Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall

Moderated By:

Diane Savino, New York State Senator,


Carlyn S. Buckler, Associate Professor of Practice, Cornell University; Ekaterina Sedia, Associate Professor of Biology, Stockton University; Nadir Pearson, Graduate Student, Brown University; Founder/CEO, SMART (Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency) ; Peter Apicella, Graduate Student, University of Connecticut

This groundbreaking assembly of college professionals and students will highlight and discuss the wave of cannabis and hemp curricula taking hold in many US universities. This town hall assembles educators, deans, students and parents to address the issues surrounding these courses and degrees. To be discussed: 

1. Why should we have a cannabis and hemp curriculum and what is the impact on students and their college career? 

2. Is it an economic opportunity for students to get educated on cannabis and hemp and the business, health, and legal opportunities, etc.? 

3. Should offering a cannabis and hemp curriculum across colleges be just as mainstream as offering any other classes like Political Science, Psychology, Language, etc.?