High School: University of Toledo Hosts First Cannabis Symposium

JThe University of Toledo hosted an inaugural weed symposium on Friday on the “legal, ethical, scientific and business aspects of cannabis.”

The first “Ohio Cannabis Symposium for Attorneys, Medical Professionals and Entrepreneurs” featured Toledo, Ohio, native Pete Kadens, the co-founder of the second largest cannabis company worldwide, Green Thumb Industries. It has a market cap of over $6 billion.

Students and professionals in medicine, business and law were invited, with students paying $25 to register and others paying $275. All participants received six continuing education credits for their participation, and the College of Law sponsored 10 students to attend.

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“The business, employment and tax opportunities from cannabis are significant, as market revenues total $150 billion a year,” said Brandon Cohen, senior lecturer at John B. and Lillian E. Neff College. of Business and Innovation. “These revenues and corresponding taxpayer dollars provide significant wealth creation and resources for employment and social programs in states where it is legal.”

Recreational marijuana is illegal in Ohio, but there is a petition to legalize up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for people over 21 who may reach the state’s November ballot.

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An Ohioan caught with less than 100 grams is not subject to incarceration and only has to pay a fine of $150. People arrested for selling the drug can only face a maximum fine of $150 for a “gift” weighing less than 20 grams.

The University of Toledo did not respond to the Washington Examiner request for comment.

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