Detroit City Councilman George Cushingberry, along with state officials, local attorneys and accountants will take part in the Southeast Michigan Cannabis Business Development Conference. The event will run today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a number of different speakers participating. Former Fox 2 anchor and MS patient Anquenette Jamison is among the speakers and will tell business owners they have to change the perception of these businesses. “This industry has gotten a black Green Rush eye, we need to acknowledge that and address that so we need to change that,” Jamison told WWJ. “We need to educate people, we need to motivate people. I’ve talked to a lot of seniors, and these are people who are in pain, who are not getting the answers they need from the medical community and they are looking for answers.” A state board, appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, will approve all new programs state-wide. The first licenses are expected in December.