On March 10, NJ Cannabis Insider will host the state’s premier all-day, multi-track panel event focused on the imminent legalization of adult-use cannabis, the expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and the exploding hemp/CBD industry at the New Jersey Conference and Expo Center in Edison.
The event, which starts at 10:30 a.m., also packs in serious networking opportunities, an exhibitors vendor and lunch. Tickets are currently on sale, including group rates; click here for details.
This week, NJ Cannabis Insider Live Event: Road to Legalization conference organizers added two new panels:
Cannabis activism: Preparing for the November ballot referendum, featuring Amol Sinha of ACLU-NJ, Jackie Cornell, 1906 edibles, and Elise Grosso, Cannabis Voter Project.
And, Women in Leadership with Arlene Quiñones Perez of DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, Colleen Mahr, Fanwood mayor, former president of League of Municipalities, and Tanya Osbourne of Women Grow.
The rest of the lineup offers something for people in the cannabis business community at all levels:
Update on the Garden State market will feature: Bill Caruso of Archer Law; Arlene Quiñones Perez of DeCotiis, Lynn Nowak of Porzio Governmental Affairs, and Fruqan Mouzon of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter.
Ins and outs of licensing: Featured speakers include: Josh Bauchner of Ansell, Grimm & Aaron, Eric Reiser, of LoFaro & Reiser, and Lisa Gora of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer.
Medical cannabis — The Next Frontier will feature: Jackie Cornell, the former principal deputy commissioner of the state Department of Health and the current Chief of Policy and Health Innovations at 1906 edibles; Dr. Monica Taing, the medical sciences liaison for 4Front Advisors; Dr. David Nathan, the founder of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation; and attorney Sheila Mints of Capehart Scatchard.
Hemp: Understanding N.J.’s new cash crop will feature: Joseph Zoltowski, NJDA’s director of the Plant Industry Division; and Jennifer Cabrera of Vicente Sederberg. More panelists to be confirmed.
CBD: Navigating this exploding market will feature: Ken Vande Vrede of HillviewMed, Amanda Terpstra of BestBüds, and Dan McKillop of Scarinci Hollenbeck.
Where towns stand: NIMBY or Welcome to town? features: Colleen Mahr, the mayor of Fanwood and the former president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, Stacey Udell of HBK, Chirali V. Patel of Carella Byrne, and Mike McQueeny of Genova Burns.
N.J.’s Commitment to Diversity: Moving from conversation to action will feature: Leo Bridgewater, national director of EdifyPAC, Roz McCarthy, founder/CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, and Imani Dawson, vice president and managing partner of MJM Strategy, and Jessica F. Gonzalez, general counsel for Minorities for Medical Marijuana and an attorney at Bressler, Amery & Ross.
Insuring your canna-business: Understanding the risks and how to safeguard your property and people will feature: Karen Adamsbaum of John Morgan McLachlan Agency; Holly DeLorenzo, of Hardenbergh Insurance Group, and Max Meade of Brown & Brown.
Plus we’ve got great keynote speakers confirmed: Devra Karlebach, CEO of Green Thumb Industries (GTI) NJ, Jeff Brown, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana Program.
Special attention will also be given to a priority outlined in Jake Honig’s Law: awarding 15% of licenses to minority owners and 15% to women, disabled people and veterans. More speakers and panels will be announced in the coming days.
For a limited-time only, you can receive a discount by purchasing five tickets for the price of four.
The NJ Cannabis Insider Live Event: Road to Legalization is brought to you by our partners: Curaleaf, Supreme Security Systems, Ansell, Grimm & Aaron, Archer Law, Genova Burns, Capehart Scatchard, 1906, John Morgan McLachlan Agency, Hardenbergh Insurance Group, Panacea Payroll and Vicente Sederberg.
Tickets to the March 10 event are available here.