionate Care Act (CCA).

    2 · June 18

  • Stu Z.

    Great lineup of speakers and nice to meet all the guests who were there.

    June 18

  • Emerging Industries C.

    Enjoyed the Meetup. Very informative

    June 18

  • Niani T.

    Excellent event, informative and inspiring

    June 18

  • GramercyGal

    Sorry, last minute changes caused me to miss this again! Hopefully next time!

    June 18

  • MarkT

    Apologies I'm out of state at the moment. Hope to make it along next time!

    June 17

  • Emerging Industries C.

    see you guys there.

    1 · June 16

  • Jessica L.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 16

  • Niani T.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. This is my first Meet-Up event

    3 · June 5

    • John N.

      Welcome Niani, the venue will be great and we are still trying to spread the word. Do you have any friends in the area you can share this page with that also may want to meetup at the event? We will have FREE swag for all that help us spread the word!

      1 · June 11

  • Scott G.

    Wow! Phenomenal venue! Can't wait!

    1 · June 10

  • John N.

    Can't wait till the event!!! Great Venue!

    3 · June 10

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