Arizona Talks Presents: “The Economics of Cannabis” November 23rd at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 14, 2019) – Arizona Talks, an organization focused on influencing social change and education through innovative programs and events, in collaboration with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, will host “The Economics of Cannabis,” from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23, at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 111 E. Taylor St., in Phoenix, Arizona.

The event will focus on the latest science, laws, and cannabis business updates through an Arizona market lens. Tickets are free for ASU students, faculty, and Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA) members. Admission starts at $20, plus processing. For information or to purchase tickets visit

“The Economics of Cannabis” panel discussions will include Cannabis 101, Cannabis in a Global Marketplace, and Stigma and Prohibition. Phoenix New Times Reporter Ali Swenson, Arizona Capitol Times Associate Publisher and Editor Luige del Puerto, and journalists from the Walter Cronkite School will moderate.

Featured speakers include:

Laura Bianchi, Bianchi Brandt & Hale, Partner

Ryan Hurley, Copperstate Farms, Corporate Counsel

Dawn Morris, Proteus 420, CEO

Dr. Sue Sisely, MD, Scottsdale Research Institute

Stacy Pearson, Smart & Safe Arizona, Strategies 360

Mike Noble, OH Predictive Insights, Chief of Research & Managing Partner

Geoffrey Lawrence, Reason Foundation, Senior Policy Fellow

The Arizona Talks event is led by Carlos Alfaro, and sponsored by Baked Bros, Bianchi Brandt & Hale, Dizpot, Proteus 420, Sol Flower dispensary and Smart & Safe Arizona. Strategic partners include Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), MITA-AZ, Proven Media, and Parisa Rad. For information, visit

About Arizona Talks:

Arizona Talks is an organization of small business owners, artists, activists and students. Designed to influence social change and education through thoughtful programs, Arizona Talks pioneers innovative ways to create conversation. Programs feature diverse viewpoints and engage the public through current events, art, and thoughtful dialogue.

Arizona Talks projects are meant to break the partisan divide and unite communities of all viewpoints, ages, and backgrounds. For more information visit

Media Contact:

Neko Catanzaro

Proven Media

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