Meet the people shaping N.J.’s cannabis industry – The CannaInfluencers. –

They’re the family whose name became synonymous with New Jersey’s expansive medical marijuana program. She’s the health department regulator-turned-entrepreneur, seeking better ways to serve patients. He’s a former Republican mayor and Assemblyman who became among the state’s staunchest supporters of cannabis. And he’s a former combat vet who helped convince regulators to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medicinal cannabis aid.

There are many others on the frontlines of shaping the burgeoning cannabis, hemp and CBD industries in the Garden State

And in the next few weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 election — when New Jersey voters will decide whether to legalize recreational, adult-use cannabis — the NJ Cannabis Insider team of reporters will be offering a series of portraits of the individuals who have help steer the space to what it is today.

They are attorneys, doctors, lobbyists, small business owners and social justice activists. These cannabis influencer may be your next door neighbor.

They are the CannaInfluencers.

Bookmark this page as we’ll be adding links to the profiles as they publish on The profiles first appeared in NJ Cannabis Insider.

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