Michigan student groups host cannabis forum

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two student groups at the University of Michigan are hosting a forum to raise awareness regarding the burgeoning cannabis industry in Michigan on Dec. 3 at the Ross School of Business.

Green Wolverine and Students for Sensible Drug Policy hope to get students connected with community leaders on the importance of cannabis from the perspective of medicine, business and policy.

A proposal to decriminalize recreational marijuana in Michigan will be on the ballot in the 2018 election, so the Michigan Cannabis Leaders Summit will address key issues regarding the legalization campaign and its various implications for business, public health and civic engagement.

Green Wolverine and Students for Sensible Drug Policy are both at the forefront at the University of Michigan in engaging students in issues pertaining to cannabis. Green Wolverine is a new club that seeks to introduce students to the business component of the cannabis industry.

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter at Michigan, part of a larger international organization, encompasses all areas of drug reform and other related issues such as criminal justice. Together, these two student groups intend to collectively address how college students can get involved in the many facets of the cannabis industry.

Confirmed attendees include state Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D – Ann Arbor), former state Rep. Jeff Irwin, and Stephen Goldner, an adviser to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Additional attendees will come from various professions in law, science, and business.

The event will include a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, live music, and networking. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Robertson Auditorium, located inside the Ross premises.



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