By: Joshua Gras, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Internship
BRIDGETON, N.J. — The Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar at noon on February 23 via Zoom. The seminar aims to help local employers deal with the legalization of marijuana in regard to its future effects on the hiring process.
This event is meant to educate employers who are unsure how to handle the changing landscape of marijuana in New Jersey and the United States. Although legislation hasn’t officially been passed yet, New Jersey voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana as part of a referendum during the 2020 general election.
Megan Knowlton Balton, chair of the Legal/Legislative Committee for the Human Resource Association of Southern New Jersey and member of the Board of The South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is leading this program.
The attendance fee for the program will be $10 in which there will be an opportunity for networking 15 minutes before the program starts for those interested. After paying the attendance fee attendees will be given the information required to access the event. You can sign up for the seminar here.
The event is looking for sponsors for not only this meeting, but two future events on March 16 and May 18.
The program’s tagline “Marijuana is Legal – Keep Your Business From Going Up In Smoke” gives a clever nod to the 1978 cult classic “Up in Smoke” featuring Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin while letting prospective attendees know what type of information the event will provide.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.