What Does Academic Research Tell Us about Marijuana Legalization? The Cannabis Research Institute at WP to Host a Virtual Roundtable on Monday, October 19, 2020


The Cannabis Research Institute at William Paterson University will host a discussion about the implications of marijuana legalization in New Jersey—from historical and political to mental and public health issues—in a virtual roundtable on Monday, October 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom. The event is free, and the public is invited to participate. A question and answer session will follow.

To participate in the forum, register at http://bit.ly/WProundtable.

On November 3, New Jersey residents will vote to decide on marijuana legalization. William Paterson, professors who are members of the University’s Cannabis Research Institute, with expertise in a range of fields, will discuss the implications of this decision via a multidisciplinary lens.

Professors Stephen Shalom, political science, and Sean Wilson, sociology and criminal justice, will discuss the historical, political, and criminal justice aspects of cannabis legalization.

Professor Rahi Abouk, economics, Director of the University’s Cannabis Research Institute, will talk about the economic and health impact of cannabis legalization. 

Professors Brenda Marshall, nursing, and Alex Kecojevic, public health, will discuss the impact of cannabis legalization on mental and public health. 

Professors Betty Kollia, communication disorders, and sciences, and Lashauna Dean, special education and counseling, will discuss marijuana’s impact on mental health, learning, language, and communication.

For more information, email the Cannabis Research Institute at CRI@wpunj.edu.

10/02/20