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"New York State and the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA):
Where We Are and Where We Are Going with Tremaine Wright"
Tremaine Wright, Chair
New York State Cannabis Control Board

Tremaine Wright discusses how NYS will implement the framework of the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) related to licenses; usage of tax revenue; expungement provisions and racial justice; how social equity provisions will be addressed in getting licenses and starting businesses; and how medical programs and licensing could expand within the framework of MRTA.

Tremaine S. Wright is a former member of the New York State Assembly who thereafter served as the first Director of the DFS Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. Ms. Wright is an attorney, entrepreneur, small business owner and activist who is a second- generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident invested in preserving the rich legacy of her community and building a strong foundation for the future. She has dedicated her career to empowering and creating opportunities for her neighbors and her community.

Presented November 4, 2021, at CWCBExpo New York, Javits Convention Center

"Keynote: In Conversation with Christopher “CJ” Wallace - with Dan Harris"

Christopher “CJ” Wallace, social entrepreneur, actor, art director and social justice advocate. He is the co-founder of Think BIG and Frank White brands, both inspired by his dedication to understanding and expanding his late father Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace’s legacy. Through conversations with family and friends, CJ learned that his dad and mom R&B singer Faith Evens, both had used cannabis as a tool to unlock creativity and it also helped his dad connect to their signature flow. CJ instinctively used cannabis to fuel his creativity as an actor but he also saw the same plant help his younger brother, Ryder, in his struggles with autism. Think BIG and Frank White were born out of CJ’s belief in the potential of cannabis to empower, heal, and inspire.

Presented November 4, 2021, at CWCBExpo New York, Javits Convention Center

Dan Harris is an author, podcaster, and entrepreneur. For 21 years, he worked as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, hosting such shows as Nightline and the Weekend editions of Good Morning America. Dan has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and producing investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Amazon. After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan discovered meditation and then wrote the best-selling book “10% Happier” as a way to encourage fellow skeptics to give the practice a shot. After that first book, Dan launched the Ten Percent Happier app, wrote a second book, and started a podcast where he interviews celebrities, entrepreneurs, authors, scientists, and meditation teachers about how to do life better.

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