Not too many panel discussions at NYU include speakers who say things like, "Cannabis is my god. I worship it like Jesus." But then "Cannabiz: Exploring the Cannabis Industry," organized by the NYU chapter of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), was not a typical university panel.
Emily Tan for the Village Voice A student at the 2014 NYC Cannabis Parade
About 30 students came out to the event on Wednesday night, held in a lecture hall at NYU's Global Center, on the southern edge of Washington Square Park. The brainchild of Ericka Persson, the NYU SSDP vice president, "Cannabiz" featured a panel of four speakers who put forth a message of encouragement to students seeking knowledge of — and, potentially, employment in — the burgeoning cannabis industry.