Cutting Through the Haze: Marijuana and the Environment
24th Fall Conference
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM MT
In November, 14 states will vote on whether to join 23 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing some form of marijuana. The legalization of adult use and medicinal marijuana presents unique issues of federalism and state/local control. Whether legal or not, protecting the environment in marijuana cultivation has become a critical challenge for state environmental regulation, with marijuana cultivation requiring significant water, energy, and land resources. This panel will offer a mix of perspectives on how states and the marijuana industry can use market and regulatory controls to drive sustainability in marijuana cultivation.
Hilary Bricken, Harris Moure, PLLC, Seattle, WA
Mark Bolton, Senior Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper (CO), Denver, CO
Hon. Rob Bonta, Member, California State Assembly, Oakland, CA
John-Paul Maxfield, Founder and CEO, Waste Farmers, Denver, CO