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As cannabis legalization and regulations evolve, the United States is at a tipping point. There are now several pending Congressional Bills related to cannabis including decriminalization and rescheduling of the drug. Thirty-eight states have some form of medical marijuana, 18 States, D.C. Guam, Northern Marijuana Islands, and Tribal nations have recreational marijuana laws with many other states exploring recreational marijuana for 2023-4 These continued changes in the laws and regulations are impacting our courts and society. It is also creating a dynamic and changing landscape for various disciplines including Law Enforcement, Judges, Drug Court Professionals, Cannabis Regulators, Legislators and Commissioners, Academia, and Human Resource Associations & Organizations. 

As a result the symposium has partnered with the American Bar Association (ABA),  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) American Judges Association (AJA) the Oregon Department of Transportation  the National Judicial College (NJC), New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals (NEARCP)  and Cannabis Law Report, and are bringing forward an interdisciplinary approach to cannabis issues facing all of these disciplines.

We are the only Cannabis Symposium gathering these disciplines together to engage and integrate associations and organizations, including law enforcement, academia, judges, drug court professionals including specialty court judges, the drug and alcohol testing industry, and human resources and others around the topic of cannabis by developing educational tracks and panels dedicated to each discipline along with integrated panels, plenaries, and workshops.


Past & Current Partners

The American Bar Association (Founded 1878) The ABA was founded on a commitment to set the legal and ethical foundation for the American nation. Today, it exists as a membership organization and stands committed to its mission of defending liberty and pursuing justice. As of fiscal year 2017, the ABA had 194,000 dues-paying members, constituting approximately 14.4% of American attorneys. In 1979, half of all lawyers in the U.S. were members of the ABA. The organization’s national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois, and it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.

New York State Judicial Institute A board of trustees consisting of judges, legislators, law professors, and practicing attorneys govern the New York State Judicial Institute. The Judicial Institute is operated by New York State Unified Court System personnel.

Disabled Veterans of America New York The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit organization that provides support and advocacy for disabled veterans in the United States. In New York State, the DAV has a strong presence, with numerous chapters and service officers located throughout the state. These service officers work tirelessly to assist disabled veterans and their families in accessing the benefits they are entitled to, including healthcare, disability compensation, and education benefits. 


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (Founded 1937) The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is the oldest judicial membership organization in the country and provides all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.


The AJA (Founded 1959) the voice of the Judiciary and the largest judges’ organization in North America providing  the highest quality of continuing professional development for judges. 


NJC (Founded 1963) Created more than a half-century ago at the recommendation of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the United States that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country, Indian Country and abroad.


Oregon Department of Transportation The Oregon Department of Transportation began operations in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission. ODOT provides  a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon’s communities and economy thrive.


NEARCP is a non-profit consortium of professionals working with and in recovery courts across six states:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  Their members work across all recovery court dimensions and include judges, lawyers, treatment providers, case managers, probation and law enforcement officers, and other professionals.

The Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association exists to promote the exploration, development, and advancement of the cannabis industry for the benefit of all Indigenous communities. ICIA is dedicated to the advocacy and empowerment of our Indigenous cannabis businesses, influencers, and aspiring entrepreneurs along with being a conduit of connection and data for Indigenous Nations as we push towards a vision of an equitable, just, and sustainable Indigenous cannabis economy.

Partnership Benefits

Benefits to Being a Symposium Partner

  • Suggest Speakers & Topics

  • 20% Discount on Registrations for your Organization/Association

  • Placement on the Symposium Website

  • Potential revenue if selected as a receipient 501C3



Silver Sponsorship

  • Siver Vendor Booth

  • One free registration to work the booth and attend the Symposium.

  • One ticket attendance at the Friday evening Reception

  • Acknowledgement from the front of the room

  • Placement on the Symposium Website


Gold Sponsorship

  • Gold Vendor Booth

  • One free registration to work the booth and attend the Symposium

  • Two tickets attendance at the Friday evening Reception

  • Acknowledgement from the front of the room

  • Placement on the Symposium Website


Platinum Sponsorship

  • Platinum Vendor Booth with priority placement

  • Two free registration to work the booth and attend the Symposium

  • Two tickets attendance at the Friday evening Reception

  • Acknowledgement from the front of the room

  • Premier placement on the Symposium Website.

  • 2 Tickets to Platinum VIP Dinner


The Vendor area is placed in the main hall adjacent to the seminar and breaks spaces. We are limiting sponsorships and vendors due to space limitations.

There are only 10 vendor tables, 3 at the Silver level, 4 at the Gold level, and 3 at the Platinum level, so secure yours now! See the table above.

Our Audience

Judiciary • Regulators • Attorneys • Policy Experts • Cannabis Advocacy & Industry • Law Enforcement • Government Bodies and Administration • Toxicologists • Medical Doctors


Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

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