Talking Cannabis With Community & Families Forum November 17th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Oct 27, 2021 | Events, Resources, Upcoming Events

Forum: Talking About Cannabis With Family & Community

For October 17th Virtual NYCCIA-HVCIA Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM


Now that adult use cannabis is legal in New York, it’s more important than ever to have open, honest conversations in our families and our communities about what this all means.  This includes breaking down and correcting years of stigma and misinformation, while also recognizing and addressing legitimate community concerns about the time, place and manner in which cannabis businesses will operate and how best to talk to our kids about cannabis.

Join NYCCIA and HVCIA’s very own Martha McDermott, as she moderates a distinguished panel featuring:

Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, who has served in Law Enforcement for 34 Years.  Chief Sinagra is responsible for providing police services to a community of 23,000 spread over an area of 60 square miles.  He holds a BA in Criminal Justice, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College.  He is also  a  2008 graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 233, as well as Accreditation Assessor and member of the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services Accreditation Program.  Chief Sinagra also serves as President of the Mid-Hudson Association of Chiefs of Police and 2nd Vice-President of the New York State Association of  Chiefs of Police.

Channa Comer, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Baruch College, with an M.S. in Education from The City College of New York, who is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Education Leadership.  Channa is a master STEM educator who has been teaching since 2007, who has served as a school-based teacher leader, an out-of-school time curriculum director, STEM club founder, STEM instructional coach, teacher mentor, professional learning facilitator, and adjunct instructor.  Channa was profiled in the book Teach Like a Champion 2.0 by Doug Lemov, and has been featured in local and national media.

Camila Hayter, a Substance Abuse Counselor and Clinical Coordinator at Ken Seeley Communities in Palm Springs, California for 4 facilities (detox, residential, outpatient and primary mental health inpatient),which has been featured for more than 10 years on the Emmy-winning show Intervention on A&E.  Cami began her career as an Addiction Counselor with the Betty Ford Clinic in California and she holds a Master’s in Health Care.

Note that registration is now closed for this event.  Please also note that the meeting will be recorded and that video and images of the meeting may be used on our website.

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Let’s keep the conversation going.  We look forward to seeing you!

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations