September 26 - September 27
Formal details of the Conference
As of 2019, 34 states, including Washington D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico have legalized cannabis to some capacity. Eleven of those states have now legalized cannabis for adult use.
With Pennsylvania lawmakers, community members and businesses now actively discussing adult use legalization, and both Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman publicly endorsing cannabis legalization, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is excited to participate in this prime opportunity to not only inform Philadelphians on what cannabis legalization means, but to also investigate the scope of these movements at a regional level, where other states with medical marijuana programs and legalization movements play key roles in influencing how Pennsylvania acts.
Dialogue and education makes for a more informed public. To achieve this media outlets must be conscious and understand the nuance, context and dynamics of issues that affect underrepresented communities.
Thus, PABJ is organizing the CannAtlantic Cannabis Conference as an educational opportunity to bring community leaders, policy makers, business owners, journalists, patients and curious minds from across the Mid-Atlantic region to discuss the need for more coverage and education on cannabis legalization and ways to improve the media, and communities, understanding of ongoing movements happening in our region.
Join us, and our growing list of presenting partners, to learn how legalization efforts are underway in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and D.C.
Each presenting partner will give an educational “State of State” report. Attendees will learn about different legalization efforts happening in the region, difficulties and successes community members are facing in the region, how the media is covering legalization in various states and solutions and suggestions on how we can improve and spread our knowledge to highlight issues that continue to go overlooked or underreported — issues that tend to affect minority populations.