CSG West Future of Western Legislatures

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m.

Chair: Washington Rep. Sam Hunt
Vice Chair: Idaho Rep. Jeff Thompson


Legalization of Marijuana, Medical Marijuana

Recent voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington legalizing the use of recreational marijuana have amplified the debate and the uncertain social and legal ramifications. The Future of Western Legislatures Forum will feature industry perspectives and insights from officials about how their states are implementing these initiatives. The session also will focus on state medical marijuana laws, including state program comparisons and challenges. This session is open to all legislators and attendees.


Download the session agenda here.




Thomas A. Burns
Director of pharmacy programs, Oregon Health Authority


Senator Julie Denton
Chair, Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee


Sharon Foster
Chair, Washington State Liquor Control Board
Senator Gail Schwartz
Chair, Colorado Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
Joe Brezny
Western regional director, National Cannabis Industry Association