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4/20 Weekend Kick-Off!

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  • Date: Apr 19, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Our parent organization, The Cannabis Law Society, will kick off the festivities on Friday at Metropolitan Brewing taproom! The brewery will tap their annual “Blazed as Helles,” Windy City and Greenhouse dispensaries will be sharing information, Smoke Cartel has donated giveaways worth up to $350, and local artist “Sweet Island” will be selling stickers, prints, and t-shirts.

Rep. Kelly Cassidy @ The Week Against Mass Incarceration

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  • Date: Mar 11, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Speakers: Kelly Cassidy
  • Location: C20

Join The Cannabis Law Society and State Rep. Kelly Cassidy as she discusses the legislation she’s sponsored on cannabis legalization. This event is hosted in coordination with NLG’s Week Against Mass Incarceration, this year’s theme: the failed Drug War.

Save the Date! 4/19 at Metropolitan Brewery

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  • Date: Apr 19, 2019
  • Location: Metropolitan Brewery

To kick off 4/20 weekend we’re going to introduce the community to Chicago’s cannabis industry. Most cannabis events remain closed off to the general public, but we want Chicagoans to get to know their local dispensaries, advocates, and legislators as legalization rolls out in 2019.

Currently seeking event sponsors, merch for gift bags, and companies/organizations that would like set up a table at the riverfront event. Email cannabislawsociety@kentlaw.iit.edu for more details.

Meet the Cannabis Law Society

Chicago-Kent College of Law: Cannabis Law Society

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  • Date: Nov 28, 2018
  • Time: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Room 580

A brief midday meeting to introduce the founders of this landmark law group. A first of its kind, find out what CLS aims to accomplish and has to offer Chicago’s cannabis community.

Immediately after, C-K’s ACLU chapter will present a career panel on “Movement Lawyering: Attorneys & Activists” at 3 p.m.

*C-K Event* “Fixing A Broken System: Van Dyke, Police Practice, and Racial Justice”

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  • Date: Nov 08, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Speakers: Jeanette Samuels, Rachel Murphy
  • Location: Chicago-Kent Auditorium

American Civil Liberties Union, Black Student Association, Criminal Law Society and Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association

It’s no secret police practice has long-resulted in a disproportionate number of criminal cannabis charges depending on race. If you missed James Forman, Jr.’s Chicago-Kent speech in 2017, this is a great place to join the conversation. Forman taught us that cries for drug-related solutions do get funding, but these funds are channeled into creating criminals. Keep following Chicago-Kent’s Cannabis Law Society to find out where the divide between “drugs” and “medicine” begin to blur.

Browse Forman’s book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America.

If you missed the Forman event, find a recap here: (more…)