Virtual Cannabis Career Fair

NJCBA and Stockton University Present the 2020 Virtual Cannabis Career Fair

Part of the Cannabis Industrial Marketplace Virtual Expo 2020


December 9-10, 2020


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Have you wondered what it's like to work in the cannabis industry?

This joint event presented by NJCBA and Stockton University will take you through what it takes to participate in this emerging industry, both in the Garden State and throughout the Northeast.

✔︎ Bring your resume! Speed interview with cannabis companies

✔︎ Hear directly from policymakers and business leaders

✔︎ Visit the expo floor featuring more than 100 leading cannabusinesses

✔︎ Network with 1,000+ industry professionals over 2 days

✔︎ Full access tickets include entry to three expos: Dec. 2020, Feb. 2021, and April 2021


Virtual Career Fair Sponsorship Levels

For detailed sponsorship inquiries, please contact:


Marianne Bays

(973) 464-5116

Edmund DeVeaux

(201) 478-9446


2020 Virtual Cannabis Career Fair Speaker Schedule

Dec. 9, 2020 schedule

There are three virtual session rooms running Dec 9th and 10th. Click here for the full agenda.

11:00 a.m.
  • Edmund DeVeaux, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
  • Dr. Ekaterina Sedia – Coordinator, Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program
11:10 a.m.
Focus on Edibles
  • Jackie Cornell, Chief of Policy and Health Innovations at 1906 New Highs (and former Principal Deputy Commissioner of NJ DOH)
  • Monica Taing, PharmD, RPh; Clinical Consultant, Educator and Advocate

This session brings together a cannabis health care policy expert and a cannabis pharmacist to discuss cannabis edibles. They will cover: Differences in ingestion methods and effects; NJ requirements for infusion/cannabis product manufacturing; Patient needs for alternate forms, other than inhaling; and Micro-dosing.

12:05 p.m.
Cannabis Media Panel
Moderator: Rob Mejia Adjunct Professor at Stockton University, President, Our Community Harvest: A Minority-Owned Cannabis Education Company, serial entrepreneur, and author of The Essential Cannabis Book: A Field Guide for the Curious and The Essential Cannabis Journal: Personal Notes from the Field.

  • Faye Coleman, PG Health CEO, Member of Women Grow, NJCBA Board Member, Board Member African American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey
  • Jimmy Young, President of Pro Cannabis Media
  • Jessie Gill, RN, Cannabis Nurse and President of; Freelance writer for VICE, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and more
  • Mary Jane Oatman, Founder Indigenous Cannabis Coalition, Publisher THC (Tribal Hemp and Cannabis Magazine), Member of the Nez Perce Tribe
This panel will examine diverse forms of media and communication and will explain how to use them effectively to deliver a cohesive, resonant message to a cannabis audience. Both traditional and non-traditional forms of media will be examined through visuals, examples, and compelling stories from the panelists. The session will also feature a question and answer segment.
1:05 p.m.
Cooking with Cannabis Panel
Moderator: Tara Sargente, Executive Director NJCBA

  • Kelly McClay, Dean of Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Mario Rodriquez, Chef and Owner, Bootleg Avocado LLC – culinary operations in plant-based and cannabis concepts
  • David Yusefzadeh, CEO & Co-founder, Cloud Creamery, MA
For all of the budding canna-chefs out there, we are proud to have brought together a team of professionals to put on a cooking demonstration like no other! In a pre-recorded video, Infusion 101: Culinary and Cannabis, learn the basics of what to do to get started and then how to prepare either simple and sophisticated meals or special treats for you and your guests. Following the cooking demonstration, this panel of culinary professionals will be available for a live question and answer session.
2:30 p.m.
Cannabis Insurance Industry Panel
Moderator: Holly DeLorenzo, Hardenbergh Insurance Group

  • Jack Palis New Ventures Consults
  • Anne M. Davis, Esq. Attorney, former Executive Director of NORML NJ, medical cannabis patient and a leading NJ Cannabis activist since 2008
  • Karen Adamsbaum, The John Morgan McLachlan Agency, Inc., Somerville, NJ
  • Kim Harris, Senior Policy Analyst, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
The cannabis industry has been underserved by the insurance industry, but is now beginning to rise to the challenge and address business and patient needs. In this panel discussion, learn from industry professionals about new insurance products, challenges and what it's like to work with/specialize in cannabis insurance products.
3:40 p.m.
Hemp Industry Panel
Moderator: Brett Goldman, Hemp and Cannabis Policy Expert

  • Dr. Marielle Weintraub, President, U.S. Hemp Authority
  • Zach Gihorski, Associate Director, Public Policy, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
  • Brett Goldman, Senior Policy Advisor for Hemp and Cannabis and member, NJCBA Hemp Policy Committee
In early 2020, New Jersey became the third state in the country to get their hemp program approved by the USDA. 2020 was supposed to be a banner year for the hemp industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with industry price compression, and regulatory uncertainty left many in the space scratching their heads and asking "now what?"

For New Jersey, with recreational cannabis legalization just around the corner and an emphasis from The Murphy Administration to get a viable hemp program in place, how exactly will hemp evolve in the Garden State and what professional opportunities will be available into the new year? This panel of experts will address the global, U.S. and local hemp market and how things are evolving.
4:40 p.m.
Medical Cannabis Insights
  • Dr. David Nathan, Princeton Psychiatry and Consulting; President of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • Dr. Renita Oglesby, Montclair Medical
The first speaker will address how regulation of cannabis benefit patients and suggest what policies states should have. The second speaker has prepared a video in which she will talk about NJ’s Medicinal Cannabis Program from the perspective of a physician working with patients enrolled in the state program. A live Q & A with Dr. Nathan will follow.
5:30 p.m.
Cannabis Legalization and Social Justice/Social Equity
Moderator: Todd Scattini, President & CEO, Harvest 360; member of the Missouri Cannabis Commission

  • The Honorable Jamel Holly, Member of New Jersey State Assembly
  • The Honorable La Shawn Ford, Representative of State of Illinois
  • David Serrano, Chief Development Officer Harvest 360
  • Edmund DeVeaux, NJCBA
NJ citizens have just voted to legalize cannabis for adult use and the legislature is getting ready to vote to pass a cannabis legalization law. What does that mean for NJ? How will the program be implemented? Hear the vision of legislators and activists from NJ and IL about how we can achieve greater social justice/social equity in legalization implementation – ways in which we can provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs, particularly those from communities most negatively affected by past cannabis prohibition.
7:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Dr. Ekaterina Sedia – Coordinator, Stockton University Cannabis Studies Program
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Tap Into New Jersey's Talented Workforce!

✔︎ Participate online as part of the Cannabis Industrial Marketplace 2020 Virtual Event

✔︎ Attendees interact with booths virtually as they make their way around the exhibit space

✔︎ Interview eager New Jerseyans seeking new opportunities in the cannabis industry

The deadline for employers and vendors to register is Dec. 4th, 2020.

Meet The Speakers

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