David is frequently contacted by reporters for quotes and for help doing in-depth research into the emerging cannabis issues. Here is a brief sampling of recent events:
UPCOMING AND RECENT PANEL ENGAGEMENTS:
February 4-5, 2022 - BizCann Expo, Brooklyn, NY - Moderator, Legacy to Legal Transition Into Cannabis Space
December 7-8, 2021 - CannPack Expo at Jacob Javits Center, NYC - Moderator, Cannabis Packaging and Consumer Safety
October 21, 2021 - Sullivan County Bar Association, Monticello, NY - "The Green Rush in the Era of the MRTA"
October, 2021 - Catskills Cannabis Consortium, Narrowsburg, NY - hear radio interview with NPR affiliate, WJFF, discussing the opportunities and impact of hemp and cannabis in the Delaware Valley. Interview begins at 6:00 mark: https://archive.wjffradio.org/mp3/wjff_211009_100000radiochatskil.mp3
October, 2021 - New York State Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers: "Cannabis in the Catskills" - The History of Prohibition.
September, 2021 - National Business Institute (NBI): "NY Marijuana Business Law 2021 - The Legalization Landscape / Licensing & Regulatory Compliance"
June, 2021 - Federal Bar Association CLE: "Cannabis Law 2021: Overview of current legalization, legal practice involved in Cannabis industry and federal criminal laws and penalties"
May, 2021 - New York City Council CLE: "Legal Issues in Cannabis Law" - discuss federal supremacy and nullification and the power of New York City to exercise Home Rule under the MRTA
April, 2021 - Westchester Biotech Project "Roundtable: Cannabis Update" - discussing ethical and legal issues presented by federal prohibition and Schedule I designation of cannabis
RECENT PRESS INTERVIEWS:
Daily Beast, November, 2021 - Leaked Document Shows How Legal Weed Could Go Horribly Wrong (thedailybeast.com)
Rolling Stone, April, 2021 - New York Weed: What You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization Bill - Rolling Stone
Huffington Post, April, 2021 – What Cannabis Decriminalization Really Means - YouTube
High Times, April, 2021: The Monumental Potential of New York's New Legal Cannabis Program
Cannabis Culture, April, 2021 - New York State Legalized Cannabis, Now What? | Cannabis Culture
High Society with Paxton Quigley, April, 2021 - New York Cannabis Legalization with David Holland, executive & legal director of Empire State NORML - YouTube
Project CBD, April, 2021 - New York State of Euphoria | Project CBD
Cannabis Radio, April, 2021: New York's Legal Weed Program is Set to be The Best in the Nation (in-depth radio interview of David)
LA Times Now, April, 2021: “New York Legalized Weed – Now What?”
The Village Voice, March 2021: “New York Cannabis Legalization Deal Imminent”
Popular Hemp, March, 2021: The NYCCIA & HVCIA Issue Statement On NY “Finally Crossing The Legalization Threshold”
Cannatech Today, January, 2021 - 13 Pot Prisoners Pardoned by Trump During Final Hours in Office (cannatechtoday.com)
Dan Abrams' Law & Crime, September, 2020 - Supreme Court Brief: Prohibition of Marijuana Unconstitutional | Law & Crime (lawandcrime.com)
NORML, September, 2020 - NORML Issue Press Release On Amicus Brief | Cannabis Law Report
Forbes, April, 2020 - Clemency Is Needed For Incarcerated Cannabis Offenders Amid COVID-19 (forbes.com)
NY1 News, April, 2020 - New Marijuana Law Expunges Convictions for Many (ny1.com)
Crain's New York, April, 2020 - New York City Cannabis Industry Association lays the groundwork for legal weed in 2020 (crainsnewyork.com)
The Scarsdale Inquirer, March, 2020: “Informed perspectives on legalizing marijuana in New York State”
N.Y. Post, November, 2019 - Marijuana confiscated by NYPD is actually legal hemp (nypost.com)
Weedmaps, January, 2019 - Cannabis Policy Experts See Hands-Off Policy by Attorney General Nominee (weedmaps.com)
Forbes, August, 2018 - Why Is Homegrown Cannabis Federally Illegal? (forbes.com)
The Fresh Toast, July, 2018 - Flying With Marijuana From One Legal State To Another Is Still Illegal (thefreshtoast.com)
New York Social Diary, "On the Verge of the Spring Bloom" (in depth interview of David)
Hudson Valley Online, July, 2018: “Attorney for pro-marijuana group advises New Paltz to ease up on enforcement”
Leafly, February, 2018: “Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition”
November, 2015 – Sullivan County Bar Association, Guest Speaker, “The State of Marijuana Law in New York State”.
July, 2015 – Commentary, Mother Jones Magazine, Schatz, Bryan, “Waiting To Die In Prison – For Selling A Couple Of Bags Of Pot” http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/life-sentence-marijuana-pot-prison-commuted
April, 2015 – Interview, Time Warner Cable News – Civil RICO Case - “Real Estate Developer Accused Of Racketeering In Sullivan County” http://www.ny1.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2015/04/14/lawsuit-filed-against-real-estate-developer.html
April, 2014 – Panel Moderator, “The Future of Legalization”, U.S. Cannabis Cup, Denver, Colorado
February, 2014 – Lecturer, Cannabis Career Institute, New York City
September, 2013 – Panelist, High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup, Seattle, Washington
May, 2013 – Interview, Alaska Dispatch: “America: What's More Harmful, Pot Use or Incarceration?”
May, 2013 – Interview, Huffington Post: “Marijuana Magazines Scrutinized In Colorado, May Be Treated Like Porn”.
NOTE: High Times, as an initial Plaintiff, successfully challenged the State of Colorado and Governor Hickenlooper in forcing the legislature to rescind as unconstitutional that portion of the law cited in the article above that required that marijuana related publications be sold in marijuana only shops or from behind the counter of other shops frequented by patrons under the age of 21.
April, 2013 - Panel Moderator, High Times 1stU.S. Cannabis Cup, “Federalism and Supremacy of the Controlled Substances Act in light of medical and legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado”, Denver, Colorado.
March, 2013 – Panelist, Cardozo Law School – “The War on Drugs – Working Towards a Ceasefire” Symposium, hosted by The Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal. David lectured on the subject of the US Constitution, the Supremacy Clause, and nullification of the federal Controlled Substances Act by state sanctioned medical and recreational marijuana laws.
June, 2012 – Commentary – Albany Times Union: “Bureaucracy Stalls Medical Marijuana.”
August, 2010 – Commentary – Albany Times Union – “Pot Smuggling Case and Federalism Argument” discussing challenge to Schedule I classification of marijuana under federal Controlled Substances Act.
April, 2010 – Panelist, New York City, “The Marijuana Conference”. David lectured venture capitalists and hedge fund managers about the legal trends involving medical marijuana.
March, 2008 – Commentary – Broward and Palm Beach Times: “The Muscle Men: Inside the ‘Rejuvenation Centers' at the Heart of the Nation's Largest Illegal Steroid and HGH Operation”
November, 2007 – Interview – New York Daily News: “Clinic: Stop Leak of Names Linked To Alleged Steroid Use”
April, 2007 – Above The Law blog – Report on Charney vs Sullivan & Cromwell