Legalization Advocate, Civil Rights & Criminal Law Attorney Will Discuss Necessary and Achievable Changes to the Criminal Justice System on February Cannabiziac™ University.

West Palm Beach, Florida — February (15), 2021 — Cannabiziac™, a global, cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking community will feature special guest Melba Pearson, ESQ on their February Cannabiziac™ University –  Online Webinar Series.

 The event takes place Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 12 p.m.  EST, via Zoom. This month’s topic is “Every Day Advocacy for Cannabis/Criminal Justice Reform.” Cannabiziac™ University is currently FREE for Cannabiziac Members and $10 For Non-Members. Attendees can register at www.cannabiziacstaging.local/events

Melba Pearson is an attorney specializing in civil rights and criminal law, with an emphasis on policy. She is the Director of Policy and Programs for Florida International University’s Center for the Administration of Justice, as well as  Senior Fellow/Faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her work centers on the expansion of the use of Prosecutorial Performance Indicators for more transparency, equity, and racial justice in the criminal justice system.

Before joining FIU, Melba spent three years as Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida where she worked to change police practices, expand voting rights, and reform the criminal justice system. A New York native, Melba has called Miami home for over 20 years. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Bill.

Previously, she was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years, culminating as Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit supervising junior attorneys while prosecuting homicides. In 2020 she was the progressive candidate for Miami Dade State Attorney, garnering close to 155,000 votes.

Alongside Cannabiziac University, Cannabiziac hosts three additional signature events each month for its members and aspiring members including: Cannabiz Café, Hemp Happy Hour, and Book of the Month Event featuring best-selling international cannabis authors.

For more information about Cannabiziac, membership levels, events, and training courses please visit www.cannabiziacstaging.local or call 561-651-9565.

Cannabiziac is a premier global cannabis focused, member-based incubator, accelerator, and coworking company which assists new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating and cultivating their cannabis business and career.  It offers networking events, training, access to funders, and coaching via various levels of membership. Find us online at www.cannabiziacstaging.local or on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.