N.J.’s cannabis business leaders to network at this virtual conference as legal market opens

By Published On: February 12, 2021Categories: News

As an impending deadline for action on cannabis legislation barrels toward a Feb. 18 deadline, those in New Jersey’s cannabis space will have an opportunity to be a part of the state’s largest business conference and networking event soon afterward.

That legislation and the actions businesses and communities take will shape the one of the most important economic and social justice components of the Garden State for the foreseeable future.

On March 9-10, NJ Cannabis Insider will host a virtual event over two consecutive mornings of strategic networking sessions built around speakers and panel discussions focused on what the new industry will bring to the Garden State, and how to succeed in it.

Space is limited and tickets won’t last. Early-bird discounted tickets are currently on sale until Feb. 15, when the price of admission increases from $80 to $110; click here for details.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Al Harrington, the 16-year NBA vet and Orange native is co-founder and CEO of the multi-state Viola Brands
  • Mayor Janice Kovach, of Clinton Township, and president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
  • Bill Caruso, a partner at Archer Law, is the former executive director of the state Assembly Majority Office, and has shepherded through numerous pieces of landmark legislation.
  • Dasheeda Dawson, Cannabis Program supervisor at the City of Portland, Oregon, and founder/CEO of The WeedHead & Company.
  • Ed DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Assn., and a lobbyist with Burton Trent Public Affairs.
  • Jennifer Cabrera, counsel at multi-state cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg.
  • Jackie Cornell, a former New Jersey Health Department principal deputy commissioner, and an executive at 1906, a cannabis edibles company

More speakers will be announced in the coming days. Themes that will be explored during the programmed portion of the conference:

  • Timeline for the road ahead as the market opens
  • What you need to compete for a license
  • How to work with municipalities
  • How will social equity work
  • Accounting/finance challenges
  • What to expect on the federal level

We expect at least 60 minutes of focused networking sessions each day. On our networking “floor” we’ll have eight to 12 roundtables, hosted by sponsors and partners.

  • Trichome Analytical, headquartered in Mount Laurel Township, offers the highest standard in accurate, compliant and comprehensive cannabis and industrial hemp testing and consulting services for cultivators, processors, retailers and regulatory agencies.
  • Grassi Advisors & Accountants, which has a cannabis arm providing guidance with taxes, securing funding, managing cashflow, among other services.
  • Supreme Security Alarms, New Jersey leaders in the security space, providing custom designed, state-of-art systems to protect your business.
  • Archer Law, cannabis law attorneys, in conjunction with Archer Public Affairs, are at the forefront of marijuana legalization, helping the public sector and governments grapple with responsible regulations.
  • Eaze, a California-based technology platform that connects adult consumers with local licensed retailers for on-demand delivery of legal cannabis products.

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