Rep. Billy Mitchell hosts first Cannabis and Hemp Symposium

billy-mitchell-
Testingfg of Ads
                                 State Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain)

 

State Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain) recently hosted the first meeting of the Cannabis and Hemp Symposium at the State Capitol. The symposium met to discuss the policies, opportunities and challenges of the cannabis and hemp industry within the state of Georgia.

“As we make changes to our state laws regarding cannabis and hemp, it is important that we keep our communities engaged and informed,” said Mitchell. “The first Cannabis and Hemp Symposium was a success, and I look forward to future meetings as we work to increase public awareness on this industry.”

The program focused on the key themes of safe use and access, cannabis and public policy, new markets and investment opportunities, as well as the importance of minorities in the cannabis and hemp industry. The symposium also featured networking, career, and advocacy opportunities for minorities in this industry.  Additionally, the symposium consisted of discussions with a panel of national advocates, physicians, and activists. The session concluded with a conversation with State Senator Harold Jones II (D-Augusta), Alabama State Representative Juandalynn Givan (D-60), Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry, South Carolina State Rep. John King (D-49).

Former State Rep. Dee Dawkins Haigler and community leader Michael “Coach” Harris also helped organize the symposium. The two focused on congregating key leaders from across the county that have pushed policy makers to institute legislation that is fair and inclusive in the cannabis industry.

On Common Ground News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.


On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058


(770) 679-5607

editor@ocgnews.com


Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, https://www.ocgnews.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact