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Ms. Brann is an associate at James, Smith, Dietterick and Connelly, LLP in Hershey. She heads the firm’s Medical Cannabis Group and chairs the newly formed Dauphin County Medical Cannabis Law Committee. Since 2013, Ms. Brann has worked closely with the co-sponsors of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act from the inception of the drafting of the legislation. She has testified before the Pennsylvania Senate regarding the medical marijuana legislation and has met with the Physician Generals under both the Corbett and Wolf Administrations. Ms. Brann is a frequent speaker regarding Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana legislation, including before Law Seminars International, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Smart Talk Radio (WITF) and local organizations throughout the State. She has also been a presenter for the Marijuana Policy Project, the largest national organization whose mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference. Christine is an original and founding member of Campaign for Compassion, which received a national award from Americans for Safe Access for their lobbying efforts.
Ms. Brann graduated from Bucknell University in 1995 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in 1998. She was admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts in 1998 and has since focused her legal career in family law matters and medical cannabis. Ms. Brann is also a trained mediator, certified to practice Collaborative Law and is a member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and the Collaborative Professionals of Central PA (CPCP), where she is currently acting as Treasurer. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County Bar Associations, Family Law Section. She previously served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Dauphin County Young Lawyers Division. Ms. Brann was a former board member of the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society since 2010. She is currently appointed to the Derry Township Board of Supervisors Vacancy Board.
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