New York’s Cannabis Question Podcast


The Empire Center hosted a policy forum examining the pros, cons and practicalities of legalizing marijuana in New York.

Featured speakers included:

  • Alex Berenson, journalist and author of “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence”
  • Mitch Earleywine, University at Albany professor of psychology, author of “Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence”
  • Moderator: E.J. McMahon, Research Director, Empire Center

Panel Discussion: Into The Weeds: The Proposed Cannabis Law

  • Hon. Tremaine Wright, Assemblymember, 56th District
  • Kevin Sabet, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  • Ken Pokalsky, Vice President, Business Council of NYS
  • Heather Trela, Chief of Staff, Rockefeller Institute
  • Moderator: Bill Hammond, Health Policy Director, Empire Center