Cannabis and Hemp Association Launches Albany (NY) Chapter

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Overit Studios Hosts Inaugural Event “The Impact of New Regulations to the Compassionate Care Act”Thursday, October 6, from 7-9 p.m.

Eileen Konieczny (American Cannabis Nurses Association), Pamela Johnston (Electrum Partners), and Dr. Kenneth Weinberg Join the CHA’s Scott Giannotti for Panel Discussion, Q&A


NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis and Hemp Association —New York City’s leading voice for cannabis and hemp advocacy and industry—opens its first chapter outside of the five boroughs, in Albany, NY, on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 7-9 p.m., at Overit Studios at 435 New Scotland Ave in Albany.

The evening will feature a lively discussion about “The Impact of New Regulations to the Compassionate Care Act,” a review the first year of New York’s medical cannabis industry, and a look towards its future. CHA founder Scott Giannotti will give the opening remarks discussing the initiatives of the CHA Albany chapter, followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the state’s premier cannabis industry leaders, including Eileen Konieczny, President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Pamela Johnston, Sr. VP – Strategy and Special Projects, Electrum Partners, and Dr. Kenneth R. Weinberg, MD, certified under New York State’s MMJ program. A Q&A session will be held following the panel.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance here and $20 at the door. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Cannabis and Hemp Association (CHA)
The CHA was founded by Scott Giannotti in New York City in 2014. Giannotti coined the term “Agricultural Evolution” to sum up the vision of the CHA—a culture forged on the properties of the plant cannabis sativa L. and other sustainable natural resources that are eco-friendly.  Through education, outreach, and community service, the CHA aims to inspire lawful, altruistic, responsible, and sincere use of the cannabis plant to improve our communities. As the curtain on prohibition is lifted, the CHA is a leading voice calling for more activism, more participation from entrepreneurs, and more money invested politically into making cannabis a powerful and responsible mainstream industry. For more information, please visit, join the MeetUp (cannabisandhemp), or follow on Facebook (CHAWorldwide), Instagram (@cannabisandhemp) or Twitter (@cannabisandhemp).

About Overit Studios
Overit Studios is a full-service audio and video production facility based in Albany, New York. Overit Studios is housed in a rehabbed church along with Overit, an award-winning digital marketing agency. The studio provides clients access to countless audio, video and digital services. The audio engineers at Overit Studios deliver quality products and strive to provide unmatched sound and recording experiences. For more information, visit or follow the studio on Facebook (overitstudios), Instagram (overitstudios), and Twitter (overitstudios).

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