Why Descheduling Cannabis is Vital:
Clarified by an Elder, Veteran, and Equity Advocate
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Congressional & Senate Briefing
You are cordially invited to hear about the positive impacts of descheduling cannabis from a few of our most respected citizens facilitated by Oaksterdam University Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, in cooperation with the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
Briefing Description: A Commissioner on Aging, a Veteran, and a Business Equity Advocate will speak to why we must deschedule, not reschedule, cannabis and what the impact will be on the groups they represent.
She is also the Executive Director of iCANN Berkeley, and the first black woman to own a cannabis dispensary in the Bay Area. Her dispensary, iCANN Berkeley is a unique dispensary model focused on educating senior citizens how to safely use medical cannabis to improve the quality of their life.
Most recently, Ryan led the day-to-day operations of OMG Farms, a cannabis brand based in Oakland, successfully acquired by Toronto-based Canibrands this year. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Warrior Rising, a 501.c.3 Veterans Service Organization focused on veteran business ownership, and he is a policy advisor to the Veterans Cannabis Project, spending time on Capital Hill advocating for cannabis as a veteran healthcare issue.
Shanita Penny, MBA is an internationally recognized management consultant and certified Project Management Professional, who proudly serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) and is also a member of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association’s (NJCIA) Board of Trustees.
Budding Solutions, her cannabis consulting firm based in Baltimore, MD, provides management and strategy consulting to startups, small businesses and multi-state cannabis operators.
She strives to ensure equal access, economic empowerment and end the stigma associated with cannabis through advocacy, responsible consumption and compliance.
Dale Sky Jones has been with Oaksterdam University since the beginning of 2008 as Science Faculty and she took over the school as President and CEO due to the federal raid of 2012 when our founder, Richard Lee, was forcibly retired.
Dale was the Prop 19 Spokeswoman of 2010, the blueprint for legalization to follow, and was the driving force towards policy changes in California and worldwide. Married to advocate Jeff Jones, they share two wonderful young boys, Jesse and Jackson, and a new daughter, the mighty Quinn.
Following the briefing, you are welcome to participate in a Q&A session with the panel.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Snacks & refreshments will be provided.
10:30 – 11:00 am (followed by Q&A)
4:00 – 4:30 pm (followed by Q&A)
Capitol Visitor Center SVC 201-00
*For Senate Briefing, those without Legislative Staff identification must RSVP – Chiara@oaksterdamuniversity.com
Time 6:30 – 8:30 pm
7th St NW*
*Full location provided upon RSVP
Contact: Chiara Juster Haberl, Esq. Chiara@OaksterdamUniversity.com
Oaksterdam University Policy Ambassador in DC
This event has been organized to meet the requirements for a widely attended event as set forth in the Congressional ethics rules.