How do you get a start in N.J.’s growing cannabis industry? Ask these experts at our Oct. 2 event. – NJ.com
If you’re still looking for a spot in the Garden State’s growing cannabis industry, now may be your chance.
Some of the biggest names in New Jersey’s green rush are coming together for a day of extensive networking and conversations about medical marijuana, legalization and the hemp and CBD industries as part of NJ Cannabis Insider’s Oct. 2 live event.
The mini expo will pack in a full day of programming, panel discussions, information booths and lunch at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. Purchase your tickets now; availability is limited.
While legalized marijuana has stalled, the medical program is set to see a huge expansion, adding up to 108 new medical marijuana businesses on top of the 12 licenses in place. That’s expected to open opportunities for both big and small players in the system long overdue for a revamp.
Become an instant insider at this one-of-a-kind cannabis networking and information event.
iAnthus Chief Strategy Officer Beth Stavola.
Stavola, a New Jersey native who is considered a rock star in the local industry, helped lead two businesses in the cannabis/hemp space — MPX Bioceuticals and CBD for Life.
For this conference, we’ve designed multi-track panels that range from entry-level to those deep in the weeds. They include:
What the Current and Future State of Cannabis Looks Like in New Jersey
How to Get Into The Business
- Arlene Quiñones Perez, attorney at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin
- Scott Rudder, president of New Jersey CannaBusiness Assn.
- Stacey Udell, director of business valuation and forensic accounting at HBK
- Michael Nashat, CEO of TerrAscend
Hemp & CBD: Business Opportunities in These Developing Industries
- Ken VandeVrede, CEO of Hillview Med
- Lee Vartan, an attorney at Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi
- Jennifer Cabrera, an attorney at Vicente Sederberg
- Faye Coleman, CEO of Pure Genesis
What Professionals Your Business Needs to Succeed
- Sheila M. Mints, attorney at Capehard Scatchard
- Tara Sargente, founder of Blazin’ Bakery and executive director of NJ CannaBusiness Assn.
What the Medical Community Should Know
- Sanjay Gupta, MD, president of American Pain Assn.
- Susan Greenberg, MD, president at Adult Medical Oncology/Hematology Group
- Robert Chapdelaine, MD, of Mid-Atlantic Pain Specialists
- Jessie Gill, RN, the nurse behind Marijuana Mommy
Navigating the Complexities of Compliance
- Deborah R. Miran, a former member of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
- Michael Cooper, a compliance attorney with MadisonJay Solutions
Women in Leadership Roundtable
- Shanita Penny, president of Minority Cannabis Business Assn.
- Charlana McKeithen, executive director at Garden State NORML
- Sarah Fajardo, marijuana policy director of ACLU-NJ
The Garden State recently surpassed 55,000 medical marijuana patients, and counts on some 2,000 caregivers and 1,000 doctors who participate in the program. Only registered medical marijuana patients can set foot in a dispensary.
At the Oct. 2 event, established dispensaries Garden State, Curaleaf NJ and TerrAscend will be among the exhibitors showcased at the exhibition hall. The mini expo is designed for those looking to open up shop in the near future. This event is also sponsored by PKF O’Connor Davies Accountants, Agilent Technologies, Supreme Security Systems and Capehart Scatchard Law.
Click here for more details and to purchase tickets. (Note: Availability is limited. As others will tell you, we have had to turn people away from our last two large-scale events.)
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