The Green Rush: Exploring the Future of Cannabis in Jersey City

This is a past event

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Is the Cannabusiness Jersey City's next emerging industry? With legalization as one of Governor Murphy's campaign promises and thoughtful preparation one Mayor Fulop's top priorities, Jersey City has become one of the state's most progressive communities for this business to boom. We're bringing together industry experts and community leaders to talk through the complexities of the business, analyze legislative updates and the impact on the community, talk tech, and answer any and all questions you may have about venturing into the Cannabiz!

6:00 - 6:45 PM: Networking and Happy Hour
6:45 - 7:00 PM: Welcome from the Organizers
7:00 - 7:25 PM: Featured Tech Talk: Kelli Arthur Hykes, Snr Gov't Relations Associate + Q/A
7:30 - 7:55 PM: Tech Panel: How Tech Can Enable the Birth and Growth of the Cannabiz + Q/A
7:55 - 8:05 PM: Take 5, Grab a Brew and a Bite
8:05 - 8:30 PM: Legis Panel: Smoke and Mirrors: The Challenges of a Thriving Cannabiz in JC + Q/A
8:30 - 9:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Networking

Tech Panel feat. Rani Soto (LeafLaunch Accel/CannaGather), Kevin Provost (Greenhouse Ventures), Ishveen Anand (OpenSponsorship), Matt Miller (MG Miller IP), plus Kurt Watkins (Opinr) and Tommy MacLane

Legislative Panel feat. Scott Rudder (NJCA), Devra Karlebach (NJCIA), Payton Guion (NJ Advance Media), Brian Staffa (BSC Group), Heather Kumer (Connell Foley) and Dan McKillop (Scarinci Hollenbeck)

Thoughts from the organizer:
“It’s unreal to think that in a few short months, recreational marijuana could be legalized in NJ and quite possibly be the next emerging industry in JC. It’s all about leadership and experience, having the opportunity to learn from the best in the biz, drawing in the facts and being educated. That’s how the stage is set for April 18th at Hudson Hall, that’s what the #JCTechMeetup is all about. Next Weds is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a groundbreaking discussion and phenomenal event featuring some of the brightest minds in the cannabusiness, local leaders aiming for change, and experts who see well past the green. Come grab a brew, learn a thing or two, and hear why our speakers believe the grass is certainly greener for the industry in JC.” Read more here:

Dan Sullivan
Organizer, #JCTechMeetup