2018 NYHempLab Conference

In November 2018, NYHempLab hosted its first educational event in Rochester NY at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. This full day symposium included presentations from hemp industry experts from the fields of medicine, material science, agricultural production and more.

2019 Cannabusiness Conference

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Flower City Solutions partnered to present “CannaBusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy”. With the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana under discussion in the New York State Legislature, the half-day symposium attended by more than 350 people opened a community conversation on the emerging cannabis and hemp industries. Here HempLab was formally launched at a registered 501(c)(3)! 

2019 Medical Cannabis 101

HempLab & Roc NORML partnered to host “Medical Cannabis 101”, an event organized to help educate community members and stakeholders about the viability of cannabis as a medicine, the practitioner/patient process of medical cannabis in NYS, and the protections provided to medical cannabis patients. The event included presentations and panel discussion from Dr. Harold Smith: founder of Cannametrix, LLC and Dr. Lisa Hester and David Deuthsch of Buffalo based Flowered Wellness.

2019 Cannabusiness: Digging Deeper

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and NY HempLab partnered to co-host CannaBusiness: Digging Deeper. This follow up to the popular Rochester TRENDS “Cannabusiness: Capitalizing on the Cannabis Economy” event, will further examine the regulation of the emerging hemp and cannabis industries following the 2019 NYS Legislative Session. We dug deeper into the differences between hemp and “marijuana”, the existing and proposed hemp legislation, what decriminalization means and how a State Office of Cannabis Management would impact how cannabis may be regulated, including licensing, financial and tax implications.

2019 Communities & CAnnabis

NY HempLab, OWN Rochester & Roc NORML have teamed up to host an interactive listening series across the city of Rochester, focusing on cannabis. This event was organized to help educate community members and stakeholders about the existing and proposed laws for cannabis in New York State. Topics will include decriminalization, the War on Drugs, and the core concepts behind legalization - in preparation for the likelihood of adult-use cannabis becoming legalized in 2020.