New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Statements on Senate & Assembly Committees Advancing Cannabis Enabling Legislation
Trenton — New Jersey CannaBusiness Association President Scott Rudder and Executive Director Tara Sargente issued the following statements today on the Senate Judiciary and the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committees advancing cannabis enabling legislation:
“New Jersey is one giant step closer to a fully functioning cannabis market,” said Rudder. “This is welcome news at a time when our state desperately needs an economic boost. I commend the Legislature and bill sponsors for acting promptly to ensure our state will have no further delays in establishing a robust and flourishing cannabis industry.”
“Today is a historic day for the Garden State,” stated Sargente. “However, the real work lies ahead. We look forward to continuing to work through the legislative and regulatory process to create a fair and equitable framework as we build this new industry. We need to ensure we create a level playing field by eliminating barriers of entry that benefit Wall Street backed out-of-state companies over Main Street entrepreneurs.”
Scott Rudder is a former state legislator, mayor, veteran and current government affairs executive. In addition to his government and political leadership roles, Scott led Business Development efforts for Lockheed Martin Corporation with a focus on energy systems and radar programs.