CannaGather is the largest cannabis industry community in New York. Join us for a lecture style event with amazing speakers plus a great networking community. No cannabis consumption is allowed at our events, due to New York State law...we hope this will change!
Derek Peterson, founder and CEO of Terra Tech Corp, is a hardworking and versatile entrepreneur. Derek got his start in investment firms, and now spends his time working on the publicly-traded company (TRTC). This work spans from governmental agencies, tax authorities, and the SEC. He began his career in finance with investment firm Crowell, Weedon & Co. Derek advanced in his career at Wachovia Securities where he was a Senior Vice President. Following that, he became a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Derek held multiple securities licenses as well as his CFP® designation. He has worked with governmental agencies, tax authorities, and also has experience working with the SEC regarding issues surrounding the publicly traded company (TRTC) he founded.
Cy Vance, Jr. has been Manhattan District Attorney since 2010. D.A. Vance’s achievements include takedowns of major gun traffickers and international cybercrime operations, and the allocation of $38 million in ill-gotten gains seized from major banks to help end the national backlog of untested rape kits.
D.A. Vance has also made the advancement of criminal justice reform a part of the Office’s mission. He has reduced unnecessary incarceration and ended the prosecution of thousands of low-level, nonviolent offenses annually, most recently ending the prosecution of marijuana possession and smoking, as well as subway turnstile-jumping. In May, D.A. Vance called on New York lawmakers to legalize and regulate cannabis in a report entitled Marijuana, Fairness and Public Safety.