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New Jersey’s Expanding Markets

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February 19, 2019
5pm–9pm

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102


Accelerate Cannabis is a premier educational and networking event for anyone interested in cannabis to learn about the New Jersey market and meet their peers from around the country.

It also presents an opportunity for representatives of the nation’s top cannabis firms and brands interested in breaking into New Jersey.

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About

From one of the producers who brought you last year's New Jersey Cannabis Symposiums, where over 1200 attendees helped spur dozens of media-mentions and draw attention to the excitement of the local industry.


Program

Hear from data scientists, application consultants, local government experts, ancillary business owners, and cannabis brand leaders as they discuss how New Jersey is prepared for adult-use legislation and the expansion of the medical program.

This event brings together some of the industry’s top minds on social advocacy, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement to help clarify the state’s priorities towards these topics and how best to approach community involvement and social equity.

Meet attendees from New Jersey, the tri-state area, and across the country interested in the cannabis industry and learn how to self-brand for the expanding industries in our region.

Learn from cannabis pioneers whose experience with shifting regulations, complex corporate structure, federal limitations, and local licensing patterns will save you time and energy as your ideas mature in the next few years.

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Agenda

February 19, 2019

5:00–6:00

Registration, Networking, Food & Drink

Enjoy the Delicious Spread and Open Bar


6:00–6:45

Welcome & Session #1

International and Domestic Opportunity Assessment

NJ Legislative Updates

Principles of Social Equity


6:45–7:15

Networking, Food & Drink

Enjoy the Delicious Spread and Open Bar


7:15–7:45

Session #2

NJ Medical Program Expansion

Transitioning to an Adult-Use Market

The Evolution of License Application Preparation


7:45–7:55

Break

Stretch and Grab a Beverage


7:55–8:25

Session #3

Real Estate Insights

Taxes and Risk Management

Protecting Your Business


8:30–9:00

Session #4

Economics and Investment Perspectives

Products and Innovations

Forming Lasting Strategic Partnerships


 Panelists

Ellie Siegel  Longview Strategic Founder and CEO

Ellie Siegel
Longview Strategic
Founder and CEO

Jeff Brown  NJ Department of Health Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program

Jeff Brown
NJ Department of Health
Assistant Commissioner, Medicinal Marijuana Program

Geoff Pope  Aon Risk Solutions Vice President

Geoff Pope
Aon Risk Solutions
Vice President

Debra Borchardt  Green Market Report CEO, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Debra Borchardt
Green Market Report
CEO, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Maruf Raza  MNP LLP National Director of Public Companies

Maruf Raza
MNP LLP
National Director of Public Companies

Chris Driessen  Organa Brands President

Chris Driessen
Organa Brands
President

Dara Servis  NJ Cannabis Industry Association Co-Founder and Executive Director

Dara Servis
NJ Cannabis Industry Association
Co-Founder and Executive Director

Evan Eneman  ELLO LLC Co-Founder and CEO

Evan Eneman
ELLO LLC
Co-Founder and CEO

Katie Kincaid  Eaze Director of Public Affairs

Katie Kincaid
Eaze
Director of Public Affairs

Michael Markarian  Contempo Specialty Packaging CEO

Michael Markarian
Contempo Specialty Packaging
CEO

Dianna Houenou  ACLU of NJ Policy Counsel

Dianna Houenou
ACLU of NJ
Policy Counsel

Melissa Dardani  EisnerAmper LLP CPA

Melissa Dardani
EisnerAmper LLP
CPA

Dasheeda Dawson  MJM Strategy Founder, CEO & President

Dasheeda Dawson
MJM Strategy
Founder, CEO & President

Scott Rudder  NJ CannaBusiness Association President

Scott Rudder
NJ CannaBusiness Association
President

Troy Kaplan  Verano Director of New Markets

Troy Kaplan
Verano
Director of New Markets

Bridget Hill-Zayat  Hoban Law Group Attorney

Bridget Hill-Zayat
Hoban Law Group
Attorney

 
Rob Cressen  NJ Medicinal Marijuana Patient Former Exec. Director - NJ GOP

Rob Cressen
NJ Medicinal Marijuana Patient
Former Exec. Director - NJ GOP

Kristin L. Jordan  Greenspoon Marder LLP Senior Counsel

Kristin L. Jordan
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Senior Counsel

 

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Beverage Sponsors


Dining Sponsor


Policy Reform Sponsors


Professional Services Sponsor


Sustainability Sponsors


Foundational Sponsors


Supporters from Afar


Event Partners

 

Registration


General Admission until February 19th -  $299

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