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Over 250 attendees at Finger Lakes Community College cannabis symposium

Over 250 people gathered at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) on Saturday to attend the Cannabis Business Incubator Symposium.

The event featured workshops and panels for those looking to get involved in New York’s growing cannabis industry. Jim Rogers, director of Business Development for New York’s Office of Cannabis Management, was the keynote speaker, according to Democrat & Chronicle.

In his speech, Rogers discussed bridging inequities regarding marijuana possession that arose during the decades-long prohibition of the substance. A five-person panel took the stage after Rogers’ speech, where they discussed ways to ensure people who have been disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition can get involved in the new industry.

The theme of education was also prevalent, with Jonathan Keiser, FLCC’s provost and vice president of Academic & Student Affairs, describing the event as a very much in line with the college’s commitment to bolstering the local economy.