The Evolution of Cannabis Legislation: The New Culture of Cannabis Series, Part 1

Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Chicago

Michigan Ross Alumni Club of Chicago

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

May 28, 2020: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Evolution of Cannabis Legislation 


Online Webinar
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Bob Morgan, appointee of the Governor of Illinois to develop and implement a regulatory framework for the use of cannabis, will be discussing a wide array of issues pertaining to the burgeoning cannabis industry. We'll address the road to passage and overview of the legislation, the economic and societal impact, education and testing, taxation, infrastructure, supply chain and distribution, ongoing regulation and criminal justice reform, best practices, and challenges and opportunities.

You can submit questions during registration and during the webinar.


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Deadline: 5/28/2020

Speaker Profiles

Bob Morgan (Speaker)
Partner at Benesch Law Firm

As the first statewide project coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, Bob Morgan was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to develop and implement a regulatory framework for the use of cannabis by eligible patients. While leading the Illinois medical cannabis program, Bob oversaw the efforts of five state agencies and more than 50 employees charged with creating program rules and fees, laboratory testing and database systems, and a selection process for licensed dispensary facilities and cultivation centers. He managed a multimillion-dollar state fund to create and maintain a system of operations, detailed tracking capabilities, policies to assure patient safety, proper enforcement of laws and regulations, and public education campaigns.


Nicole Yelsey, '12