Early-bird discount ends today for N.J.’s premier cannabis business and networking conference – NJ.com


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 hemp/CBD industry at the New Jersey Conference and Expo Center in Edison.

The event, which starts at 10:30 a.m. and features a full day of programming, panel discussions, networking and lunch, also includes panels focused on medical cannabis, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and a lunch and learn focused on insurance in the cannabis industry.

Early-bird discounted tickets end at midnight. Click here for details.

“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; 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.

“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.

Confirmed speakers also include, Devra Karlebach, CEO of Green Thumb Industries (GTI) NJ; Joseph Zoltowski, director of the Division of Plant Industry at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture; Bill Caruso of Archer Law; Jeff Brown, assistant commissioner of the state Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, and many other insiders helping to shape New Jersey’s newest lucrative industry.

Curated panels and breakout sessions are aimed at professionals coming from every level of experience, from those just entering to those ready to expand. Other confirmed panels include:

  • Update on the Garden State market: The latest primer on what’s happening with the recent Request for Applications, licenses, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the November ballot referendum and everything in between.
  • Ins and outs of licensing: Get a rundown from professionals on the nitty-gritty, granular details on the Department of Health’s Request for Applications round, the licensing process and much more.
  • Hemp & CBD: Farm to Gummy Bears: Cannabis may be in limbo until November, but it’s full speed ahead for hemp in New Jersey. Learn about the regulations, licensing process and players shaping the industry.
  • NIMBY or Welcome to town? Mayors, municipal officials and professionals weigh in on how to navigate home rule, local zoning and public outreach.

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.Y

You can receive a discount by purchasing tickets at an early-bird rate before midnight Jan. 31.

NJ Cannabis Insider is a weekly subscriber-based newsletter produced by NJ Advance Media, which also publishes NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated papers.

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