Is marijuana legalization possible later this year? Hear what these insiders say at our Oct. 2 event. – NJ.com

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Kicking off NJ Cannabis Insider’s live event on Oct. 2 is a deep primer about the industry, the political landscape and possible paths forward in the Garden State.

Colleen Mahr, president of the N.J. League of Municipalities, Bill Pascrell III, a lobbyist at Princeton Public Affairs, Beth Stavola, CSO of iAnthus and founder of CBD for Life, and Fruqan Mouzon, cannabis chair at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, will discuss how the development of the Garden State cannabis industry. Purchase your tickets now; availability is limited.

Find the full lineup here: Get a head start in N.J.’s growing cannabis industry.

“The cannabis industry continues to grow in a proper and intelligent way,” Pascrell told NJ Cannabis Insider. “Although there are many challenges, medical cannabis has been extraordinarily successful as it evolves. There is a concerted effort to get adult use done by year’s end. It’s a tall order but the commitment is there to get it done and I believe it is possible.”

Mouzon said he hopes for several must haves before year’s end.

“I would hope the (Department of Health) will have made decisions on the license applications submitted on or before Aug. 22,” he said. “Thanksgiving would be better but at least by Christmas.”

There also needs to be significant movement in the State House in Trenton — from the nomination of Cannabis Regulatory Commission members, confirmation by the Senate, the announcement of regulations, and, hopefully, adult-use legislation, Mouzon.

Some issues — such as those facing municipalities — also still need to be resolved.

“It’s still the same issues to a large degree,” Mahr said. “As I see they’ve separated the expungement and social justice piece, that still will be our big issue affecting local government and what controls we have and on the revenue stream. We’ve just to make sure they don’t get turned upside down and bastardized.”

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