“I am a first-generation Cuban-American from Newark, NJ. Growing up in an immigrant family, I witnessed the stress and trauma experienced by those who have left their homes behind to build a new life in the US. Cannabis prohibition, racial profiling, and police injustice have only exacerbated that trauma, leading to arrests and lost opportunities for immigrants and other marginalized groups. I believe the regulation of cannabis offers opportunities for the Latinx community and have joined the NHCC to help meet its goals of educating the public on the responsible use of cannabis and promoting participation by the Latinx community in the regulated cannabis market.”

Jennifer Cabrera is counsel with Vicente Sederberg LLP and co-manages the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices. She advises clients on regulatory compliance and licensing in both states and is a former chair of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice group. She began her legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, representing clients in complex commercial disputes, and later managed a boutique law firm. Jennifer holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard Law School, and the University of Cambridge. She previously served as adjunct faculty at the law schools of Duke, Fordham, and St. John’s.