Events

Wed
Jan
23
2019

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 Members

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Fri
Jan
25
2019

The Status of Cannabis in Bergen County: Canna-Business? Canna-Town? Canna-Bank?

11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ (map)

Tue
Feb
19
2019

Accelerate Cannabis

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!

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Thu
Feb
21
2019

Community Forum: Pot Comes to Pway?

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Westergard Library, 20 Murray Ave., Piscataway, NJ (map)

Hear from experts about the status of NJ efforts around marijuana legalization for adult recreational use, and discuss what this could mean for our community.  This event is free but requires pre-registration at https://goo.gl/forms/dgMGmPBNIKc5ftgM2
 
Speakers include:
*Dianna Houenou, ACLU-NJ/New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform
*Meagan Glaser, Drug Policy Alliance 
*Dean Dafis, Maplewood Twp Committeeman
 
Hosted by Piscataway Progressive Democratic Organization and Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
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Thu
Mar
07
2019

Educational Forum: The Legalization of Marijuana in NJ

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Leonia High School, 100 Christie Heights, Leonia, NJ, 07605 (map)

Wed
Oct
02
2019

NJ Cannabis Insider Live

10:30am - 4:30pm

Location: New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, NJ (map)

Format: Networking/sponsor interaction, vendor expo, interspersed with high-profile speakers, expert panelists and Q&A sessions

Keynote speaker:

  • Beth Stavola, iAnthus Chief Strategy Officer. Stavola, a New Jersey native who is considered a rock star in the local industry, helped lead two businesses in the cannabis/hemp space — MPX Bioceuticals and CBD for Life.

Additional speakers and panelists: We’ve designed multi-track panels that range from entry-level to those deep in the weeds. These include:

What the Current and Future State of Cannabis Looks Like in New Jersey

How to Get Into The Business

Hemp & CBD: Business Opportunities in These Developing Industries

What Professionals Your Business Needs to Succeed

What the Medical Community Should Know

Navigating the Complexities of Compliance

  • Deborah R. Miran, a former member of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
  • Michael Cooper, a compliance attorney with MadisonJay Solutions

Women in Leadership Roundtable

Attendees will also interact at a mini expo of New Jersey’s established dispensaries, and those looking to open up shop in the near future.

With the expansion of medical marijuana in New Jersey, there’s been a burst of economic opportunities in the nascent cannabis industry. Only one true source of news and information has been covering it for more than a year: the weekly industry trade report, NJ Cannabis Insider, a new product from NJ Advance Media, the media company behind NJ.com and The Star-Ledger. With exclusive content and live events for and about the legal marijuana and hemp industries, NJ Cannabis Insider remains unrivaled in its reporting and making connections for professionals.

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Thu
Oct
03
2019

37 Annual Black Leadership Conference

All day

Location: Kennedy Center, 429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046 (map)

This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 3rd and ends on Oct 4th

Fri
Oct
04
2019

37 Annual Black Leadership Conference

All day

Location: Kennedy Center, 429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046 (map)

This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 3rd and ends on Oct 4th

Fri
Oct
11
2019

NAACP New Jersey State Conference

All day

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (map)

Sat
Oct
12
2019

NAACP New Jersey State Conference

All day

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (map)

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