Last year, New Jersey citizens voted overwhelmingly to legalize cannabis in the state, becoming the 14th state to do so. While we are still waiting to be able to buy it, there are many people and organizations preparing for this day.
The second annual cannabis convention will take place this weekend (October 2-3) at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Event planners say it is the largest gathering of industry professionals and those looking to use the state’s adult leisure market.
As quoted in the Courier Post, âNJCANN is designed for industry leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs, career and knowledge seekers and the curious to come together to learn and meet the people who are leading the way in New Jersey â, New England Cannabis Convention. Founder and Chairman Marc Shepard said.
The New England Cannabis Convention is the parent organization presenting the convention. According to their website: âNECANN has developed resource centers for the rapidly growing cannabis industry since 2014. Engage, learn and expand market opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates and consumers. “
Some of the lectures presented include: the political and commercial history of marijuana in the United States; The future of cannabis in NJ: State residents surveyed ahead of 2020 legalization; 3 Things You Need To Know Before Applying For A New Jersey Commercial Cannabis License; Political and commercial history of marijuana in the United States; Navigate the legalization of cannabis in the workplace; and the Atlantic City Balancing Act: How Cannabis, Tourism, and Social Justice Opportunities Cross.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. All opinions expressed are those of Bill Doyle.