Baton Rouge, La (BRPROUD) The Southern University Law Center’s Cannabis Compliance, Law and Policy Institute, in partnership with the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, is hosting the third annual Cannabis and Hemp Continuing Education Symposium July 29-31.

“The cannabis industry, which includes marijuana and industrial hemp, is constantly evolving,” said Marla Dickerson, managing fellow of the Cannabis Compliance, Law, and Policy Institute. “Interest is growing and it is imperative that the SULC Cannabis Compliance, Law and Policy Institute helps to educate the community to enhance knowledge for patients, consumers, and industry persons” she said.

The two-day virtual symposium will feature panel discussions on the state’s hemp program, cannabis pharmacology, cannabis research initiatives, international cannabis law and more. Panelists will include leading industry researchers and general counsel such as Dasheeda Dawson, chief strategist for the Cannabis Health Equity Movement; Travis Hull, assistant compliance officer at Ilera Holistic Healthcare; Angela Guidry, industrial hemp coordinator for the Louisiana Department for Agriculture and Forestry; and more.

The event registration starts at $15 and it is open to the public. Participants can register and view a list of sessions at For legal professionals, the symposium carries 8 continuing legal education credits. Participants wanting a deeper dive into hemp growing can attend one of three sessions sponsored by the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Sessions are $75 each.

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