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Regulating Marijuana in California

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
April 7, 2016
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

If Californians vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, what kind of regulatory framework would best accommodate the state’s differing policy goals? And what can we learn from the experiences of Colorado and Washington, the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana? PPIC research director Patrick Murphy will provide an overview of a new report that addresses these questions, and a panel of experts will discuss the challenges of marijuana legalization.


11:45 a.m. Registration

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Kellie Longo, government affairs associate, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Patrick Murphy, director of research and senior fellow, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrick Murphy
John Carnevale, president, Carnevale Associates, LLC
Rick Garza, director, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Lewis Koski, deputy senior director, Colorado Department of Revenue

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

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