Genova Burns Partner and Cannabis Law Practice Co-Chair Charles J. Messina, Esq. recently appeared on an episode of The Stoler Report: NY Business Report with Mike Stoler entitled "A Primer on Cannabis" which airs on CUNY TV.
To date, numerous states have legalized the medical and/or recreational use of cannabis, developing profitable businesses in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and agriculture The federal government has not yet enacted legislation that would end the prohibition of cannabis, removing its listing from the Controlled Substances Act. Mr. Messina participated in a discussion regarding the legal gray areas currently burdening the cannabis industry: banking, excessive taxation, credit cards, insurance, taxes on cannabis medical products and more.
Mr. Messina joined co-panelists Ngiste Abebe Vice President, Public Policy, President, Columbia Care, President, New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association and Leslie Hoffman, "Cannabis Industry OG".
The show debuted on Sunday, June 27th, at 11 AM on CUNY TV and will air 8 times during the week as well as on Apple and iHeart podcast and other websites. Click above to watch the full episode.