Next week there are two cannabis conferences in North Jersey focusing on Business 2 Business (B2B) issues in the emerging New Jersey cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Quality Conference is from Monday to Wednesday, and the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference is on Friday and Saturday.
Cannabis Quality Conference Details
Commissioner Maria Del Cid-Kosso of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJCRC) will deliver a keynote presentation at the Cannabis Quality Conference (CQC). It’s at the Hilton Parsippany in Morris County at 1:00 PM on Monday.
Prior to being appointed by Governor Phil Murphy in February 2021, she was the Director of Policy and Legislative Services at the New Jersey Department of Health. It had jurisdiction over New Jersey’s medical cannabis program.
Following Del Cid’s keynote presentation, a panel discussion on The Future of East Coast Cannabis: Social Equity, Justice & Legalization will take place in the afternoon. Following that will be a panel on The Standardization State of the Union: Science-Based Resources for Driving Cannabis Safety with an overview of the New Jersey cannabis marketplace to end the first day.
The second day will kick off with a Keynote titled Centering Equity in Cannabis Policy, Quality & Business with Toi Hutchinson, President & CEO at Marijuana Policy Project.
Other agenda highlights include:
- The State of the State: An Update on New Jersey Legalization by Steven M. Schain, Esquire, Attorney at Smart-Counsel, LLC
- Tri-State Cannabis: Pro Tips for Winning Applications by Sumer Thomas, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Russ Hudson, Project Manager at Canna Advisors
- Navigating Cannabis Testing Regulations for Multi-State Operations by Michael Kahn, President & Founder of MCR Labs
- Keynote by Edmund DeVeaux, President of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association
- A Guide to Infusion Technology | Design Experiences that Inspire and Innovate with Cannabis Ingredients by Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer at Vertosa
- Valuable Analysis Ahead of Asset Acquisition by Matthew Anderson, CEO of Vanguard Scientific
Registration options are available for in-person, virtual, and hybrid attendance.
The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo is an educational and networking event for the cannabis industry that has cannabis safety, quality, and regulatory compliance as the foundation of the educational content of the program.
With a unique focus on science, technology, safety, and compliance, the CQC enables attendees to engage in conversations that are critical for advancing careers and organizations alike.
Thankfully, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission meeting was pushed from Thursday the 20th to Thursday the 27th.
The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference on Friday and Saturday
New Jersey-based husband & wife team Gary & Marie George created the 2-day Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference (RCE) next Friday and Saturday at the Doubletree hotel by the airport at 128 Frontage Rd in Newark in Essex County.
It is the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur’s fourth annual cannabis conference since the 2020 one was virtual.
The 2-day conference will feature 20 + Speakers, 1,000+ Attendees, 30+ Exhibitors, 1-to-1 Investor Meetings, Networking, and After Parties. Some of the brightest elite cannabis entrepreneurs from across the country converge on New Jersey to teach their blueprints to demystify the process of breaking into the cannabis industry. You’ll see real-life successes as entrepreneurs sharing their insider secrets.
Founders Gary & Marie George own an award-winning digital marketing agency Blazin Multimedia that specializes in filling events for motivational speakers, authors, and business coaches and decided it was time to apply their expertise to cannabis.
“We started the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference out of personal necessity,” said RCE co-founder Gary George. “We basically created the solution I wish we had 5 years ago when we first started on this journey to break into the cannabis industry”.
An array of interactive activities will take place, including SparkTank™ cannabis business pitch contest, Live Masterminds, 1-to-1 Investor Meetings, Networking Mixers & an Experiential After Party where the real business gets done where people are relaxed in a friendly atmosphere and bonding.
A host of celebrities will be in the building, including hip-hop artist & actor Lord Jamar from the rap group Brand Nubian, best known for his roles in HBO TV Series Oz, The Sopranos & Law & Order!
George said he likes to “create a unique EDUtaining experience.”
(Full Disclosure Heady NJ has promotional deals with both companies.)