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Final Paper & Presentation

The goal of your Final Paper & Presentation is for you to research, analyze, and critique statutory or regulatory changes for a designated state of your choice (except Massachusetts and California are not permitted for this assignment). From an operator’s perspective, you will identify three statutory or regulatory changes that would make your chosen state an attractive venue for operators. Complete assignment details are outlined below.


  1. Choose the state you would like to research further
  2. Briefly describe the specific state you chose and what interested you most about this particular state
  3. Research the current statues or regulations (What are their cannabis laws and regulations?)
    1. Include state/local cannabis industry associations
  4. Collect, organize, and further unpack the state specific regulations
  5. Based on your research, analyze the change needs to occur
    1. The needs should be supported with evidence and additional resources
  6. Identify three changes that would make that particular state a more attractive venue for operators
    1. Define why you specifically identified these changes
  7. Clearly identify the three changes to the statutes or regulations that would make that state more attractive for operators.
  8. Further support your decision by incorporating credible resources

Final Paper Submission Requirements

  • Before you submit your Final Assignment, review Steps 1-8 to ensure you have addressed all of the requirements
  • Submit as a Word Document to the link in Blackboard
  • 8- 10 pages in length (including Title Page and References)
  • Adhere to APA Formatting 
    • Be sure to cite all resources appropriately
    • Proper grammar and spelling are essential