Events

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey: Building an Inclusive Cannabis Economy

February 21, 2018

Essex County College
Siegler Hall
303 University Ave., Newark, NJ  07102

6:30 - 8 p.m.

As legalization nears, what role can ordinary people play in the legal market? This discussion explores how New Jersey can create an equitable, inclusive marijuana industry.

New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform invites you to a conversation to help aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs prepare for the new cannabis economy, with a focus on working to ensure equity in New Jersey.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kristin Jordan, Chair of the Cannabis and Hemp Practice Group at the Newman Ferrara law firm
  • Erik Knutson, CEO of CanCore Concepts Inc., maker of Keef Cola
  • Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel, ACLU-NJ

Topics will include:

  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in cannabis
  • Important considerations for the new industry
  • Other states’ successes and failures in creating a diverse industry.
  • Barriers to participation in the market and how New Jersey can avoid them 

Free and open to the public!

 

Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: Beyond the Bias

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cumberland County Community College
Luciano Conference Center, Banquet Hall
3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ  08360

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform invites you to a panel on marijuana legalization for adults 21 and older as a racial justice issue, with a focus on the public health and public safety reasons to legalize.

Moderated by R. Todd Edwards, Political Action Chair, NAACP New Jersey State Conference

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard T. Smith, NAACP New Jersey State Conference
  • Dianna Houenou, ACLU of New Jersey
  • Dominick Bucci, New Jersey State Police (retired), Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP)
  • Dr. Kamal Kalsi, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • William J. Caruso, Archer Attorneys at Law

Topics will include:

  • The status of legalization in NJ
  • Racial inequity of enforcement of marijuana laws with a discussion of the ACLU- NJ’s report, Unfair and Unequal: NJ’s War on Marijuana Users
  • Legalization and public health: underage use, the opioid epidemic, and more
  • Tax and budget implications of legalization and a discussion of how revenue  should be allocated in order to compensate communities for past harms
  • Public safety impacts of criminalization
  • Zoning considerations
  • Decriminalization vs. legalization
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities for New Jersey residents
  • Q&A 

In Attendance:

Mayors Fanucci (Vineland), Santiago (Millville), Kelly (Bridgeton), and Byrd (Fairfield Twp.) 

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Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: Beyond the Bias

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ  08542

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Doors Open at 6:45 p.m.

New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform invites you to a panel on marijuana legalization for adults 21 and older as a racial justice issue, with a focus on the public health and public safety reasons to legalize.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. David Nathan, Founder and Board President, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
  • Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel, ACLU of New Jersey
  • Dominick Bucci, New Jersey State Police (retired), Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP)

Topics will include:

  • Racial inequity of enforcement of marijuana laws with a discussion of the ACLU- 
  • NJ’s report, Unfair and Unequal: NJ’s War on Marijuana Users.  
  • Legalization and public health: underage use, the opioid epidemic, and more
  • Tax and budget implications of legalization and a discussion of how revenue should be allocated in order to compensate communities for past harm.
  • Public safety impacts of criminalization.
  • Zoning considerations.
  • Decriminalization vs. legalization. 

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