By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
SOUTH JERSEY — NJ.com is hosting a two-day virtual seminar on March 9 and 10 regarding legal recreational marijuana in New Jersey. During this two-day seminar, the event hosts and speakers plan to go over what this new industry will bring to New Jersey.
The following speakers will all provide input on legal marijuana in New Jersey during this virtual seminar:
- Dianna Houenou, member of New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC)
- State Senator Troy Singleton
- Jeff Brown, executive director of the CRC and assistant commissioner of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program
- Al Harrington, former NBA player and co-founder/CEO of Viola Brands
- Mayor Janice Kovach, Clinton Township
- Dasheeda Dawson, cannabis program supervisor in Portland, OR and founder/CEO of the WeedHead company
- Bill Caruso, partner at Archer Law and New Jersey CannaBusiness Association board member
- Edmund DeVeaux, president of New Jersey CannaBusiness Association and a lobbyist with Burton Trent Public Affairs
- Robert DiPisa, co-chair of Cole Schot’s Cannabis Law Group
- David Serrano, U.S. Navy Veteran and founder/chief of Development at Harvest 360
- Jennifer Cabrera, counsel at Vicente Sederberg law firm
- Jackie Cornell, former New Jersey Health Department Assistant Commissioner and executive of cannabis edible company 1906
Each session of the seminar will last about 60 minutes. Although marijuana has officially been legalized in New Jersey, sales are still months away, and the drug will be heavily regulated in the state.
Eleven sponsors and their three partners will help make this event happen. The sponsors are Harvest 360, Cole Schotz, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, NJ Cannabis Certified, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Archer Law, Archer Public Affairs, Trichome Analytical, Grassi Advisors & Accountants, Supreme Security Alarms, and Eaze. The partners are The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, The National Cannabis Industry Association, and Vicente Sederberg.
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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.