MJ Legalization in NJ: How Can it Advance Racial Justice?
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church 831 Kaighn Avenue, Camden, New Jersey 08103 (map)
Community Meeting on Marijuana and the Cannabis Industry
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NAN Newark Tech World, 400 Hawthorne Ave, Newark, NJ 07112 (map)
Inaugural New Jersey Cannabis Summit, “Growing a Sustainable Industry in the Garden State”
7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831 (map)
Community Meeting: Discussion on Adult-Use Cannabis
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305 (map)
The purpose of the community meeting is to:
- Inform and educate Jersey City residents on facts about cannabis
- Hear from elected officials on the current status of proposed legislation
- Discuss the racial and social justice components of decriminalization/legalization
- Discuss community concerns on cannabis
- Senator Ronald Rice, 28th Legislative District
- NJ Minority Alliance
- Dianna Houenou, ACLU
- Ijeoma Opara, Researcher
- Assemblywoman McKnight will provide opening remarks
- Panelists will introduce themselves and discuss their roles and thoughts on the issue
Let's Talk about Marijuana
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Asbury, 210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 (map)
Legal weed could be coming to NJ as soon as this month, and USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey is bringing together a panel of journalists and community leaders - both in favor of legalization and against - to have a frank conversation about what it could mean for you.
We'll let you hear the pros and cons in the weed debate and answer your questions about the future of New Jersey with - or without - legal weed.
On the table for discussion at Let's Talk About Marijuana, a free event to be held 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at The Asbury hotel:
What has to happen for weed to be legalized in New Jersey and how could it change your town or neighborhood?
How could New Jerseyans benefit - or not - from the expansion of medical marijuana? What could it mean for your healthcare?
What would you be allowed to do, legally? How will it all be regulated?
Will New Jerseyans be able to get marijuana-related criminal records expunged and what would it take for that to happen?
The Asbury hotel is located at 210 5th Ave. in Asbury Park. Admission is free. Registration is required.
Visit tickets.app.com to reserve your seat or call 732.643.4200 for more information. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Meeting
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: State House Annex, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4, 131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 (map)
Dear NJUMR supporter,
Four important marijuana legalization bills are up for debate in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m.
We need you at the Capitol building in Trenton to show that legalization in New Jersey needs to actively advance racial and social justice.
Join us at the Senate hearing:
November 26, 10 a.m.
State House Annex, 1st Floor, Committee Room 4
131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
If you can’t make it, we’ll livestream the hearing as well on our Facebook page.
Thanks to all of you who have made your voice heard! We are making history – and a real difference – by ensuring that racial justice remains a key component of marijuana legalization in our state.
Call your senator this week before the hearing – and after! – to express your strong support for a marijuana legalization bill that advances racial justice.
The NJUMR team
The Cannabis Economy: Are You Ready?
8:30am - 11:30am
Location: National Conference Center, East Windsor (map)
Expansion of the state's medical marijuana program and legalization of adult use cannabis may be just around the corner. Hear what policymakers are saying and what it could mean to your business. Employers will need to plan and address potential issues that may arise due to legal cannabis use. Learn from experts about becoming a cannabis business owner in New Jersey.
Fee: $70 Members, $95 Future MembersMore Info
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street Newark, NJ 07102 (map)
Only a few days left until the region’s premier industry event!
ACLU-NJ has partnered with Accelerate Cannabis to bring together the emerging cannabis industry for an evening of engaging discussion and vital networking.
Accelerate Cannabis will be an unforgettable evening at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on February 19th from 5:00-9:00pm.
Don’t miss out!
REGISTER NOW AT: ACCELERATE CANNABIS
And register for only $149 with coupon code: ACACLUNJ149
2019 brings us closer than ever to progress at the state, federal, and international level, away from prohibition and towards sustainable regulation. Learn what the next phase may look like and how you can get involved!
Hear from new voices with perspectives on the region alongside local insiders as we discuss what to expect in the next phase:
- Jeff Brown, New Jersey Department of Health
- Ellie Siegel, Longview Strategic
- Maruf Raza, MNP
- Troy Kaplan, Verano Holdings
- Kristin L. Jordan, Greenspoon Marder
- Geoff Pope, AON Risk Solutions
- Evan Eneman, ELLO
- Chris Driessen, Organa Brands
- Dasheeda Dawson, MJM Strategy
- Debra Borchardt, Green Market Report
- Scott Rudder, New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
- Michael Markarian, Contempo Specialty Packaging
- Katie Kincaid, Eaze
- Dianna Houenou, ACLU-NJ
- Bridget Hill-Zayet, Hoban Law Group
- Dara Servis, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
- Melissa Dardani, EisnerAmper LLP
We are proud to be a part of Accelerate Cannabis and hope to see you there February 19th!More Info
Community Forum: Pot Comes to Pway?
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Westergard Library, 20 Murray Ave., Piscataway, NJ (map)
Educational Forum: The Legalization of Marijuana in NJ
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Leonia High School, 100 Christie Heights, Leonia, NJ, 07605 (map)