PERMA’s Fall Education Conference will be held Thursday, October 28 and Friday October 29 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino. On Friday, newly elected Chair of the Cannabis Control Board, Tremaine S. Wright will present an overview of the New York State Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) and particular impacts on local governments. Wright is a former member of the New York State Assembly who thereafter, served as the first Director of the DFS Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. Ms. Wright is an attorney, entrepreneur, small business owner and activist who is a second-generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident invested in preserving the rich legacy of her community and building a strong foundation for the future.

In addition to the MRTA overview, this session will discuss the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) it’s role providing the licenses to cultivators, processors, distributors and dispensaries to grow and sell cannabis. This is a highly anticipated session reviewing the underlining principles governing the new cannabis industry of New York state and the regulatory framework that will protect public health and safety, while promoting social equity and economic development.