NJ Cannabis Media: Growing a Sustainable Industry in the Garden State

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Forsgate Country Club

375 Forsgate Drive

Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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On Wednesday, October 24th at the Forsgate County Club, NJ Cannabis Media will host the Inaugural New Jersey Cannabis Summit, “Growing a Sustainable Industry in the Garden State” a summit highlighting the opportunities and obstacles in this multi-billion-dollar industry in the Garden State.

This event will focus on the business in this exciting, emerging industry that faces unique issues---especially while the consumption of marijuana remains prohibited at the federal level. This event will explore how New Jersey businesses can capitalize on this emerging industry while navigating the constantly evolving matrix of State compliance regulations.

Sponsored by: Brach Eichler; Public Strategies Impact; Connell Foley; NJCPAs; Norris McLaughlin P.A.; Pennoni; Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP; HBK CPAs & Consultants; Stark & Stark; Terrapin Care Station

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Curtin, President of NJ Cannabis Media, at tcurtin@njcannabismedia.com.

Exhibitors Include: ACLU- New Jersey | Brach Eichler | Capehart Scatchard | Compassionate Sciences/Cutleaf | Connell Foley | DREEMRR International | Flaster Greenberg | HBK CPAs & Consultants | New Jersey Alternative Medicine | NJCPA Society | Norris McLaughlin P.a. | Panacea Payroll | Pennoni | Plant Your Financial Seed | Public Strategies Impact | Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP | SolarKal | Stark & Stark | Terrapin Care Station


7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Sponsored By: Norris McLaughlin P.A.

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Curtin, President, NJ Cannabis Media
Marc Schwarz, Chief Content Officer, NJ Cannabis Media

8:30-9:15 a.m. Keynote Address by Barbara Brohl Principal, BJ Brohl Strategies, Formerly Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue

8:45-9:15 a.m. Update on New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program -

Jeff Brown Assistant Commissioner, Division of Medicinal Marijuana, New Jersey Department of Health

9:45-11:00 a.m. Establishing a Legal and Compliant Cannabis Business

  • Don’t overlook the importance of compliance

  • Hiring: How to find good employees

  • Technology. Choosing the right systems for your business

  • Banking, cash and security: How to handle financial dealings

  • Why diversity in boardroom and workforce is critical to success

  • Purchasing insurance. What are your needs and how much will it cost?

Moderated By: John D. Fanburg Managing Member, Brach Eichler LLC


Devra Karlebach CEO, GTI New Jersey

Leise Rosman Chief Operating Officer, 4Front Ventures

George Schidlovsky President, Curaleaf New Jersey

DIanna Houenou Policy Counsel, ACLU New Jersey

Bob Daino COO, Acreage Holdings

11:00-11:30 a.m. Morning Networking Break
Sponsored By: Stark & Stark

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Application Process

  • Lessons learned from the most recent ATC application process
  • How to prepare for the next round of medical licenses

  • How would adult-use licenses be different

  • Real estate and site control

Moderated By: George L. Garcia Partner, Connell Foley


Mayor Bert Steinman Ewing Township

Tara Sargente CEO & Founder, Blazin Bakery

Charles Latini Principal, Latini & Gleitz Planning

William Maer Senior Partner, Public Strategies Impact

Zahid Quraishi Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored By: Pennoni

Lunch Keynote: Hadley Ford CEO & Director, iAnthus Capital Holdings

1:45-3:00 p.m. Access to Capital: Funding Options for Your Cannabis Business

Moderated By: Stacey D. Udell Director of Valuation and Litigation Services, HBK


Skip Motsenbocker President, Floris Capital Management

Elizabeth Stavola COO & President, MPX NJ

Sean Stiefel Portfolio Manager, Navy Capital

Vikas Desai Co-Founder, WelCan Capital

3:00-3:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Wanda James CEO , Simply Pure

3:30-3:45 p.m. Afternoon Networking Break

3:45-4:45 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Edinburgh Room: Opportunities and Obstacles in Running a Dispensary

  • Layout and design
  • Security

  • Packaging

  • Customer experience

Moderated by: Keya C. Denner Member, Norris McLaughlin P.A.


George Schidlovsky President, Curaleaf New Jersey

Restaurant 37: Opportunities and Obstacles in Opening an Ancillary Business

  • Logistics and fulfillment
  • Working with plant-touching vs. non-plant touching
  • Products vs. services

Moderated by: Gene Markin Shareholder, Stark & Stark


Kay Garcia CEO, Women Grow

Chris Woods Founder & CEO, Terrapin Care Station

Chanda Macias Owner & General Manager, National Holistic Healing Center

Inverness Room: Opportunities and Obstacles in Growing

  • Founding and training growers
  • How many strains?
  • Efficiencies and scale

  • Energy and power grid issues

Moderated by: David Hodges Former Project Specialist/Investigator, Division of Medicinal Marijuana, New Jersey Department of Health


Shaya Brodchandel CEO, Harmony Dispensary

Michael Cromer Regional Vice President, Pennoni

4:45 p.m. Summit Concludes

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